PhD Studentships in Computational Linguistics, Speech Technology and
Cognitive Science

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


University of Edinburgh


*** 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.



Educational level:

Master Degree

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

The application is entirely online.


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