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Thinking about Joining Us?

INESC ID is one of the largest and most dynamic research institutes in Portugal in the areas of telecommunications, information systems and electronics with the status of associated laboratory given by the Portuguese government. The Laboratório de sistemas de Língua Falada (L2F), or Spoken Language Systems Lab provides an interdisciplinary and creative work environment active in multiple areas of speech and language research. These include

  • speech recognition, synthesis, enhancement and understanding, speech to speech translation
  • speaker, language and accent identification, computational paralinguistics
  • music genre classification, audio finger-printing and retrieval, multi-document summarization of multimedia (audio + video + text)
  • machine translation, summarization, sentiment analysis
  • natural language generation, syntactic and semantic processing, named entity retrieval
  • multimodal dialogue systems, question answering, etc.

Have a look at our recent projects and demos.

L2F has its own powerful IT infrastructure within INESC-ID including

  • Robust and fast shared filesystems for storage and processing of very large data-sets
  • A computer cluster with Hadoop and condor among other parallel computing utilities
  • Dedicated computing units with GPUs and intel-phi CPUs
  • VPN, ssh as well as hosting for CVS, SVN and Git repositories.

This infrastructure also provides online services to various academic and private sector partners. We have a strong cooperation with our spin-off VoiceInteraction and with well established industrial partners such as Microsoft, as well as startups from our own group such as Unbabel.

Finally, it is also worth mentioning that Lisbon offers a high quality of life while being one of the least expensive capitals in Europe, test it yourself here.

Want to joint us?. Have a look at the opportunities below. If there aren't any at the time, feel also free to send us an email to find out about potential openings or partnerships.


Ph.D. Program CMU-Portugal

Post-Doc Fellowship in Project INSIDE

This is a 3 year position, starting in April 2015, earliest.

INSIDE is a joint research project involving Portuguese academic/industrial partners and the Carnegie Mellon University. The project explores symbiotic child-robot interactions in joint cooperative activities, with application to the treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder impairments.

Your role would be related to speech processing in environmentally challenging conditions and with limited adaptation data available. Research will be focused on static and dynamic adaptation of models starting from our current research on deep learning and observation uncertainty techniques.

We are looking for candidates with following experience:

  • Robust ASR/KWS
  • Neural networks
  • Python, bash scripting and C/C++

Additional experience welcome

  • Computational Paralinguistics
  • Python-theano
  • Knowledge of the Portuguese language
  • Missing features / Observation uncertainty

If interested, send a curriculum vitae (highlighting publications relevant to the position) and a motivation letter to ramon.astudillo@l2f.inesc-id.pt before March 27.

Opportunities for Students

Master Theses Themes at L2F (2013/14)

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