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SONICOM Vacancies

The SONICOM consortium is growing. The project partners are in need of PhD students, post-docs and research assistants to join the AR/VR revolution.

Research Associate – University of Glasgow

Closing date: 25 November 2021

To make a leading contribution to the SONICOM project “Transforming auditory-based social interaction and communication in AR/VR” working with Professor Steve Brewster (www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~stephen/aboutme.shtml) and Professor Alessandro Vinciarelli (www.vinciarelli.net/). The successful candidate will have an established track record in Social Signal Processing, the computing domain aimed at automatic detection and synthesis of nonverbal behavioural cues in human-human and human-machine interactions. In particular, the successful candidate will be experienced in speech processing and machine learning, possibly in the framework of Virtual and Augmented Reality applications. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate openness to interdisciplinary collaborations involving computer science and psychology researchers. The main goal of the successful candidate will be the development of methodologies capable to infer the personality traits of an individual (both self-assessed and attributed) from nonverbal vocal behaviour and, possibly, from other nonverbal behavioural cues. The planned work includes experimental activities aimed at the collection of data.

Country: Scotland
Partner: University of Glasgow
Contract: Full time, 3 years
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