Open research position in the WHIM project

The NIL research group ( at Complutense University of Madrid is looking for Research Associates, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows.

The successful candidates will participate in "WHIM-The What If Machine" a project on Computational Creativity ( which is supported and funded by the European Union. The aim of this project is to study the possibilities of automatic generation of What-if Ideas. In the frame of this project, NIL research group will undertake the following tasks:

- creation of computational metrics for narrative evaluation
- rich story generation
- knowledge representation and use of available knowledge bases
- low level representation of what-if ideas

Applicants should have a good undergraduate or masters degree in an area related to Artificial Intelligence and Computational Narrative (eg, computer science). A PhD degree related to the project topics would be a plus. Research experience in automatic story generation, natural language processing, knowledge representation, natural language generation, and Java or Python programming would be desirable. Additional experience in logic, ontologies, grammars and/or web services will be considered a plus.

Positions will be awarded based on academic excellence (in a relevant discipline, e.g. computer science) and potential for future achievement. Positions offered are until the end of the project (30/9/2016). Salary will be fixed according to qualification and experience of the candidate.

There is no formal closing date, this position will remain open until it is filled.

Expressions of interest, including full CV and a letter advocating the candidates suitability to address the tasks described above should be addressed to Carlos León . Selected candidates may be contacted for further information.