Postdoc MARCS & CSIRO, (Kate Stevens )

Subject: Postdoc MARCS & CSIRO,
From:    Kate Stevens  <kj.stevens(at)UWS.EDU.AU>
Date:    Tue, 24 Sep 2002 16:55:55 +1000

Australian Research Council (ARC) CSIRO Linkage ­ Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Call for Expressions of Interest Tenable at MARCS Auditory Laboratories, University of Western Sydney, Australia & Mathematical & Information Sciences (MIS) Division of the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Project Title: i) Auditory Information in Multi-Modal Immersive Environments for Training: Implementation and Evaluation of Spoken Instructions & Feedback; OR ii) Data Mining of Spoken Language. Expressions of interest are sought from recent PhD graduates to submit an application for an ARC Linkage-Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship (APDC) to work on either of these three-year collaborative projects between the Mathematical & Information Sciences (MIS) Division of the Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) ( and MARCS Auditory Laboratories at the University of Western Sydney ( The Project The first project will involve implementation and systematic evaluation of auditory information in a complex immersive environment. The innovative approach will draw on experimental and behavioural techniques to develop a suite of valid and reliable evaluation tools and technologies. The second project will develop new tools for automatic extraction and categorisation of information from web and media archives of English speech. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers in information science, auditory perception, and speech science and will: - be active participants of MARCS and CSIRO R & D groups; - have access to leading speech and VR technology; and - develop their academic standing and research profile through supervision of graduate students, attendance at national and international conferences, and publication of research findings. The Applicant We are seeking a recent PhD graduate with research experience in: AI, VR, Speech Science, or Computer Science, and an interest in and aptitude for instructional design and behavioural studies. Eligibility Criteria for APDC Fellowships Both Australian and non-Australian researchers may apply for an APDC to commence in 2003 if: - they have been awarded a PhD since March 1, 1999, or - they have not yet submitted their PhD thesis but are due to do so before the end of 2002 About MARCS and CSIRO-MIS MARCS Auditory Laboratories is a vibrant research centre at the University of Western Sydney, Bankstown. The 48 staff and students of MARCS conduct basic and applied research on auditory perception and cognition with particular focus on speech and music. MARCS comprises: Speech and Language Lab; Hearing & Auditory Processes Lab; Music Cognition Lab; Communicative Musicality Lab; Speech Technology Lab; Human Factors & Performance Lab; Baby Lab; and Second Language Acquisition Lab. For details visit Mathematical & Information Sciences Division of CSIRO specialises in mathematics, statistics and IT research to benefit Australian industry. Researchers in the division have expertise in computer science and engineering, applied mathematics, statistics and related disciplines. Research and service delivery areas include: data mining; bioinformatics; data integration; scheduling; simulation and modelling; computational fluid dynamics; remote sensing; image analysis; expert systems; human-computer interaction; virtual; environments; mobile communication; spatial information systems. For details see: Procedure 1. Contact Professor Denis Burnham, Director MARCS Auditory Laboratories: d.burnham(at) or Dr Cécile Paris, Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO-MIS: 2. By October 1, submit: - CV including list of publications and name and contact details of 2 referees - Two-page summary of doctoral research program and details of any other relevant research experience Applications for APDC close October 18, 2002. Offers will be made in April for commencement by August 31, 2003. _______________________________________________ Dr Kate Stevens School of Psychology & MARCS Auditory Labs University of Western Sydney - Bankstown Campus Locked Bag 1797 South Penrith DC NSW 1797 Australia Phone: (+612) 9772 6324 Fax: (+612) 9772 6736 Email: kj.stevens(at) MARCS: AMPS: _______________________________________________

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