[Elsnet-list] [E-Job] EdSST: PhD positions in speech science and technology

Steve Renals s.renals at ed.ac.uk
Wed Jan 25 16:56:37 CET 2006


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:
http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/edsst/opportunities.html

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Steve Renals
Centre for Speech Technology Research / School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh, 2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LW, UK
email: s.renals at ed.ac.uk  web: http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/srenals/
tel: +44 131 650 4589  fax: +44 131 650 6626



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