Since 2007, ADAPT (formerly CNGL) has been delivering disruptive innovations in digital media and intelligent content. ADAPT is now evolving for the future. With substantial new research funding and new partners, we are continuing to deliver world-leading innovations in digital content and media.

About Us

ADAPT is a dynamic research centre that combines the world-class expertise of researchers at four universities (Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology) with that of its industry partners to produce ground-breaking digital content innovations

ADAPT brings together more than 110 researchers from CNGL and affiliated centres, which collectively have won more than €139m in funding and have a strong track record of bridging research and innovations to more than 140 companies. With €50m in new research funding from SFI and industry, ADAPT research and technologies will help businesses in all sectors to manage, personalise and deliver digital content more effectively.


  ADAPT is creating friendly multimodal environments to increase user engagement and retention

Our Vision

We live in a world of global digital connectivity where individuals, communities and businesses are communicating globally at incredible speed, in enormous volumes, across the world’s languages and over an ever-increasing range of devices. ADAPT’s vision is to leverage this torrent of digital content to enable unprecedented levels of global engagement among people, companies and communities.

  Matthew Nixon, Daniel Herlihy, Jane D’Altuin and Luke Gardiner (Ireland's 2014 Team for the International Linguistics Olympiad) with ADAPT Researcher Ali Hosseinzadeh Vahid.




Linguistics Olympiad

ADAPT’s education and public engagement programme aims to educate future leaders in disciplines related to digital content and to actively engage the public with our research. An example of this is ADAPT’s All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad (AILO)

AILO is a contest that challenges secondary school students to develop their own strategies for solving problems in unfamiliar languages from around the globe. No prior knowledge of linguistics or a second language is required, as even the hardest problems require only logical ability, patient work, and a willingness to think around corners. The goal is to develop students' problem-solving skills and to inspire them to consider the fascinating range of careers at the intersection of computing, linguistics and language.



  Matthew Nixon, Daniel Herlihy, Jane D’Altuin and Luke Gardiner (Ireland's 2014 Team for the International Linguistics Olympiad) with ADAPT Researcher Ali Hosseinzadeh Vahid.



Our Research

ADAPT partners are developing ground-breaking innovations to turn the enormous volume of content into digital revenues by enabling unprecedented levels of global enagement between organisations and customers via world-leading research. Leveraging €50 million in new investment, ADAPT research focuses on:


  • Analysing media, content and customer interactions to enhance communication, customer engagement and satisfaction
  • Enhancing global reach via innovative machine translation of corporate and user-generated content
  • Transforming and delivering personalised content to empower customers and companies
  • Enabling innovative customer engagement across multimodal media (speech, video, image, text) to enhance the user experience
  • Extracting actionable knowledge from all forms of digital content and user interactions

Industry

ADAPT has engaged with more than 140 companies in Ireland and beyond, ranging from indigenous start-ups to multinational enterprises. Our dedicated Design & Innovation Lab works with companies to bridge technology to commercial success. We are flexible in responding to our partners’ needs, by collaborating on short-term rapid prototyping or on tackling larger industry challenges.


Industry Supporters



Careers

ADAPT is internationally renowned for its strong, strategic mix of leading researchers in language, adaptive content, interaction and knowledge engineering technologies. The centre is also characterised by tight engagement with innovation-driven companies that work with digital content at a global level.

Leveraging €50 million in new research investment, ADAPT is seeking talented individuals to join our multidisciplinary research, management and operations teams. ADAPT is a collaborative research centre in which researchers and management, although based in one university, work collaborativelty across universities and research themes.

  • Web Content Technologies
  • Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Translation
  • Graphics, Video and Image Processing
  • Data Analytics
  • Personalisation & Adaptive Web
  • Speech Processing
  • Dialogue Interaction & Robotics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence

At ADAPT, you will:

  • Join a team that’s passionate about delivering disruptive innovations and translating those innovations into commercial and societal impact
  • Work within a dynamic, multidisciplinary and supportive research environment
  • Work with peers from around the world who excel in their fields
  • Benefit from our professional development programme that’s designed to help you progress your career
  • Collaborate closely with leading industrial partners
  • We want bright minds and innovative thinkers to join us at the cutting edge.

Vacancies



Commercialisation Positions


Date Posted Closing Date for Application
15th July 2016 Industry Partnership Manager Trinity College Dublin 1st August 2016


Research Engineer Positions


Date Posted Closing Date for Application
14th January 2016 ADAPT Research Engineer Trinity College Dublin 29th March 2016


Graduate Positions


Date Posted Closing Date for Application
14th January 2016 Post-Doctoral researcher in Semantic Technologies Trinity College Dublin 15th February 2015
18th February 2016 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Personalised Information Retrieval Trinity College Dublin 31st March 2016
11th March 2016 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Statistical Machine Translation Dublin City University 31st March 2016
22nd April 2016 Post-Doctoral researcher in Speech Processing Trinity College Dublin 3oth June 2016
29th April 2016 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Information Systems and Compliance Dublin City University 31st May 2016
15th August 2016 Post-Doctoral researcher in Image/Video Processing Trinity College Dublin 12 noon on 30th Sep 2016
24th August 2016 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Deep Learning and Machine Translation Dublin City University 12th Sep 2016
31st August 2016 Post-Doctoral researcher for image processing applications Trinity College Dublin 12 noon on 30th Sep 2016


PhD Studentships


Date Posted Closing Date for Application
4th November 2015 PhD Studentship: Improving Machine Translation for Information Retrieval and Multimodal Interaction Dublin City University 31st December 2015
8th December 2015 PhD Studentship: Augmenting speech recognition with cross-modal features Dublin City University 29th February 2016
8th December 2015 PhD Studentship: Cross-modal content delivery Dublin City University 29th February 2016
8th December 2015 PhD Studentship: Dialogue-based multimodal information retrieval Dublin City University 29th February 2016
8th December 2015 PhD Studentship: Proactive information retrieval Dublin City University 29th February 2016
26th January 2016 PhD Studentship: Robust audio-visual speech recognition Trinity College Dublin 29th February 2016
26th January 2016 2 x PhD Studentships in Linked Data and Semantic Web technologies Trinity College Dublin 4th March 2016
8th February 2016 PhD Studentship: Linked Data Integration for Social Science Applications Trinity College Dublin 4th March 2016
11th February 2016 PhD Studentship: Understanding Financial Information for Ageing Communities Dublin City University 31st March 2016
17th February 2016 PhD Studentship: Unsupervised Machine Learning Approaches to Neologism Identification in Time Stamped Text Corpora Dublin Intstitute of Technology 1st April 2016
18th February 2016 PhD Studentship: Entity-Driven searching and Contextual Recommendation Trinity College Dublin 31st March 2016
18th February 2016 PhD Studentship: Personalised Search of Multi-modal Content Trinity College Dublin 31st March 2016
9th March 2016 PhD Studentship: Learning Translation from Non-Parallel Data Dublin City University 18th April 2016
9th March 2016 PhD Studentship: Deep Learning for Natural Language Generation Dublin City University 18th April 2016
9th March 2016 PhD Studentship: Robust learning from noisy multimodal data streams Trinity College Dublin 10th June 2016
16th May 2016 PhD Studentship: Synthesis of animation for realistic virtual humans Trinity College Dublin 30th June 2016
21st October 2016 PhD Studentship – Dialogue-based multimodal information retrieval Dublin City University 21st November 2016
16th November 2016 PhD Studentship in Ethics and Cybersecurity Dublin City University 30th November 2016

Closed Vacancies


Date Posted Closing Date for Application
5th October 2015 PhD Studentship: Real-time Temporarily Consistent Speaker Matting/Segmentation for Video Conferencing Platforms Trinity College Dublin 31st October 2015
1st October 2015 Post-doctoral Researcher in Personalised Information Retrieval Trinity College Dublin 22nd October 2015
11th September 2015 Associate Director of Commercialisation Trinity College Dublin 9th October 2015
11th September 2015 EU Research Manager Trinity College Dublin 9th October 2015
8th September 2015 5 x PhD Studentships Trinity College Dublin 7th October 2015
7th August 2015 PhD Studentship: Quantification of Mutual Engagement and Mutual Understanding in Human-Human Interactions Trinity College Dublin 31st August 2015
19th August 2015 Research Fellow in Machine Translation Dublin City University 28th August 2015
5th August 2015 Project Coordinator Dublin City University 14th August 2015
30th July 2015 Post-doctoral Researcher in Information Retrieval Dublin City University 12th August 2015
29th June 2015 PhD Studentship: Dynamic Web-Data Integration Trinity College Dublin 7th August 2015
20th July 2015 Senior Project Manager Dublin City University 27th July 2015
20th July 2015 EU Research Manager Dublin City University 27th July 2015
27th May 2015 PhD Studentship: Modelling Alignment in Multimodal Dialog Dublin Institute of Technology 24th July 2015
12th May 2015 PhD Studentship: Framework to Support Privacy-Sensitive Personalisation Trinity College Dublin 24th July 2015
12th May 2015 PhD Studentship: Leveraging Active Learning and Representation Learning to Facilitate Model Portability Dublin Institute of Technology 24th July 2015
12th May 2015 PhD Studentship: Novelty Detection in High Volume Data Streams Dublin Institute of Technology 24th July 2015
18th March 2015 PhD Studentship: Answering Questions about Events Dublin City University 24th July 2015
24th April 2015 PhD Studentship: Generation of Avatar Responses incorporating Interactive Speech Synthesis in Human-Machine Conversations Trinity College Dublin 17th July 2015
30th June 2015 Project Manager Trinity College Dublin 14th July 2015
23rd June 2015 Graphic Designer Dublin City University 6th July 2015
23rd June 2015 Post-doctoral Researcher in Sentiment Analysis Dublin City University 6th July 2015
23rd June 2015 Post-doctoral Researcher in Machine Learning for Structure Mapping and Domain Adaptation Dublin City University 6th July 2015
23rd June 2015 Post-doctoral Researcher in Natural Language Processing (Spokes) Dublin City University 6th July 2015
22nd June 2015 Research Engineer(s) Dublin City University 6th July 2015
22nd June 2015 Education and Public Engagement Manager Dublin City University 6th July 2015
22nd June 2015 Senior Software Engineer Dublin City University 6th July 2015
27th May 2015 ADAPT Design and Innovation Manager Trinity College Dublin 17th June 2015
22nd May 2015 ADAPT Marketing and Communications Manager Trinity College Dublin 10th June 2015
27th May 2015 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Statistical Machine Translation (Platform) - Three Posts Dublin City University 9th June 2015
27th May 2015 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Statistical Machine Translation (Spokes) - Two Posts Dublin City University 9th June 2015
31st March 2015 PhD Studentship: Capturing Speaker Engagement with Audio-Visual Signal Processing Trinity College Dublin 29th May 2015
31st March 2015 PhD Studentship: Real-time Temporarily Consistent Speaker Matting/Segmentation for Video Conferencing Platforms Trinity College Dublin 29th May 2015
18th March 2015 PhD Studentship: Representations for Classifying and Reasoning about Events Trinity College Dublin 29th May 2015
8th May 2015 ADAPT Research Co-ordinator Trinity College Dublin 29th May 2015
1st May 2015 ADAPT Research Engineer Trinity College Dublin 15th May 2015
1st April 2015 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Machine Translation Models and Evaluations Dublin City University 8th May 2015
11th March 2015 Post-Doctoral Researcher in Machine Translation Quality Estimation and Evaluation Dublin City University 8th May 2015
1st April 2015 PhD Studentship: Process Analytics for Distributed Event Streams Dublin City University 1st May 2015
1st April 2015 PhD Studentship: Semantic Mapping Analysis for Content Processing Models Dublin City University 1st May 2015
15th April 2015 ADAPT Financial and Administrative Officer Dublin City University 28th April 2015
18th March 2015 PhD Studentship: Intuitive Control for Personalisation Trinity College Dublin 24th April 2015
19th March 2015 PhD Studentship: Timing in Dialogue Interaction for HCI Trinity College Dublin 24th April 2015
17th February 2015 Postdoctoral Researcher in Human Factors Translation Dublin City University 27th February 2015
13th February 2015Commercial Development ManagerDublin City University31 January 2015

To register your interest and to receive alerts as new vacancies arise, please email your CV to vacancies@adaptcentre.ie and indicate which type of position (e.g. PhD, research programmer, commercial development) you are interested in.

Contact Us

We leverage our state-of-the-art technologies to provide cutting-edge innovations. Contact us to find out how these innovations can help you to analyse, personalise and deliver digital content more effectively.

Email: collaboration@adaptcentre.ie

Tel: +353 1 896 1797


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