UK: PhD Studentship Computational Linguistics
PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, CSTR and ICCS combine, sept
PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, SPEECH TECHNOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE
School of Informatics University of Edinburgh
The Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR), the Institute of Communicating and Collaborative Systems (ICCS), and the Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC) in Edinburgh invite applications for three-year PhD studentships starting in September 2006.
CSTR and ICCS combine to form the world's largest concentration of researchers studying the theoretical, computational, and cognitive aspects of language and speech. HCRC provides an interdisciplinary research environment that includes staff from the School of Informatics and the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language
Sciences pursuing research into the communication among humans and between humans and machines, using text, speech, and graphics. All three Institutes also have a strong track record in applied and industry-sponsored research.
PhD students will work on topics drawn from the following areas (potential supervisors are listed in brackets):
o Speech technology (Rob Clark, Simon King, Steve Renals, Hiroshi Shimodaira): conversational agents, multimodal interaction, prosody and information structure, speech recognition, speech synthesis
o Cognitive science (Jean Carletta, Frank Keller, John Lee, Jon Oberlander, Helen Pain, Keith Stenning): computational psycholinguistics, educational technology, graphical communication, human reasoning
o Computational linguistics (Claire Grover, Ewan Klein, Philipp Koehn, Mirella Lapata, Alex Lascarides, Oliver Lemon, Colin Matheson, Johanna Moore, Miles Osborne, Mark Steedman, Henry Thompson, Richard Tobin, Bonnie Webber): annotation and markup, biomedical NLP, computational semantics, discourse and dialogue, information
extraction, machine translation, generation, parsing, question answering, statistical NLP
Approximately 12 studentships from a variety of sources are available to cover maintenance at the standard research council rate of approximately GBP 12.000 per year and tuition fees at the home/EU or overseas rate.
Additionally 5 Marie Curie Fellowships for early stage researchers working towards a PhD in the area of speech science and technology are available. For more details see http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/edsst/.
Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in computational linguistics, speech technology, cognitive science, computer science, or a related discipline.
For further information please contact Dr. Hiroshi Shimodair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Application forms and details on how to apply are available from: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.html
Application deadlines for entry in September 2006:
January 31, 2006 for overseas students
March 31, 2006 for UK and EU students
Applications received after these deadlines may be considered, but this cannot be guaranteed.
For more information on CSTR, ICCS, and HCRC, please visit: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/