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

Hiroshi Shimodaira h.shimodaira at ed.ac.uk
Fri Mar 3 13:43:30 CET 2006


PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, SPEECH TECHNOLOGY, 
AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE

School of Informatics and 
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
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 offer

UP TO 3 PHD STUDENTSHIPS FOR UK STUDENTS

funded by ESRC. These studentships cover one year of master's study
followed by three years of PhD study (1+3 studentships) or three years
of PhD study (+3 studentships). This includes living expenses (GBP
12,300 per year) and home tuition fees. Start date is normally
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

Applicants for 1+3 studentships should have a good honours degree or
equivalent in computational linguistics, speech technology, cognitive
science, computer science, or a related discipline. Applicants for +3
studentships should have a good master's degree in one of these
disciplines.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: MARCH 24, 2006

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

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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