Overview

The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh invites applications
for a PhD position within the field of machine translation and machine
learning. The candidate will work within the Statistical Machine
Translation group (http://www.statmt.org/ued/), which is well known for
developing toolkits and running the WMT shared tasks, and has also had a
leading role the field of neural machine translation. It is a supportive
group which has many alumni who have moved on to interesting positions in
research and industry. We also have
access to large GPU clusters and to a regular programme of seminars and
workshops with internationally recognised experts.

The student will work in conjunction with an EU project with the goal of
making
translation significantly more robust in environments with limited
training data. This is an exciting opportunity to work on an
internationally visible
project, where the interests of the student can drive a significant
portion of the work. The research will be deployed at the BBC World Service
and Deutsche Welle, in order to improve their monitoring capabilities and
the production of news content across a range of African and Indian
languages.

Company:

Unviersity of Edinburgh

Qualifications:

You should have the following :

– A degree (or near completion) in computer science, artificial
intelligence, or a related discipline,
– Background in machine learning and natural language processing,
– Strong programming skills, ideally including C++.

Educational level:

Master Degree

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