Overview

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 14,553 per year and tuition fees. Studentships are available for UK, EU, and non-EU nationals.

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:

http://web.inf.ed.ac.uk/ilcc/people/academic-senior-research-staff
http://www.ilcc.inf.ed.ac.uk/study/possible-phd-topics-in-ilcc

Details regarding the PhD programme and the application procedure can be found at:

http://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/postgraduate/research-degrees/phd

Company:

University of Edinburgh

Qualifications:

N/A

Educational level:

Master Degree

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