A number of PhD studentships are available at the School for Electronic
Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Queen Mary University of
London, for start in the Autumn 2018, and for which applications from
excellent students wishing to pursue a PhD in computational linguistics
/ NLP, dialogue and interaction, and/or games-with-a-purpose applied to
NLP would be welcome. The available studentships include

1. several studentships funded by EECS, available for PhD students
interested in any of the research themes pursued by faculty in the
Cognitive Science Research Group


and Computational Linguistics lab


Themes of interest include, for instance, theoretical and computational
models of discourse, semantics, and dialogue interpretation;
distributional semantics; applications of computational linguistics and
machine learning methods for social media processing, deception
detection, and mental health treatment; verbal and non-verbal
communication in interaction. Please see the advertisement here:


and contact the Cogsci / Compling faculty listed at the Cogsci /
Compling pages above for information about projects. Information about
the application can be found at the page above.

Deadline for application is 31/1/2018.

2. Several studentships funded by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral
Training (CDT) in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI), a
collaboration between the University of York, Queen Mary, the University
of Essex, and Goldsmiths University


these studentships are available for students wishing to pursue a PhD on
IGGI themes, which include, for instance, gamification and the use of
games-with-a-purpose for NLP, or interaction in games. Please contact
Massimo Poesio (Email) for further information on these
topics, or the other faculty listed on the IGGI pages for information on
other themes.

The deadlinefor applications for the IGGI studentships is 23:59 (GMT) on
Wednesday 31stJanuary 2018. Interviews will take place at University of
York on Friday 16thMarch 2018.To apply, email your CV, covering letter,
supervisor information and statement of planned research to
Email Email>. Please send enquiries to
the same email address.

3. One PhD studentship on the DALI project (http://www.dali-ambiguity.org)

The objectives of the DALI – Disagreements in Language Interpretation –
project is to study disagreements in anaphoric interpretation by

1. collecting massive amounts of data about anaphora via
games-with-a-purpose such as Phrase Detectives
(http://www.phrasedetectives.org) or TileAttack (https://tileattack.com/)
2. analyzing these data using Bayesian Annotation Methods to identify
genuine cases of disagreements
3. train computational models of anaphora resolution aware of such
4. develop linguistic explanations of such cases

We are looking for students interested in pursuing a PhD in any of these
areas. For further information, please contact Massimo Poesio


Queen Mary University of London



Educational level:

Master Degree

How to apply:

Please mention NLP People as a source when applying

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