[Corpora-List] PhD fellowship in Machine Learning for NLP, University of Paris 13

Nadi Tomeh nadi.tomeh at gmail.com
Thu May 19 10:44:12 CEST 2016

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We invite applications for a fully-funded PhD research fellowship on the subject of deep neural networks and CRF normalization for graph-based syntactic dependency parsing.

Subject A detailed description of the subject can be found here: http://www-lipn.univ-paris13.fr/~leroux/parse-dnn.pdf

Eligibility and required skills

This proposal is intended for master students with one of the following backgrounds:


proficient in NLP and Computational Linguistics (CL) eager to discover

deep learning, or


proficient in machine learning with a strong motivation to learn NLP and


Fluency in English is a must.


The fellowship will be fully funded by Galilée graduate school ( http://www.univ-paris13.fr/ecole-doctorale-galilee) of University Paris 13 ( http://www.univ-paris13.fr), a member of Sorbonne Paris Cité ( http://www.sorbonne-paris-cite.fr).

The PhD will be funded for 3 years, with gross salary about 2000 euros/month (including teaching missions).

Administrative context

The PhD candidate will be working at LIPN (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris Nord - http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr) a CNRS UMR (7030). The PhD project is a collaboration between two teams:


RCLN (knowledge representation and natural language processing), a

member of Labex EFL excellence network (http://www.labex-efl.org); and


A3 (machine learning and applications).

The PhD candidate will be supervised by Yann Chevaleyre (Full Professor, ML, http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/~chevaleyre), Joseph Le Roux (Assistant Professor, NLP, http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/~leroux) and Nadi Tomeh (Assistant Professor, NLP, http://lipn.univ-paris13.fr/~tomeh).

How to Apply

Please send your application to Joseph Le Roux (leroux at univ-paris13.fr). Applications must contain:




Degrees and grades, especially for the Masters (M1 and M2 in France);


Cover letter;


Reference letter(s).

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 25/5/2016.

This deadline is firm and no applications can be received beyond it.

Starting date September 2016.

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