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Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Application Deadline: 30-Jun-2013
Supporting Institution: Queen Mary University of London
Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
LL Issue: 24.1998
Posted: 09-May-2013
Support Description: Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship starting in September 2013 to undertake research in the emerging field of compositional distributional semantics. The student will be based in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk) at Queen Mary, University of London, and will be a member of both the Theoretical Computer Science (http://theory.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/) and Cognitive Science Groups (http://cogsci.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/) which have world-leading reputations for fundamental theoretical work and artificial intelligence, with practical impact in creating robust reliable software (http://monoidics.com/) and analysing social media (http://chatterbox.co/). This studentship, funded by a Queen Mary EPSRC Doctoral Training Account and an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship is for 3.5 years and will cover student fees and a tax-free stipend starting at £15,590 per annum. Applicants must be UK nationals or residents. Candidates should have a first class honours degree or equivalent, or a strong Masters Degree, in Computer Science or a related field, preferably with some experience in linear algebra, programming, and/or computational linguistics, and logic. Full details of the topic, studentship conditions and application procedure can be found here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AGM011/phd-studentship/ Please contact Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh eecs.qmul.ac.uk> or Dr Matthew Purver eecs.qmul.ac.uk> if you would like to know more, or have any queries about how to apply.
Application Web Address: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/courses/courses.php?course_id=244&dept_id=4&pgcourses=1&course_level=1
Contact Information: Dr Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh Mehrnoosh.Sadrzadeh@eecs.qmul.ac.uk