Project Title: 2 fully-funded Phd Studentships in Computer Science
Two fully-funded home/EU PhD studentships are available in the School of Computing (http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/research) at the University of Leeds, UK.
The Natural Language Processing Group (http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/nlp) is especially keen to encourage students in Natural Language Processing to apply. The Leeds NLP group currently has particular strengths and interests in the following six areas:
(i) Automatic detection and summarisation of opinions or emotions (also
multimodal) (ii) Automatic detection of terrorist activities (iii) Arabic Natural Language processing (iv) Automatic processing of discourse relations and anaphora resolution (v) Semantic tagging of patient medical records (vi) Automatic processing of figurative language
Any applicant will compete for the position(s) with applicants in all other subject areas in the School of Computing. The awards will be made on applicant merit only.
Funding: The two studentships are funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Training grant and will start from 1.9.2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. Each of the two studentships is funded for 3.5 years and covers Home/EU fees and maintenance at the standard EPSRC rate (currently 13,490 British pounds per annum). There is also an allowance for travel and equipment.
Requirements: All PhD candidates should have or expect to obtain a first class or good 2.1 honours degree in computer science, (computational) linguistics or related areas. A background in NLP is necessary. The successful candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria for EPSRC funding through UK/EU nationality and residency status.
Application: See www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply_research.htm for online applications. The application deadline is the 30 April 2010. Contact Katja Markert (markert at comp.leeds.ac.uk) for academic questions and rsadmit at comp.leeds.ac.uk for administrative ones.