[Elsnet-list] Deadline approaching: PhD studentship in Interaction Mining
m.purver at qmul.ac.uk
Tue May 3 14:48:39 CEST 2011
PhD Studentship in Interaction Mining
Queen Mary, University of London - School of Electronic Engineering and
Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship starting in September
2011 to undertake research in the area of interaction mining:
automatically extracting useful information from human conversational
interaction. The studentship is based at the School of Electronic
Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London and
will be supervised by Dr. Matthew Purver
(http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~mpurver/) of the Interaction Media and
Communication research group and Dr Tassos Tombros
(http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~tassos/) of the Risk and Information
Management research group.
The successful candidate will perform research at the interface between
dialogue processing and information retrieval, combining rule-based
models of dialogue structure with robust statistical methods to
automatically detect and summarise events in conversation: decisions
made in business meetings, answers to questions in radio broadcasts,
agreements and disagreements in social media and so on.
Candidates should have a first or upper second (2:1) honours degree or
equivalent in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Mathematics,
Physics, or a related field, and be able to demonstrate strong
mathematical and analytical skills. Good programming skills and a
background in natural language processing, computational linguistics or
information retrieval are also required.
The studentship funded by EECS Studentship will cover student fees and a
tax-free stipend starting at £15,590 per annum and is available to
candidates of all nationalities.
Informal enquiries can be made by email to Dr. Matthew Purver
(m.purver at qmul.ac.uk).
Information about the school and its research areas can be found at
www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk; more details of the IMC and RIM research groups are
available at www.dcs.qmul.ac.uk/researchgp/imc/ and
To apply please email the following documents to Dr. Matthew Purver
(m.purver at qmul.ac.uk) : a completed application form, a CV listing all
publications, your representative publications in PDF format, 3
reference letters, a research statement and other relevant documents as
requested (see www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/). These documents must
also be submitted online following the instructions given in the link.
The closing date for the applications is 16th. May 2011.
Interviews are expected to take place during w/c 30th. May 2011.
Matthew Purver - http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~mpurver/
Lecturer in Human Interaction
Interaction, Media and Communication Group
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
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