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 2021. ILCC is dedicated to the pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to language, communication and cognition.

Primary research areas

Primary research areas include:

  • Natural language processing and computational linguistics
  • Machine Translation
  • Speech technology
  • Dialogue, multimodal interaction, language and vision
  • Computational Cognitive Science , including language and speech,  decision-making, learning and generalization
  • Social Media and Computational Social Science
  • Human-Computer interaction, design informatics, assistive and  educational technology
  • Information retrieval and visualization  

Funding

Approximately 10 studentships from a variety of sources are available, covering both maintenance at the research council rate of GBP 15,285 per year and tuition fees. Studentships are available for UK, EU, and non-EU nationals.

Requirements

Applicants should have a strong undergradudate 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://web.inf.ed.ac.uk/ilcc/study-with-us/possible-phd-topics-ilcc

How to apply

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

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

There are TWO DEADLINES for applications to receive full consideration: round 1: 27th November 2020 round 2: 29th January 2021  We strongly recommend that non-UK applicants submit their  applications in round 1, to maximise their chances of funding.  Please direct inquiries to the PhD admissions team at  ilcc-admissions@inf.ed.ac.uk.  

Please apply using the online form linked from https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&edition=2020&id=491 

Please note that the 3-year ILCC PhD program is distinct from the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Natural Language Processing, which offers a 4-year PhD with integrated study:

http://nlp-cdt.ac.uk/

Please direct inquiries to the PhD admissions team via the link below.    

 

Contact the PhD admissions team