Postdoctoral fellowship Multimodal Communication in Virtual Humans 1,0 fte

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 11 Jan 2022

The Department of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University is looking for an enthusiastic new colleague. Are you excited about the possibility of developing and testing virtual humans? Are you interested in how to map human multimodal communicative channels onto agents? Have you always wanted to work on the interface of cognitive science and artificial intelligence? Do you have a preference to work in academia while maintaining close ties with expert companies in the field? Then this two-year postdoctoral fellowship position may be the one for you. 

As part of a recently funded project, we are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a background in cognitive psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, computer science, or related field. Together with two leading companies that excel in developing real-life virtual humans, we aim to build algorithms that map human behavior onto agent behavior and evaluate the quality of these agents.


This project augments existing projects we run in building embodied conversational agents. In this project you will be working in a team of agent modelers and virtual reality experts, including programmers and research scientists, to come up with creative solutions to make virtual humans behave more human-like. You will be working alongside a dedicated programmer to translate ideas and findings from experimental studies into practice. Central to the project is to understand the mechanisms behind translating nonverbal human behavior to virtual humans, in order to further develop the quality of intelligent tutoring systems that can be used in virtual reality solutions.


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