LINGUIST List 23.3018

Wed Jul 11 2012

Jobs: Cog Sci; Empirical Modeling of Eye Movements: PhD scholarship, Copenhagen Business School

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Date: 11-Jul-2012
From: Michael Carl <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Empirical Modeling of Eye Movements: PhD scholarship, Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark
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University or Organization: Copenhagen Business School Department: Department of International Business Communication Job Location: Frederiksberg, Denmark Web Address:
Job Rank: PhD scholarship

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Empirical Modeling of Eye Movements


Copenhagen Business School invites applications for a vacant PhDscholarship in empirical modeling of eye movements in reading, writing andtranslation.

Considerable progress has been made in eye-tracking technology over thepast decade, allowing to capture gaze behavior with free head movementsduring reading. However, the imprecision of the measured signal makes itdifficult to analyze the eye-gaze movement in reading tasks where a preciselocal resolution of the gaze samples is required to track the reader's gazepath over a text. The PhD position will investigate methods to cancel out thenoise from the gaze signal. The PhD candidate will investigate, design andimplement empirically-based models of eye-gaze movements in readingwhich take into account physical properties of the visual system in addition tobackground information, such as the purpose of the reading activity, thestructure of the text, the quality of the gaze signal, etc.

The PhD candidate should have:- an interest in cognitive modeling of human reading, writing and translationprocesses- a basic understanding of browser and eye-tracking technology- knowledge of probability theory and statistical modeling advancedprogramming skills

More information is available at:

The PhD position is offered at the Department of International BusinessCommunication at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). The Departmentof International Business Communication is a new department at CBS whosefields of interest include the role of language(-s) in interlingual andintercultural communication, the role of language and culture competences inorganizations, the role of language and culture in communication technologyand social technologies, as well as the teaching of language skills. TheDepartment is dedicated to interdisciplinary and problem-oriented research.

For further information please contact: Head of Department Alex Klinge, tel.:+45 3815 3158, e-mail . Information about the departmentmay be found at

Please find guidelines and further information on scholarships and theDoctoral Programme at

Application must be sent via the electronic recruitment system, using the linkon

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, includingall appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.

Application Deadline: 03-Aug-2012 Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Michael Carl Email:

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