LINGUIST List 21.1393
Mon Mar 22 2010
Support: Cog Science, Comp Ling: PhD Student, Queen Mary, U. of London, UK
Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman
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
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/
Duties: Research,Project Work
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics
Fully-funded Scholarships at Queen Mary, University of London, starting inSeptember 2010. We are particularly interested in students with a background incognitive science, psychology or (computational) linguistics.
Our PhD in Media and Arts Technology is an innovative inter-disciplinarytraining programme in the science and technologies currently transforming thecreative sector. Our mission is to produce postgraduates who combine world-classtechnical and creative skills and will go on to become leaders in the on-goingregeneration of the UK Creative Industries. Graduates of the programme willinclude both technologists with a strong creative flair, and creatives withexcellent technological skills and awareness.
Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research universitiesand is located at the heart of Europe's largest concentration of creativeindustries. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), we wereranked 13th in the UK by the Times Higher Education Supplement and 11th by TheGuardian.
We are looking for inspiring applications for at least 10 fully-fundedscholarships. Successful candidates will be provided with an annual tax-freestipend (£15,290 in 2010) plus tuition fees. Please note that due to externalfunding restrictions only UK citizens or EU students who have been ordinarilyresident in the UK for the last three years are eligible for a scholarship. Inexceptional circumstances, funding may become available for a candidate notmeeting these eligibility criteria. We also welcome applications from those withother sources of funding.
This four year PhD programme is unlike anything else currently on offer in theUK. In your first year you will take modules in Advanced Research Methods,Interactive Digital Multimedia Techniques and ContemporaryVideo and Audio Production. There is a also one chosen module from a wide rangeincluding: C++ for Image Processing, Design for Human Interaction, PerformanceResearch, Advanced Software Technologies, Foundations of Information Retrievaland Fundamentals of Digital Signal Processing. We also run an exciting range ofmaster classes and run team and project work training sessions. You follow thiswith a bespoke six-month advanced placement project with one of our creativesector partners. In the second year, as well as starting your research, you willtake further specialist modules ranging from digital audio effects and digitalrights management to contemporary performance.
Your research project will be under the supervision of internationallyrecognised experts in: Digital Music, Digital Video, Human Interaction,Performance and Live Art.
You will also develop a working partnership with one of our strategiccollaborators. These include the BBC, BT, The British Film Institute, last.fm,Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Qinetiq, Illustrious, Solid State Logic andMeridian Audio. You'll find a full list of our industrial and public sectorpartners available at www.mat.qmul.ac.uk.
How to apply:
We invite applications from outstanding individuals with any Arts, Engineeringor Science background. You must be able to demonstrate academic achievement tothe level of an upper second class Bachelors degree (or higher), excellentcreative, critical and analytic skills, and strong programming or mathematicalabilities.
There are two deadlines for applications: the first is 2nd April 2010 andinterviews will take place in the week of 19th April, when most of the fundedplaces will be allocated; the second is Friday 2nd July 2010, interviews in theweek 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
Prof Pat Healey mat-enquirieseecs.qmul.ac.uk Phone:+44 (0)20 7882 5211 Fax:+44 (0)20 7882 7064
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