Call for a Predoctoral contract – Research Personnel Training – Formación de doctores (FPI 2019)

Funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, this Programme, offers contrats covering 48-month period for the training of university graduates who wishto do a PhD at R+D Centers in subjects associated with specific R+D projects financed through the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities R+D+i State Plan. Futhermore, it also funds doctoral course tuition fees and stays at other national or international R+D Centers.

The contract will be associated to the reseach project: “Audiovisual analysis of verbal and non-verbal communication channels (Speech&Signs)”

Project  Reference: RTI2018-101372-b-100

PIs:José Luis Alba Castro and Laura Docío Fernández

The topic is related to the fields of computer vision, machine learning and language analysis. The main research lines for the PhD delve into algorithmic techniques for translating sign language to spoken language.

Application dates: From October 17 to November 7, 2019

Prosper candidates should hold a degree in a technical field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Physiscs and Electrical Engineering are OK) and enroll to the doctorate program Doc_TIC ( if they are selected for the contract. Knowledge and/or experience in computer vision and machine learning will be a plus.

The programme is open to students of any nationality, should you be interested in this call and require technical/administrative assitance, please send your quiestions to,