LINGUIST List 8.206

Tue Feb 11 1997

FYI: Research opportunities

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  1. Yorick Wilks, Research in Computer Science at Sheffield.

Message 1: Research in Computer Science at Sheffield.

Date: Mon, 10 Feb 97 14:17:21 GMT
From: Yorick Wilks <>
Subject: Research in Computer Science at Sheffield.

		* University of Sheffield *
		* Department of Computer Science *

		Sheffield Computer Science Department is a HEFCE
		Grade 4 rated research department, within one of the
		UK's major Engineering Faculties. The department seeks
		to recruit postgraduate students to start in
		September 1997 in its principal areas of
		research, conventionally divide into three
		large research groups. Successful applicants will work
		towards an M.Phil or Ph.D within research teams working in
		the following areas:

	Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks (AINN)
		Natural Language Processing,
		Knowledge and belief representation,
		Computer Graphics,
		Intelligent Tutoring Systems,
		Computer Argumentation,
		Multimedia and Human-Computer Interaction,
		Connectionist Natural language processing,
		Neural Nets: Theory, analysis and applications.
	Speech and Hearing (SpandH)
		Computational Models of Hearing,
		Speech Technology.
	Correct Systems (CSRG)
		Theory of Computer Science,
		Software and systems engineering,
		Communication Networks,
		Object-Oriented Programming.
		Safety Critical Systems,
		Parallel Databases,
		CASE Tools for Parallel Systems,
		Neural Networks and Parallel Hardware,
		Transport management systems.

There will be some scholarships available: EPRSC studentships
and Sheffield University Research Bursaries. Candidates for admission
for these awards should have a good honours degree in a relevant
discipline (not necessarily Computer Science), or should attain such a
degree by October 1997. EPSRC awards are available only to EU citizens.

Our Graduate Studies booklet, application forms and further particulars are
available from:

The Graduate Secretary,
Department of Computer Science,
University of Sheffield,
Regent Court,
211 Portobello St, Sheffield S1 4DP, England.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:

Dr. M.Cooke , Director of Research Admissions,
Phone +44 (0) 114-222 1822,
Email, or

Prof. Noel Sharkey, Director of Research,
Phone +44 (0) 114-222 1803,

Prof. Yorick Wilks, Head of AINN Group,
Phone +44 (0) 114-222 1804,

Dr. P. Green, Head of SpandH Group,
Phone +44 (0) 114-222-21828

Prof. W.M.Holcombe, Head of Correct Systems Group,
Phone +33 (0) 114-222 1802,

Our research is set out in detail at:
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