LINGUIST List 12.21

Mon Jan 8 2001

Support: Comp Ling: Ulster, Comp/Cogn Ling: Memphis

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  1. Prof Paul Mc Kevitt, Comp Ling: 2 Research Studentships/ Univ of Ulster (Magee)
  2. Max Louwerse, Comp Ling/Cognitive Science - Univ of Memphis

Message 1: Comp Ling: 2 Research Studentships/ Univ of Ulster (Magee)

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 19:40:51 +0000 (GMT)
From: Prof Paul Mc Kevitt <P.McKevittulst.ac.uk>
Subject: Comp Ling: 2 Research Studentships/ Univ of Ulster (Magee)

Research Studentships

Intelligent Systems/Intelligent Digital MultiMedia Interfaces 

Faculty of Informatics
Intelligent Digital MultiMedia Interfaces 

The University of Ulster invites applicants for the above full-time
Research Studentship to be situated at the Magee College campus and held
within the MultiMedia Systems and Artificial Intelligence research groups
of the Faculty of Informatics. The focus of the research will be to
investigate the integration of the computational processing of digital
multimedia (e.g. spoken dialogue, natural language and visual advanced
interfaces) incorporating the modelling of emotions and automated
storytelling with application to e.g. intelligent web-browsing and medical
informatics.

The studentship consists of an annual maintenance allowance of 10,000
pounds and payment of fees for up to three years. The successful candidate
will be registered on a programme of study leading, subject to
satisfactory progress, to the award of the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy. Applicants should hold a minimum of an upper second Bachelor's
and/or Master's degree in intelligent digital multimedia, computer
science, cognitive science or a related subject and have good experience
in, and be prepared for, computer programming, scientific experimentation
and the use of existing software tools.

Further information is available from:
Professor Paul Mc Kevitt, http://www.infc.ulst.ac.uk/staff/p.mckevitt
E-mail: p.mckevittulst.ac.uk
Phone: (+44) 028 71375433

Faculty of Engineering
Intelligent Systems

Applications are invited for a full-time research studentship, to
investigate the application of intelligent systems technology in
bionics. The research project is specifically concerned with the
application of intelligent techniques and evolvable hardware to the design
of self-adaptive medical prosthetics. The project will be supervised by
Professor Martin McGinnity and Dr. Liam Maguire, and will involve
collaboration with medical practitioners. 

The student will be based in the Intelligent Systems Engineering
Laboratory, in the Faculty of Engineering on the Magee campus of the
University. The laboratory is currently the base for 16 researchers
engaged in a range of projects in the general area of intelligent
systems. Further information is
available at http://isel.scim.ulst.ac.uk . The studentship consists of an
annual maintenance allowance of 10,000 pounds and payment of fees for up
to three years. 

The successful candidate will be registered on a programme of study
leading, subject to satisfactory progress, to the award of the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy. Interested applicants may arrange to visit the
laboratory by telephoning for an appointment (tel + 44 028-71375616).

Applicants should hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree
in electronics, computing or closely related discipline. Preference may be
given to candidates with first class degrees or a postgraduate
qualification.

Application materials for either award are available from:
Angela Rippey, Research Office, University of Ulster, Cromore Road,
Coleraine.

E-mail: a.rippeyulst.ac.uk
Fax: (+44) 028 70324905 Phone: (+44) 028 70324592

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Tuesday 6
February 2001.

also found at: http://jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/HH159.html

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Professor Paul Mc Kevitt
Chair in Digital MultiMedia
School of Computing & Electronics
Faculty of Informatics
University of Ulster, Magee College
BT48 7JL, Derry (Londonderry)
NORTHERN IRELAND

E-mail: p.mckevittulst.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.infc.ulst.ac.uk/staff/p.mckevitt
FaX: (+44) 28 71375470
 
Phone: (+44) 28 71375433 (Office MG-221)
 (+44) 28 71375382 (School Office)
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Message 2: Comp Ling/Cognitive Science - Univ of Memphis

Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2001 13:46:46 -0600
From: Max Louwerse <mlouwersmemphis.edu>
Subject: Comp Ling/Cognitive Science - Univ of Memphis

The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis
invites applications from outstanding undergraduate and graduate students
with an interest in various aspects of natural language processing.
Particularly students with a background in computational linguistics,
cognitive science and cognitive psychology are encouraged to apply. Students
will be trained in computational linguistics, natural language processing,
and artificial intelligence. In addition to their course work, they will
work part-time on innovative research projects, for which they receive a
tuition waver and funding.

The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of Memphis is
an interdisciplinary center that incorporates the fields of computer
science, cognitive science, psychology, computational linguistics,
philosophy, engineering, and physics. The students and faculty are working
on a number of Federal grants that involve the development and testing of
intelligent tutoring systems with natural language and dialogue facilities,
of conversational agents with speech generation, facial expressions, and
gestures, and of other computer systems that require natural language
processing. Graduate students in the IIS receive masters or doctoral
degrees in the Departments of Mathematical Sciences (with a concentration in
computer science) or in Psychology. For more information on IIS, see
http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/iis/iis.htm .

Individuals who want training in these areas and funding on the Federal
grants should contact Art Graesser (a-graessermemphis.edu) or Max Louwerse
(mlouwersmemphis.edu).
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