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Silvia Rossi <[log in to unmask]>
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Silvia Rossi <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 23:35:16 +0100
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The PhD Program in Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) has an open call for 1 PhD studentship reserved for non-Italian citizens who are not resident in Italy <> on the following topic:

Adaptive Multimodal Human-Robot and Machine Interaction

Compared to a common Graphic User Interface (GUI), a robotic platform can deploy also speech, gestures and other non-verbal signals that can be used to enhance the naturalness of the interaction. This targets a more natural way of dialoguing preferred to those based on a single communication channel as already seen in most of the applications on tablets and mobile phones. In this context, the goal is to study and design adaptive multimodal interaction mechanism where the focus will not only be on relying on different modalities and on how to apply on them fusion techniques in order to generate the correct interpretation of the user intention, but also to select the proper feature set and to optimize them with reference to both each modal channel and to each user. In this view, the majority of the robotic applications are based on static user models, this makes such prevents systems to adapt independently and proactively to changes in the needs and preferences of users. The aim of the present proposal is to investigate how to merge human-robot and human-machine multimodal interaction research issues with online adaptive learning ones. 

The selected candidate will join the PRISCA Laboratory (Projects of Intelligent Robotics and Advanced Cognitive Systems) in Naples. The PRISCA Lab is a dynamic, international, and multidisciplinary team that offers exciting scientific projects, as well as an excellent and stimulating research environment.

How to apply

Closing Date: July 31st, 2018

Detailed instructions and further details on the PhD call are available at: <>
The selection will be based on CV and a skype interview.

If you have any questions related to the position, please don't hesitate to contact dr. Silvia Rossi by e-mail ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>). 

About Naples

Naples (Italian: Napoli) is the third largest city in Italy, and is the capital of the Campania region. World-known for its rich history, art, culture, architecture, music, and gastronomy, Naples is a lively, exciting and bustling city situated on the southwest coast in a gorgeous gulf, and is surrounded by attractive tourist and archaeological sites such as Capri, Ischia, Amalfi Coast, Pompei, Ercolano, Mount Vesuvius. See <> for further information.
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