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From: Jimi Shanahan
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 16:57:48 +0100
Subject: French Alps, Grenoble, France: Research Engineer at Xerox Research Centre Europe

Research Position available in Machine Learning at Xerox Research

Job Reference: MLTT 0101

XRCE Grenoble Laboratory is a world leader in natural language, distributed systems, and knowledge management research. It forms an integral part of Xerox's research culture with sister laboratories in Cambridge (UK) and Palo Alto (PARC, California).

Currently, the centre is seeking a highly motivated and qualified researcher to play a pivotal role in the area of multilingual and multimedia document categorization as part of the KerMIT EU project. KerMIT (Kernel Methods for Image and Text classification, clustering, ranking and filtering) concerns the development of algorithms and software for the classification, clustering, ranking and filtering, both in an online and offline setting, of digital documents. In particular, the focus of this project investigates the use of kernel methods (support vector machines and others) in processing multilingual (French, English, Czech, Hungarian, German) and multimedia documents (text+images). The project partners include: Reuters Group Plc, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College (University of London), UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and UniversitÓ di Genova.

Candidates for this position should be energetic, highly motivated and will be expected to hold a PhD degree or have equivalent academic or industrial experience in information retrieval and/or machine learning. A good publication record in international conferences is desirable. Candidates must have good computational skills (we currently use Java, Perl and C/C++) and must either have a fundamental understanding of both text and image processing or be willing to acquire these skills. Proficiency in English is required and good communication skills are a must.

XRCE offers excellent salaries and benefits (and relocation package), excellent computing facilities and the opportunity to work in a leading international research institute. The successful candidate will be located in Grenoble (France), in the foothills of the Alps, providing access to some of the best outdoors in the world (activities in this region include: snowboarding, skiing, golfing, hiking, kayaking, paragliding, rock climbing, fishing etc.). Please refer to the XRCE webpages (http://www.xrce.xerox.com/) for further information regarding this position and on our research centre.

The position is for a period of 18 months, possibly leading to a permanent position and is available immediately.

Informal enquires regarding this position can be made to:
Nicola Cancedda, Tel: 33-476-61-5159, cancedda@xrce.xerox.com
James Shanahan, Tel: 33-476-61-5113, shanahan@xrce.xerox.com

Applications should consist of a resume and a recent journal or conference paper and can be submitted preferably by email (cancedda@xrce.xerox.com, mitenne@xrce.xerox.com and shanahan@xrce.xerox.com) or by post to the following address:
Job Reference: MLTT 0101
Mr. Christophe Mitenne
Human Resources
Xerox Research Centre Europe
6, chemin de Maupertuis
38240 MEYLAN, France

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