The Institute for Machine Learning at ETH Zurich has an opening for a
PhD position to work on a Machine Learning project to create abstract representations from multimodal data
In recent years the popularity of machine learning methods has increased dramatically, partially due to the wider availability of multimodal data - such as images and text - as well as an increase in computational power. The project deals with the following research questions: First, how to learn generic abstract representations from multimodal data that capture semantic dependencies and structural relationships in this data. Second, we would like to exploit the learned generic representations to train models with less supervision. One concrete use case for image captioning would consist of creating a model that can learn to label an image with captions of increasing levels of abstraction.

The work of the PhD student hired for this position will revolve around the design of appropriate models and efficient training methods. The candidate will have the opportunity to explore a variety of domains relating to machine learning, computer vision and natural language processing. Your responsibility will also include to disseminate and report your results using international platforms and take active part in the activities of the Institute of Machine Learning at ETH Zurich.
You have a master degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or related fields; solid programming skills; good written and spoken English; strong team-working abilities and excellent communication skills. You are enthusiastic, proactive and autonomous. Former experience with machine learning and experience in computer vision or natural language processing are a plus.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas and contact details of 2 referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about Institute for Machine Learning please visit our website http://www.ml.inf.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to recruiting_dalab (at) yahoo (dot) com (no applications).