[Elsnet-list] PhD Studentships in Computational Linguistics, Speech Technology, And Cognitive Science

Hiroshi Shimodaira h.shimodaira at ed.ac.uk
Thu Dec 1 19:46:21 CET 2005


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 please 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 Shimodaira
(h.shimodaira at ed.ac.uk). Application forms and details on how to apply
are available from:

http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.html

Application deadlines: 

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/
http://www.hcrc.ed.ac.uk/
http://www.iccs.inf.ed.ac.uk/


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