LINGUIST List 14.3200

Fri Nov 21 2003

Support: Computational Ling: Student Support, U/Memphis

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  1. Max Louwerse, Computational Ling/NLP: Student Support, University of Memphis

Message 1: Computational Ling/NLP: Student Support, University of Memphis

Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 17:46:23 -0600
From: Max Louwerse <>
Subject: Computational Ling/NLP: Student Support, University of Memphis


The Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS) at the University of
Memphis invites applications from outstanding graduate students with
an interest in various aspects of cognition and 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 cognitive science,
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
tuition wavers and stipends.

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

We hire bright, motivated and enthusiastic interdisciplinary minds!
The Institute feels strongly about educating bright, motivated and
enthusiastic students and giving them the opportunity to take the
responsibilities involved in academic research.

What we offer:
* A tuition waiver for full-time students in Psychology or Computer
* A minimum graduate student salary of $1000 a month (for position of
 20 hrs/week)
* Opportunities to present at international conferences (expenses paid)
* Opportunities to publish in academic journals

What you offer:
* a strong interdisciplinary background in at least two of the
 following areas: psychology, computer science, education,
 linguistics, cognitive science, AI, mathematics
* a strong interest in cutting edge interdisciplinary research
* motivation, enthusiasm and responsibility
* fluency in English

For more information on
* The University of Memphis, see
* Institute for Intelligent Systems, see
* Department of Psychology, see
* Department of Computer Science, see
* Applications graduate programs
* * Applications graduate programs
* AutoTutor Research Group, see
* Coh-Metrix group, see
* iSTART Group, see

Applications for graduate student positions can be sent to

Search Committee IIS
Max Louwerse
The University of Memphis
Department of Psychology 
Institute for Intelligent Systems
Psychology Building
Memphis TN 38152

*** Deadline for applications is February 2, 2004. ***

Please include in your application a cover letter explaining your
interest in our research. Also include an outline of your
academic/career plans for the next three years. Finally, enclose a
resume, listing your contact information, and relevant experience.

For further information, please contact Max Louwerse
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