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LINGUIST List 17.249

Wed Jan 25 2006

Support: Speech Science & Technology:Researcher,Edinburgh U

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        1.    Steve Renals, Speech Science and Technology:: PhD Student, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom

Message 1: Speech Science and Technology:: PhD Student, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom
Date: 25-Jan-2006
From: Steve Renals <s.renalsed.ac.uk>
Subject: Speech Science and Technology:: PhD Student, Edinburgh University, United Kingdom

Institution/Organization: Edinburgh University
Department: Centre for Speech Technology Research
Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Speech science and technology


Five PhD positions funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Early
Stage Research Training (EST) scheme are available on the Edinburgh Speech
Science and Technology (EdSST) project. EdSST is an interdisciplinary research
training programme that aims close the gap between speech science and
technology, focussing on a number of overlapping research areas, each of which
includes components from speech science and speech technology:

- Articulatory instrumentation and modelling
- Speech synthesis
- Speech recognition
- Human-computer dialogue systems
- Inclusive design
- Augmentative and alternative communication

for further details see: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/edsst/research.html

You should have a first or upper second class honours degree or its equivalent,
and/or a Masters degree, in Informatics or Linguistics. Informatics includes
areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Computer Science,
Information Engineering, and Computational Linguistics. Linguistics includes
areas such as Phonetics, Speech Science, Speech and Language Therapy, and Human
Communication Sciences. Applicants with degrees in these disciplines will also
be considered: Electrical Engineering, Psychology, Mathematics, Philosophy, and

You must also fulfil European Union Marie Curie EST selection criteria.

EdSST Fellows will be expected to register for a PhD with either the University
of Edinburgh or QMUC, depending on PhD topic.

Application details and further information:

Web Address for Applications: http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/edsst/

Mailing Address for Applications:

Attn: Online Submission
Edinburgh EH8 9LW
United Kingdom

Applications are due by: 31-Mar-2006

Contact Information:

Steve Renals

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