LINGUIST List 12.3083

Wed Dec 12 2001

Support: Graduate Support, Brown University

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  1. Katherine Demuth, Graduate Support, Brown University

Message 1: Graduate Support, Brown University

Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 16:53:19 -0500
From: Katherine Demuth <>
Subject: Graduate Support, Brown University

 Brown University Interdisciplinary Graduate Training Program

 Deadline for Applications: January 1, 2002

Brown University is actively recruiting graduate students for an 
NSF-supported Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, Research and 
Training (IGERT) program in "Learning and Action in the Face of 
Uncertainty: Cognitive, Computational and Statistical Approaches".

The use of probabilistic models and statistical methods has had a 
major impact on our understanding of language, vision, action, and 
reasoning. This training program provides students with the 
opportunity to integrate a detailed study of human or artificial 
systems for language acquisition and use, visual processing, action, 
and reasoning with appropriate mathematical and computational models. 
Students will be enrolled in one of the three participating 
departments (Applied Mathematics, Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, or 
Computer Science) and will follow an interdisciplinary program of 
courses in topics such as statistical estimation, cognitive 
processes, linguistics, and computational models. The aim of this 
program is to provide promising students with a mix of mathematical, 
computational and experimental expertise to carry out 
multidisciplinary collaborative research across the disciplines of 
Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Cognitive and Linguistic 

Interested students should apply to the participating department 
closest to their area of interest and expertise, and should indicate 
their interest in the IGERT training program in their application. 
These NSF funded positions are restricted to US citizens and 
permanent residents. Brown University is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For additional information about the program, application procedures, 
and ongoing research initiatives please visit our website at:

or download our brochure at:

or contact:

Prof. Julie Sedivy
Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
Brown University, Box 1978
Providence, RI 02912

Katherine Demuth, Professor
Dept. of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
Brown University, Box 1978
Providence, RI 02912
TEL: (401) 863-1053
FAX: (401) 863-2255
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