[Elsnet-list] PhD Positions in Language Technology and Cognitive Systems

Ulrike Pado ulrike at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE
Mon Mar 5 10:17:30 CET 2007


Up to 5 PhD Scholarships Available in:

"Language Technology and Cognitive Systems"

International Research Training Group

Saarbruecken - Edinburgh

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) in Language Technology 
and Cognitive Systems announces the availability of up to 5 PhD 
positions beginning *Oct. 1st, 2007*. Established in 2001, the IRTG is a 
collaborative PhD programme between Saarland University and the 
University of Edinburgh - two leading institutions in the fields of 
computational linguistics, cognitive science and artificial 
intelligence. The participating institutes in Saarbruecken are 
Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Phonetics, 
Psycholinguistics, and Speech and Signal Processing. In Edinburgh, the 
College is supported by the School of Informatics, the School of 
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, and the Human 
Communication Research Centre.

Each scholarship is funded for two years, normally extendable for a  
third year. Doctoral degrees may be obtained in computational  
linguistics (also covers psycholinguistics), phonetics, or informatics,
from Saarland University. The official language of the programme is  
English. Distinguishing features of the cooperation include:

- Joint supervision of dissertations by lecturers from Saarbruecken and 
Edinburgh
- A six month research stay in Edinburgh
- An intensive research exchange programme between Saarbruecken and 
Edinburgh

The college focuses on the computational and cognitive foundations of 
human language processing, particularly emphasizing the following 
research areas:

- Cognitive and computational investigation of speech and language 
understanding
- Knowledge representation, inference, the lexicon, and ontologies
- Data-intensive and statistical language processing
- Dialogue, language generation and human language processing

For more information about the graduate college, including current staff 
and students, prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our 
website: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/igk/

The scholarship currently provides EURO 1468 per month. Additional 
compensation includes family allowance (where applicable), travel 
funding, support for carrying out experiments, and an additional monthly 
allowance for the duration of the stay in Edinburgh. Applicants should 
hold a strong university degree equivalent to the German Diplom or 
Magister (e.g. Master's level) in a relevant discipline, and should not 
be more than 28 years of age. Women and international students are
particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: *30 April, 2007 *

Applications should be sent electronically to: igk-admin at coli.uni-sb.de

To be fully considered, please include:

- a curriculum vitae indicating degrees obtained, disciplines covered 
(e.g. list of courses ), publications, and other relevant experience
- a sample of written work (e.g. research paper, or dissertation, 
preferably in English)
- copies of high school and university certificates, and transcripts
- two references (e-mailed to the speaker by the reference authors 
before the deadline)
- a statement of research interests, previous knowledge and activities 
in any of the relevant research areas.

In case an application can only be submitted by regular post, it should 
be sent to:

Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker (Speaker)
Department of Computational Linguistics
Saarland University
P.O. Box 15 11 50
D-66041 Saarbruecken Germany
Tel. +49 (0)681 302-6560 - Fax +49 (0)681 302-6561
E-mail: igk-admin at coli.uni-sb.de
Internet: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/igk




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