[visionlist] Postdoctoral position at IRISA, Rennes, France

ewa.kijak at univ-rennes1.fr ewa.kijak at univ-rennes1.fr
Thu Jun 10 11:03:44 -04 2021

We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position on multimodal 
detection of fake news.

Full description is available at : 

Keywords: NLP, multimodal embedding, image/video processing, social 

The position is to be filled as soon as possible and will end at most in 
Dec. 2022 (max duration 18 months).

*Research context and description*

The objective of the project is to propose and implement robust 
approaches to detect manipulations in documents containing text and 
images, adapted in particular to social networks. To do so, we wish to 
exploit multimodal information and contextual information (knowledge 
base on personalities, publication context).
The research questions that arise are the following:
How to leverage users' reactions to detect fake news?
Which multimodal representations are most suitable to deal with 
text/image news?
How to take advantage of advances on multimodal tasks such as the 
generation of one modality from another to from another to extract new 
multimodal representations?
What database search strategies should be used? How should the returned 
results be exploited?
How can attention layers be used to highlight the words or regions of 
the image that contributed the most to the decision?

*Position details*

Place of work: IRISA, Rennes, France
Salary according to CNRS pay scale and experience (Annual Gross Salary 
min. : 31 404 € with charges i.e. about 2100€ net per month); health 
insurance is included in salary.
Other benefits include subsidized meals and partial reimbursement of 
public transport costs.

*Qualification and skills*

The candidate should have:
- a PhD in Computer Science, in relation with AI/machine learning
- experience of deep learning for NLP and/or IR and/or Computer Vision
- programming skills: Python, PyTorch or TensorFlow, HuggingFace
- fluency in English is required, French would be appreciated


Send your application to vincent.claveau at irisa.fr and ewa.kijak at irisa.fr 
; it may include:
* a research statement
* a curriculum vitae
* a list of publications (incl. your PhD thesis)
* names of two references

Applications will be accepted until the vacancy has been filled, but 
applications received before June 30 will receive full attention.

* About the Lab *

IRISA is today one of the largest French research laboratories (more 
than 850 people) in the field of computer science and information 
technologies. Structured into seven scientific departments, IRISA is a 
research center of excellence with scientific priorities such as 
bioinformatics, systems security, new software architectures, virtual 
reality, big data analysis and artificial intelligence. Focused on the 
future of computer science and necessarily internationally oriented, 
IRISA is at the very heart of the digital transition of society and of 
innovation at the service of cybersecurity, health, environment and 
ecology, transport, robotics, energy, culture and artificial intelligence.

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