[Elsnet-list] 2 fully-funded PhD studentships
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
(i) Automatic detection and summarisation of opinions or emotions (also
(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.
Dr. Katja Markert
School of Computing
University of Leeds
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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