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 <>
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:

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics Speech Technology


School of InformaticsUniversity of Edinburgh

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

CSTR and ICCS combine to form the world's largest concentration of researchersstudying the theoretical, computational, and cognitive aspects of language andspeech. HCRC provides an interdisciplinary research environment that includesstaff from the School of Informatics and the School of Philosophy, Psychologyand Language Sciences pursuing research into the communication among humans andbetween humans and machines, using text, speech, and graphics. All threeInstitutes also have a strong track record in applied and industry-sponsoredresearch.

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

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

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

- Computational linguistics (Claire Grover, Ewan Klein, Philipp Koehn, MirellaLapata, Viktor Lavrenko, Alex Lascarides, Colin Matheson, Johanna Moore, MilesOsborne, Mark Steedman, Henry Thompson, Richard Tobin, Bonnie Webber):annotation and markup, biomedical NLP, computational semantics, discourse anddialogue, 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 covermaintenance at the standard research council rate of approximately GBP 12.000per year and tuition fees. Funding is limited to UK and EU students.

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in computationallinguistics, speech technology, cognitive science, computer science, or arelated discipline.

For further information please contact Dr. Hiroshi Shimodaira( Application forms and details on how to apply areavailable from:

Applications are considered at any time, but to maximize funding options,applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors immediately and tosubmit 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:

Contact Information:         Dr. Hiroshi Shimodaira

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