[Elsnet-list] 2 fully-funded PhD studentships

Katja Markert scskm at leeds.ac.uk
Thu Apr 1 13:25:01 CEST 2010



Two fully-funded home/EU PhD studentships are
available in the School of Computing 
(http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/research) at the University of Leeds, UK.


The Natural Language Processing Group (http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/nlp) is 
especially keen to encourage
students in Natural Language Processing to apply.  The Leeds NLP group
currently has particular strengths and interests in the following six
areas:

(i) Automatic detection and summarisation of opinions or emotions (also 
multimodal)
(ii) Automatic detection of terrorist activities
(iii) Arabic Natural Language processing
(iv) Automatic processing of discourse relations and anaphora resolution
(v) Semantic tagging of patient medical records
(vi) Automatic processing of figurative language


Any applicant will compete for the position(s) with applicants in all
other subject areas in the School of Computing. The awards will be made on
applicant merit only.



Funding: The two studentships are funded by an EPSRC Doctoral Training
grant and will start from 1.9. 2010 or as soon as possible
thereafter. Each of the two studentships is funded for 3.5 years and
covers Home/EU fees and maintenance at the standard EPSRC rate
(currently 13,490 British pounds per annum). There is also an allowance 
for travel and equipment.


Requirements: All PhD candidates should have or expect to obtain a
first class or good 2.1 honours degree in computer science, 
(computational) linguistics or
related areas. A background in NLP is necessary.   The successful 
candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria for EPSRC funding 
through UK/EU nationality and residency status.

Application:  See www.leeds.ac.uk/students/apply_research.htm
for online applications. The application deadline is the 30 April 2010. 
Contact Katja Markert (markert at comp.leeds.ac.uk) for academic questions 
and rsadmit at comp.leeds.ac.uk for administrative ones.





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Dr. Katja Markert
School of Computing
University of Leeds
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds, LS2 9JT
e-mail: markert at comp.leeds.ac.uk
Tel.: +44 (0)113 343 5777
Fax.: +44 (0)113 343 5468


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