[Corpora-List] NICTA MSc and PhD Studentships University of Melbourne

Nicola Stokes nicola.stokes at ucd.ie
Thu Sep 1 13:14:00 CEST 2005

MSc and PhD Studentships in Interactive Information Discovery and Delivery

NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, University of Melbourne, Australia


National ICT Australia (NICTA) is Australia's Centre of Excellence in
Information and Communication Technology. The NICTA Interactive
Information Discovery and Delivery Project is based in the Department
of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of

The aim of the I2D2 project is to explore how intelligent linguistic and
geospatial analysis of queries and content can enhance the ability of a
search engine to fullfill a user's information need. This project will
involve the development of scalable and robust natural language processing,
knowledge discovery, and information presentation technologies for
data on a variety of devices.

This project has funding for Masters and PhD scholarships in the
following core areas:

* geospatial and temporal expression recognition and resolution
* geospatial and temporal information retrieval and filtering
* interactive question-biased multi-document summarisation
* rhetorical structure, document structure and layout
* natural interaction, dialogue, speech, multimodality, user modelling
* statistical machine learning as applied to natural language processing
* high performance computing for large-scale information retrieval
* language technology integration with mobile computing devices

Project participants include: Timothy Baldwin, James Bailey, Steven
Bird, Lawrence Cavedon, Baden Hughes, Alistair Moffat, Nicola Stokes,
Peter Stuckey, and Egemen Tanin.

Stipends of up to AUD $24,000 per annum (tax free) are available for
high-achieving students commencing a Masters by research or a PhD. In
some cases a fee remission scholarship may be offered to overseas
students. For students who successfully obtain other scholarships,
such as the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), NICTA funded top-up
scholarships may be available.

Applications for immediate commencement, or commencement by 31 January
2006, may be made at any time up to the closing date of 31 October
2005. For further information, and application forms, please contact
David Strover on +61 3 8344 9201, email d.strover at ee.unimelb.edu.au
or visit http://www.ee.unimelb.edu.au/research/nicta/postgraduate.html

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