Job: Postdoc or Research engineer in Human-Agent Multimodal Interaction at Normandy University

Postdoc or Research engineer position in Human-Agent Multimodal Interaction

Laboratory: LITIS (Laboratory of Computer Science, Information Processing and Systems), INSA Rouen, Normandy University, France

Application deadline: August 31, 2018 23:00 – Europe/Brussels


Communicating freely and naturally with a virtual character or a robot is one of the great challenges in human-machine interaction. In particular, the modelling of multi-modal and affective dialogic interactions is a multi-disciplinary scientific issue. This modelling is most often based on a corpus of multi-modal dialogues, whose analysis aims at identifying a set of recurrent behaviours (i.e. to provide a model).

The objective of the DAISI project, to which this recruitment is dedicated, is to learn and exploit multi-modal interaction models based on a set of dialogic patterns. These models are intended to be exploited within virtual characters or robots interacting with users on various application tasks (interactive narration, virtual or augmented environments for human learning, robotic interaction, etc.).

In this context, we are looking for a research engineer or a postdoc to join the project, on which are currently working 5 professors, a postdoc and 2 PhD students. The recruited person will join the LITIS MIND team.

Candidate Profile: Research Engineer or Postdoc in Human-Agent Multimodal Interaction

  • Human-Machine Interaction, virtual reality (Unity 3D, Unreal Engine) and / or robots, 3D animation skills or statistical learning would be a plus
  • For engineer candidates: good knowledge of object programming languages, developments on Windows and Linux

Assigned tasks:

  • Design, deployment and validation of components for Human-Agent interaction (eye tracking, recognition of facial expressions, emotions, joint attention, speaking skills, etc.) according to the skills of the recruited candidate
  • Organization and analysis of user experiments
  • Maintenance and development of the Agentslang platform dedicated to the deployment of conversational agents (
  • Participation to the writing of scientific articles

Duration and remuneration: 14 months starting from 01/09/2018, approximately 2250 euros net.

Applications must be sent to:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Recommendation letters
  • Recently graduated students: academic transcripts

Contact/more information:

Alexandre Pauchet
Associate Professor
INSA Rouen – ASI Department



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