LINGUIST List 29.633

Wed Feb 07 2018

Support: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, University of Edinburgh

Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <>

Date: 06-Feb-2018
From: Frank Keller <>
Subject: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, University of Edinburgh, UK
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Department: Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
Level: PhD

Institution/Organization: University of Edinburgh

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Psycholinguistics


The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for three-year PhD studentships starting in September 2018.

ILCC is dedicated to the pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to language, communication and cognition. Primary research areas in ILCC include:
- Natural language processing and computational linguistics
- Spoken language processing
- Dialogue, multimodal interaction, language and vision
- Information retrieval and information visualization
- Cognitive modeling of language and speech processing and of human decision making
- Educational and assistive technology, human-computer interaction, learning analytics

Approximately 15 studentships from a variety of sources are available, covering both maintenance at the research council rate of GBP 14,777 per year and tuition fees.

*** Studentships are available for UK and EU/EEA nationals only.*** Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in computer science, cognitive science, AI, or a related discipline. For a list of academic staff at ILCC with research areas, and for a list of indicative PhD topics, please consult the links below.

About the PhD programme:
Details regarding the PhD programme and the application procedure can be found on the Informatics website.

How to apply:
In order to ensure full consideration for funding, applications (including all supporting documents) need to be received by 16 March 2018. The application is entirely online.

Related information:
You may also be interested in pursuing a PhD in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Science at Edinburgh, which includes NLP as one of its research areas. The application for this programme is separate.

Applications Deadline: 16-Mar-2018

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
        Dr Chris Lucas

Page Updated: 07-Feb-2018