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  • Motivation letter: Describe your long-term research vision, the reason for applying for this job, and why you think you are the right candidate to fill this position (max. 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae including the list of publications
  • The names and contact details of at least two referees


Conduct research in the field of fake multimedia detection including deepfake detection. This project aims to develop cutting-edge technologies that combat the spread of synthetic media and maintain trust in digital content.  This position will contribute to the forefront of AI research, focusing on the identification and prevention of deepfake contents using state-of-the-art techniques such as multimodal AI and explainable AI.  The successful candidate will also participate in mentoring and supervising undergraduate and graduate students engaged in research activities.

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD in Computer Science, or equivalent with interest in digital forensics including multimodal data processing and deep learning with a track record of publications at top-tier conferences and/or high-impact journals in the field
  • Strong knowledge in Machine/Deep Learning with experience in multimodal AI, Explainable AI, and Neuro-symbolic AI
  • Interest in solving challenges related to Multimodal data fusion especially audiovisual modality, for explainable and robust AI models development
  • Hands-on experience with Deep Learning frameworks such as Keras and PyTorch
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, including experience in communicating across discipline boundaries
  • Working in a Linux environment, with experience of shell scripting, cluster, or cloud computing

Desired Qualifications*

Individuals with expertise in handling multimodal (audiovisual) data using neurosymbolic reasoning models

Additional Information

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Job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the fourth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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