PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, SPEECH TECHNOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation School of Informatics University of Edinburgh
The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for three-year PhD studentships starting in September 2016. ILCC is dedicated to the pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to language, communication and cognition. Primary research areas include:
* Natural language processing and computational linguistics
* Spoken language processing
* Dialogue and multimodal interaction
* Information extraction, retrieval and presentation
* Computational theories of human cognition
* Educational and assistive technology
Approximately 10 studentships from a variety of sources are available, covering maintenance at the research council rate of GBP 14,057 per year, plus tuition fees. Studentships are available for students from anywhere in the world, including overseas, EU, and UK nationals.
Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in computational linguistics, speech technology, cognitive science, computer science, or a related discipline.
For a list of academic staff at ILCC with research areas, and for a selection of potential PhD topics, please consult:
Details regarding the PhD programme and the application procedure can be found at:
In order to ensure full consideration for funding, applications (including all supporting documents) need to be received by December 11, 2015. Please direct inquiries to Henry Thompson <ht at inf.ed.ac.uk>, the ILCC PhD admissions coordinator.
You may also be interested in pursuing a PhD in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science at Edinburgh, which includes NLP as one of its research areas. The application for this programme is separate. For details, please consult:
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