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LINGUIST List 21.1393

Mon Mar 22 2010

Support: Cog Science, Comp Ling: PhD Student, Queen Mary, U. of London, UK

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        1.    Matthew Purver, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom

Message 1: Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
Date: 22-Mar-2010
From: Matthew Purver <mpurverdcs.qmul.ac.uk>
Subject: Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics: PhD Student, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
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Institution/Organization: Queen Mary, University of London
Department: Media and Arts Technology
Web Address: http://www.mat.qmul.ac.uk/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Project Work

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics


Description:

Fully-funded Scholarships at Queen Mary, University of London, starting in
September 2010. We are particularly interested in students with a background in
cognitive science, psychology or (computational) linguistics.

Our PhD in Media and Arts Technology is an innovative inter-disciplinary
training programme in the science and technologies currently transforming the
creative sector. Our mission is to produce postgraduates who combine world-class
technical and creative skills and will go on to become leaders in the on-going
regeneration of the UK Creative Industries. Graduates of the programme will
include both technologists with a strong creative flair, and creatives with
excellent technological skills and awareness.

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research universities
and is located at the heart of Europe's largest concentration of creative
industries. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), we were
ranked 13th in the UK by the Times Higher Education Supplement and 11th by The
Guardian.

We are looking for inspiring applications for at least 10 fully-funded
scholarships. Successful candidates will be provided with an annual tax-free
stipend (£15,290 in 2010) plus tuition fees. Please note that due to external
funding restrictions only UK citizens or EU students who have been ordinarily
resident in the UK for the last three years are eligible for a scholarship. In
exceptional circumstances, funding may become available for a candidate not
meeting these eligibility criteria. We also welcome applications from those with
other sources of funding.

This four year PhD programme is unlike anything else currently on offer in the
UK. In your first year you will take modules in Advanced Research Methods,
Interactive Digital Multimedia Techniques and Contemporary
Video and Audio Production. There is a also one chosen module from a wide range
including: C++ for Image Processing, Design for Human Interaction, Performance
Research, Advanced Software Technologies, Foundations of Information Retrieval
and Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing. We also run an exciting range of
master classes and run team and project work training sessions. You follow this
with a bespoke six-month advanced placement project with one of our creative
sector partners. In the second year, as well as starting your research, you will
take further specialist modules ranging from digital audio effects and digital
rights management to contemporary performance.

Your research project will be under the supervision of internationally
recognised experts in: Digital Music, Digital Video, Human Interaction,
Performance and Live Art.

You will also develop a working partnership with one of our strategic
collaborators. These include the BBC, BT, The British Film Institute, last.fm,
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Qinetiq, Illustrious, Solid State Logic and
Meridian Audio. You'll find a full list of our industrial and public sector
partners available at www.mat.qmul.ac.uk.

How to apply:

We invite applications from outstanding individuals with any Arts, Engineering
or Science background. You must be able to demonstrate academic achievement to
the level of an upper second class Bachelors degree (or higher), excellent
creative, critical and analytic skills, and strong programming or mathematical
abilities.

There are two deadlines for applications: the first is 2nd April 2010 and
interviews will take place in the week of 19th April, when most of the funded
places will be allocated; the second is Friday 2nd July 2010, interviews in the
week of 12th July, when the final allocation will be made.

Applications Deadline: 02-Apr-2010

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof Pat Healey
        School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
        Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road
        London E1 4NS
        United Kingdom

Web Address for Applications: http://www.mat.qmul.ac.uk/howtoapply.html

Contact Information:
        Prof Pat Healey
        mat-enquirieseecs.qmul.ac.uk
        Phone:+44 (0)20 7882 5211
        Fax:+44 (0)20 7882 7064


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