LINGUIST List 26.5578

Wed Dec 16 2015

Support: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics / USA

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 15-Dec-2015
From: Florian Jaeger <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics, PhD, University of Rochester, USA
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Department: Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Web Address:

Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Rochester

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics


Graduate Training in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester

This is the second and final reminder to apply for fully funded PhD in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester; there are connections with a program in the Data Sciences, the Center for Language Sciences, and over 12 language labs -- see below. The closing date for applications for admission in Fall 2016 is January 1, 2016.

The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) at the University of Rochester offers opportunities for students interested in earning a doctoral degree in one of the most exciting fields of scientific endeavor. Particular areas of research strength include: language, perception and action, development and learning, concepts and categories, and decision-making. Full details can be found at: Recent news about research done in the department can be found on its Twitter feed:

We seek outstanding candidates from a variety of backgrounds who seek a rigorous program of study and exceptional mentoring in research. All students admitted to the program are offered graduate fellowships that provide a full stipend and cover the costs of tuition and single plan health insurance.

The Department has a number of new faculty with research programs focusing on cognitive neuroscience, development of language and cognition, language learning, theoretical and computational neuroscience, and visual neuroscience. Interested applicants can find details at

Readers of this list list may be particularly interested in work being done by the following faculty members:

Richard Aslin (fMRI and NIRS)

Florian Jaeger

Celeste Kidd

Chigusa Kurumada

Steve Piantadosi

Brad Mahon (fMRI)

Rajeev Raizada (fMRI)

Mike Tanenhaus

In addition to these labs in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, students frequently collaborate with labs in Linguistics (e.g., Greg Carlson [semantics/pragmatics], Scott Grimm [lexical semantics, corpus-based investigations], Nadine Grimm [field work], Joyce McDonough [e.g., phonetics and speech perception], and Jeff Runner [processing of anaphoric elements and ellipsis) and Computer Science or the Data Sciences (e.g., James Allen [NLP], Dan Gildea [machine translation], Ehsan Hoque [human-computer interaction], Thomas Howard [robotics], Len Schubert [AI]).

Neuroimaging facilities include a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MRI scanner at the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging (RCBI), and also state-of-the-art NIRS and EEG systems. More information can be found at

Applications Deadline: 01-Jan-2016

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Kathy Corster
        Phone:(585) 275-1844

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