Ph.D. research assistant in the field of Dialog Modeling

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is the result of the merger of the University of Karlsruhe and the Research Center, Karlsruhe. It is a unique institution in Germany, which combines the mission of a university with that of a large-scale research center of the Helmholtz Association. With 8000 employees and an annual budget of EUR 650 million, KIT is one of the largest research and education institutions worldwide.


At the Institute for Anthropomatics, Lehrstuhl Prof. Waibel a


Ph.D. research assistant

in the field of Dialog Modeling


is to be filled immediately with a salary according to TV-L E13.


The responsibilities include basic research in the area of statistical machine translations, as well as participation in application targeted research projects in the area of multimodal Human-machine interaction. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the state-of-the art of modern translation systems.  He/she will participate in the design, development, and exploration of innovative methods, algorithms and techniques leading to improvements in translation performance.


Within the framework of the international center for advanced communication technology (interACT), our institute operates in two locations, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany and at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh und Silicon Valley, USA. This offers a first class research environment, working in top research projects in top ranked universities.  International joint and collaborative research at and between our centers is common and encouraged, and offers great international exposure and activity. 


The focus of our research is to develop better communication and computing services that take advantage of an understanding of the Human context and activities. One of our current research interests is the field of simultaneous translation of lectures, video conferencing, and monologues in general.


We seek qualified candidates with a M.S. degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related fields.  The position offers the opportunity to work toward a Ph.D. degree.  A record of academic achievements, relevant experience and knowledge in relevant areas, and good programming skills are expected.


KIT is pursuing a gender equality policy. Women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. If equally qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.


Questions may be directed t. Sebastian Stüker, Tel. +49 721 608 6284, E-Mail: sebastian stueker does-not-exist.kit edu,


The application should be sent to Professor Alex Waibel, Institut für Anthropomatik, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Postfach 6980, 76049 Karlsruhe, Germany



KIT – University of the State of Baden-Württemberg and National Laboratory of the Helmholtz Association.