Update Jan 12 2005: the position is filled! Thanks a lot to all the excellent applicants. We hope we'll be able to offer new positions next year! Jürgen Schmidhuber
recurrent neural net

POSITION (3 months)

(2 year prolongation possible)
We have 3 months of funding for an outstanding postdoc (or other type of visitor) interested in combining LSTM recurrent networks and Hidden Markov Models. Application: speech recognition.

Start: 1 April 2005. End: 30 June 2005. But there is a possibility of prolongation for another 2 years. Salary: roughly SFR 72,000 per year, or US$ 62,310 as of Dec 2004; low taxes.

Applicants should submit as soon as possible: (i) Curriculum vitae, (ii) List of three references and their email addresses, (iii) Brief statement on how their research interests fit the topics above.

Applications in plain ASCII format (plain text files!) can be submitted by email to juergen@idsia.ch. Small PDF attachments are ok (but no .doc files, please). Do NOT send large files; instead send WWW pointers.

speech signal
In your email application, please use your first and last name in the subject header, together with the keyword lstm2004. For instance, if your name is John Smith, then your message should have a header such as:
subject: John Smith lstm2004

This will facilitate appropriate filing of your stuff. Thanks a lot!

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