Postdoc of natural language processing, human-computer interaction, and haptics

Postdoc of natural language processing, human-computer interaction, and haptics

Department of Computer Science
Faculty of Science

University of Copenhagen


From simple vibrations to touchable holograms in midair, haptic signals enable us to feel virtual or remote content and people. Past research has shown than people have a rich language for describing the feel of haptic signals. This project will explore the use of natural language processing techniques for predicting user descriptions of haptic signals and guiding haptic signal design. The project focuses on creating sensory language models and human-AI interaction for collecting data and updating the models. 

The postdoc’s duties will include research within natural language processing, human-computer interaction, and haptic perception. The post may also include performance of other duties. The postdoctoral position is supervised by Dr. Hasti Seifi, and it involves a research stay at Arizona State University in the United States.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to Dr. Hasti Seifi at


The 2-year position is open immediately.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 08/05/2023, 23:59 GMT +1.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at

For any questions about the position or application process, please contact Dr. Hasti Seifi at


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Hasti Seifi


Application deadline: 08-05-2023
Employment start: 01-07-2023
Department/Location: Department of Computer Science

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