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Fri May 11 2001

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Message 1: Informatics/ MSc & PhD Studentships, Univ of Edinburgh

Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 18:29:13 +0100 (BST)
From: Alex Lascarides <alexcogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Informatics/ MSc & PhD Studentships, Univ of Edinburgh

EDINBURGH-STANFORD LINK STUDENTSHIPS

Human Communication Research Centre and
Division of Informatics,
University of Edinburgh

3 MSC STUDENTSHIPS and
1 PhD STUDENTSHIP 
to start in October 2001

Application deadline: June 8th 2001
Applications received after this deadline may be considered, but this
cannot be guaranteed.

The Human Communication Research Centre (HCRC) at the University of
Edinburgh, under the auspices of the Division of Informatics, invites
applications for three one-year MSc studenthips and one three-year PhD
studentship in the areas of Computational Linguistics and/or Human
Computer Interaction.

These studentships are funded by Scottish Enterprise, as part of a new
link between HCRC and the Centre for the Study of Language and
Information (CSLI), Stanford University.

The MSc students will be registered for the Edinburgh-based MSc,
entitled "Cognitive Science and Natural Language" (see
http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/school/study/msc ). They will have an
opportunity to do their summer dissertation at CSLI Stanford, or as an
intern with a company based in the Stanford or Edinburgh areas.

The PhD student's project will be based on collaborative activities
with colleagues at CSLI and/or companies in the Bay Area. Possible
PhD topics include (but are not limited to):

o	 statistical and symbolic models of natural language
	 processing (NLP);
o	 dialogue systems;
o	 human factors in computer-mediated communication;
o	 NLP applications to data mining

Applicants for both the MSc and PhD should have a good honours degree
or equivalent in Computer Science, Computational Linguistics,
Psychology or related subject. Programming skills, preferably in C,
C++ or java, are essential. Familiarity with current linguistic
theory in syntax and semantics is a distinct advantage.

The MSc studentships will pay tuition fees (at home rate, i.e., 2805
pounds stirling) plus a maintenance allowance of 7,500 pounds
sterling. If the summer dissertation is to be carried out in the Bay
Area, then travel expenses will also be paid.

The PhD studentship will pay tuition fees (at home rate, i.e., 2805
pounds stirling) plus a maintenance allowance of 7,500 pounds sterling
per annum for three years. There is also a travel allowance to enable
collaborations with colleagues in the Bay Area.

HCRC has close research links with the Institute for Communicating and
Collaborative Systems (ICCS) within the Division of Informatics. You
can find out more information about the relevant institutions from:

HCRC:	 http://www.hcrc.ed.ac.uk
ICCS:	 http://www.iccs.informatics.ed.ac.uk
CSLI:	 http://www-csli.stanford.edu

Information about students, the Edinburgh PhD Programme, and how to
apply for a PhD can be found by following the various links from the
following URL:

	http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/school/study/

Please note that applicants must fill in the faculty's relevant
postgraduate application form. Details on how to receive this form
can be found by following the relevant links from the above URL (see
http://www.informatics.ed.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/research.html ).

Deadline for applications: June 8th, 2001.
Applications received after this deadline may be considered, but this
cannot be guaranteed.

For additional advice and information on how to apply for the PhD
studentship, please contact:

 Admissions Chair
 The Graduate School
 Division of Informatics
 The University of Edinburgh
 2, Buccleuch Place,
 Edinburgh, EH8 9LW
 Scotland, UK.

email: phd-admissionsinf.ed.ac.uk
tel: +44 131 650 4439
fax: +44 131 650 6626

For additional advice and information on how to apply for the MSc
studentships, please contact:

 Msc Admissions,
 The Graduate School,
 Division of Informatics,
 University of Edinburgh,
 5, Forrest Hill,
 Edinburgh, EH1 2QL,
 Scotland UK.

email: msc-admissionsinf.ed.ac.uk
fax: +44 131 650 6899

PLEASE MARK "STANFORD LINK" ON THE APPLICATION.

For additional information regarding the Edinburgh-Stanford Link,
please contact: 

 Alex Lascarides
 ICCS,
 Division of Informatics
 The University of Edinburgh
 2 Buccleuch Place
 Edinburgh, EH8 9LW
 Scotland, UK.

 Email: alexcogsci.ed.ac.uk
 Tel: +44 131 650 4428
 Fax: +44 131 650 6626
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