We seek a PhD student to work with Jindřich Libovický on a 4-year project focusing on a better understanding of multilingual language representations, improving their language neutrality and language coverage.
The prospective PhD thesis topic is:
Study if and how cultural aspects of meaning (e.g., moral values) are encoded in the representations and methods to make multilingual more culture aware.
Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (ÚFAL) has an active community working on cutting-edge natural language processing. There will be significant interaction with the other researchers at the institute, especially the groups of Ondřej Bojar, Daniel Zeman, Pavel Pecina, Zdeněk Žabokrtský, and Jan Hajič. Charles University is the top-ranking university in Czechia, attracting strong talents locally and internationally.
If you are interested in applying please send me:
A cover letter (clearly indicate which position you are applying for and include possible starting dates);
A short research plan addressing past, current, and future interests;
A brief statement of teaching experience and interest;
The names and addresses of two references.
The working language is English, no knowledge of Czech is required. Candidates with a strong background in natural language processing and machine learning are preferred, but other backgrounds are also welcome.
Please submit your applications by March 20, 2022 via email to libovicky at ufal dot mff dot cuni dot cz. The expected starting date is October 1, 2023.

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