UK: PhD Speech Science Technology
Institution/Organization: Edinburgh University
Department: Centre for Speech Technology Research
Specialty Areas: Speech science and technology:
Five PhD positions funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training (EST) scheme are available on the Edinburgh Speech Science and Technology (EdSST) project. EdSST is an interdisciplinary research training programme that aims close the gap between speech science and technology, focussing on a number of overlapping research areas, each of which includes components from speech science and speech technology:
- Articulatory instrumentation and modelling
- Speech synthesis
- Speech recognition
- Human-computer dialogue systems
- Inclusive design
- Augmentative and alternative communication
for further details see: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/edsst/research.html
You should have a first or upper second class honours degree or its equivalent,and/or a Masters degree, in Informatics or Linguistics. Informatics includes areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Information Engineering, and Computational Linguistics. Linguistics includes areas such as Phonetics, Speech Science, Speech and Language Therapy, and Human Communication Sciences.
Applicants with degrees in these disciplines will also be considered: Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Physics.
You must also fulfil European Union Marie Curie EST selection criteria.
EdSST Fellows will be expected to register for a PhD with either the University of Edinburgh or QMUC, depending on PhD topic.
Application details and further information:
Web Address for Applications: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/edsst/
Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Online Submission
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
Applications are due by: 31-Mar-2006