We are seeking 2 outstanding postdocs
with experience / interest in topics such as
handwriting recognition (both isolated digits and connected handwriting),
recurrent neural networks (RNN),
statistical / Bayesian approaches, HMM,
support vector machines
(especially recurrent ones), etc.
Goal: to improve the state of the art in handwriting
recognition and to implement prototypes, in collaboration with
the Swiss company LIFEWARE.
Salary commensurate with
experience: ~ SFR 72,000 / year (~ US$ 70,000 / year as of 10 July 2008).
Start: now or soon.
Submit your CV and a list of 3 references and their
email addresses to
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In the subject header,
mention your name and the keyword kti2008.
For example, if your name is Jo Mo, use
subject: Jo Mo kti2008
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It is the origin of special relativity (1905)
World Wide Web (1990),
is associated with 105 Nobel laureates, and
boasts far more Nobel prizes per capita than any other nation.
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most cited single-author paper,
Switzerland also got the
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For example, its
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IDSIA is also the origin of the first mathematical theory of optimal
Artificial Intelligence and self-referential
Universal Problem Solvers (previous work on general
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Recurrent Neural Networks
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Evolution and other methods.
Research topics also include
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