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by Admin User - Monday, 14 September 2015, 9:00 AM

Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the
University of Edinburgh invites applications for three-year PhD
studentships starting in September 2016. ILCC is dedicated to the
pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to
language, communication and cognition. Primary research areas include:

    * Natural language processing and computational linguistics

    * Spoken language processing

    * Dialogue and multimodal interaction

    * Information extraction, retrieval and presentation

    * Computational theories of human cognition

    * Educational and assistive technology

Approximately 10 studentships from a variety of sources are available,
covering maintenance at the research council rate of GBP 14,057 per
year, plus tuition fees. Studentships are available for students from
anywhere in the world, including overseas, EU, and UK nationals.

Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in
computational linguistics, speech technology, cognitive science,
computer science, or a related discipline.

For a list of academic staff at ILCC with research areas, and for a
selection of potential PhD topics, please consult:


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


In order to ensure full consideration for funding, applications
(including all supporting documents) need to be received by
December 11, 2015. Please direct inquiries to Henry Thompson
<ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>, the ILCC PhD admissions coordinator.

You may also be interested in pursuing a PhD in the EPSRC Centre for
Doctoral Training in Data Science at Edinburgh, which includes NLP as
one of its research areas. The application for this programme is
separate. For details, please consult: