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LINGUIST List 21.1411

Tue Mar 23 2010

Support: Comp Ling,Speech Technology,Cog Sci: PhD Student, U. of Edinburgh

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        1.    Frank Keller, Computational Linguistics, Speech Technology, Cognitive Science: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Message 1: Computational Linguistics, Speech Technology, Cognitive Science: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Date: 23-Mar-2010
From: Frank Keller <kellerinf.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics, Speech Technology, Cognitive Science: PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Institution/Organization: University of Edinburgh
Department: School of Informatics
Web Address: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics
Speech Technology



School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

The Centre for Speech Technology Research (CSTR), the Institute of Communicating
and Collaborative Systems (ICCS), and the Human Communication Research Centre
(HCRC) at the University of Edinburgh invite applications for three-year PhD
studentships starting in September 2010.

CSTR and ICCS combine to form the world's largest concentration of researchers
studying the theoretical, computational, and cognitive aspects of language and
speech. HCRC provides an interdisciplinary research environment that includes
staff from the School of Informatics and the School of Philosophy, Psychology
and Language Sciences pursuing research into the communication among humans and
between humans and machines, using text, speech, and graphics. All three
Institutes also have a strong track record in applied and industry-sponsored

PhD students will work on topics drawn from the following areas (potential
supervisors are listed in brackets):

- Speech technology (Rob Clark, Simon King, Steve Renals, Hiroshi Shimodaira):
conversational agents, multimodal interaction, prosody and information
structure, speech recognition, speech synthesis

- Cognitive science (Jean Carletta, Sharon Goldwater, Frank Keller, John Lee,
Jon Oberlander, Helen Pain): models of human language processing, models of
human learning, educational technology, graphical communication

- Computational linguistics (Claire Grover, Ewan Klein, Philipp Koehn, Mirella
Lapata, Viktor Lavrenko, Alex Lascarides, Colin Matheson, Johanna Moore, Miles
Osborne, Mark Steedman, Henry Thompson, Richard Tobin, Bonnie Webber):
annotation and markup, biomedical NLP, computational semantics, discourse and
dialogue, information extraction, information retrieval, machine translation,
generation, parsing, question answering, statistical NLP

For a list of potential PhD projects, please consult:


Approximately 12 studentships from a variety of sources are available to cover
maintenance at the standard research council rate of approximately GBP 12.000
per year and tuition fees. Funding is limited to UK and EU students.

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in computational
linguistics, speech technology, cognitive science, computer science, or a
related discipline.

For further information please contact Dr. Hiroshi Shimodaira
(hshimodainf.ed.ac.uk). Application forms and details on how to apply are
available from:


Applications are considered at any time, but to maximize funding options,
applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors immediately and to
submit applications by the beginning of April 2010.

For general information on Informatics, CSTR, ICCS, and HCRC, please visit:


Applications Deadline: 01-Apr-2010

Web Address for Applications: http://www.inf.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/phd.html

Contact Information:
        Dr. Hiroshi Shimodaira

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