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Mon Mar 05 2007

Support: Cognitive Science/Computational Ling: PhD Student, Saarland U

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        1.    Ulrike Pado, Cognitive Science/Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Saarland University, Germany


Message 1: Cognitive Science/Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Saarland University, Germany
Date: 05-Mar-2007
From: Ulrike Pado <ulrikecoli.uni-sb.de>
Subject: Cognitive Science/Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Saarland University, Germany


Institution/Organization: Saarland University
Web Address: http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/igk

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Phonetics;
Psycholinguistics


Description:

Up to 5 PhD Scholarships Available in:

'Language Technology and Cognitive Systems'

International Research Training Group

Saarbruecken - Edinburgh

The International Research Training Group (IRTG) in Language Technology and
Cognitive Systems announces the availability of up to 5 PhD positions beginning
Oct. 1st, 2007. Established in 2001, the IRTG is a collaborative PhD programme
between Saarland University and the University of Edinburgh - two leading
institutions in the fields of computational linguistics, cognitive science and
artificial intelligence. The participating institutes in Saarbruecken are
Computational Linguistics, Computer Science, Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, and
Speech and Signal Processing. In Edinburgh, the College is supported by the
School of Informatics, the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language
Sciences, and the Human Communication Research Centre.

Each scholarship is funded for two years, normally extendable for a third year.
Doctoral degrees may be obtained in computational linguistics (also covers
psycholinguistics), phonetics, or informatics,
from Saarland University. The official language of the programme is English.
Distinguishing features of the cooperation include:

- Joint supervision of dissertations by lecturers from Saarbruecken and Edinburgh
- A six month research stay in Edinburgh
- An intensive research exchange programme between Saarbruecken and Edinburgh

The college focuses on the computational and cognitive foundations of human
language processing, particularly emphasizing the following research areas:

- Cognitive and computational investigation of speech and language understanding
- Knowledge representation, inference, the lexicon, and ontologies
- Data-intensive and statistical language processing
- Dialogue, language generation and human language processing

For more information about the graduate college, including current staff and
students, prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website:
http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/projects/igk/

The scholarship currently provides EURO 1468 per month. Additional compensation
includes family allowance (where applicable), travel funding, support for
carrying out experiments, and an additional monthly allowance for the duration
of the stay in Edinburgh. Applicants should hold a strong university degree
equivalent to the German Diplom or Magister (e.g. Master's level) in a relevant
discipline, and should not be more than 28 years of age. Women and international
students are
particularly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 30 April, 2007

Applications should be sent electronically to: igk-admincoli.uni-sb.de

To be fully considered, please include:

- a curriculum vitae indicating degrees obtained, disciplines covered (e.g. list
of courses ), publications, and other relevant experience
- a sample of written work (e.g. research paper, or dissertation, preferably in
English)
- copies of high school and university certificates, and transcripts
- two references (e-mailed to the speaker by the reference authors before the
deadline)
- a statement of research interests, previous knowledge and activities in any of
the relevant research areas.

In case an application can only be submitted by regular post, it should be sent
to the address below.

Tel. +49 (0)681 302-6560 - Fax +49 (0)681 302-6561

Application Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Prof. Matthew Crocker
Saarland University
P.O. Box 15 11 50
Saarbruecken 66041
Germany

Contact Information:
Prof. Matthew Crocker
igk-admincoli.uni-sb.de
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