Post-doc position in Social Signal Processing at Idiap Research Institute

The Idiap Research Institute seeks qualified candidates for one
postdoctoral researcher position in Social Signal processing. The
appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal. Salaries are

The research will be conducted in the context of the European Network of
Excellence in Social Signal Processing SSPNet (see The
position offers the possibility of collaborating with prominent research
teams in speech, vision, linguistic and psychology. The research aims at
automatically inferring human attitudes and behaviors from nonverbal
cues detected through sensors like microphones and cameras.

The ideal candidate holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or
Computer Science in the fields of machine learning, speech processing or
signal processing. Interests in multi-modality and human behavior is a

Excellent mathematical and programming skills are expected. The
applicant should also have good communication skills and the capability
of working in a multidisciplinary team. A first postdoctoral experience
and/or previous experience in a European project is a plus.

Candidates interested in the position should include in their
application a CV, name of three academic references and one-page
statement of research purpose.

The starting date is early 2011.

For further details about the position and applications please contact:
Dr. Fabio Valente (fabio.valente(at)

About Idiap
Idiap is an independent, non-profit research institute recognized and
supported by the Swiss Government, and affiliated with the Ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It is located in the town of
Martigny in Valais, a scenic region in the south of Switzerland,
surrounded by the highest mountains of Europe, and offering exciting
recreational activities, including hiking, climbing and skiing, as well
as varied cultural activities. It is within close proximity to Geneva
and Lausanne. Although Idiap is located in the French part of
Switzerland, English is the working language. Free French lessons are

Idiap offers competitive salaries and conditions at all levels in a
young, dynamic, and multicultural environment. Idiap is an equal
opportunity employer and is actively involved in the “Advancement of
Women in Science” European initiative. The Institute seeks to maintain a
principle of open competition (on the basis of merit) to appoint the
best candidate, provides equal opportunity for all candidates, and
equally encourage both genders to apply.