[Corpora-List] PhD scholarships in Computational Linguistics and Machine Learning at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Mark Johnson mark.johnson at mq.edu.au
Tue Jul 2 10:24:11 CEST 2013


We're recruiting top PhD students working at the intersection of Machine Learning and Computational Linguistics to join our group at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Example research topics include:

* syntactic and semantic parsing of text or speech, especially models

which can be integrated with speech recognition or information

extraction

* generalisations of topic models to novel kinds of data (e.g.,

financial data), or which are capable of learning sequential or

hierarchical structure

* computational models of language acquisition, especially those that

rely on non-parametric Bayesian methods

* machine learning and computational neurolinguistics, which applies

computational linguistics and machine learning to predict brain

responses during language comprehension

Successful candidates will need the following skills:

* strong mathematical background in multivariate calculus and linear

algebra

* native or near-native proficiency in English

* good programming skills

* one or more publications on a related topic

Candidates should apply for an International Post-graduate Research Scholarship <http://www.hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/scholarships/hdr_scholarship_international_candidates_only#> from Macquarie University <http://www.mq.edu.au/>; applications close on the 30th August 2013.

For more information (including recent papers <http://web.science.mq.edu.au/%7Emjohnson/Publications.htm>) see the web site for Mark Johnson's group <http://web.science.mq.edu.au/%7Emjohnson/Recruiting.htm> at Macquarie University <http://www.mq.edu.au/>.

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