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

Funding

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.

Requirements

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 the links below.

List of academic staff at ILCC

List of indicative PhD topics

About the PhD programme

Details regarding the PhD programme and the application procedure can be found on the Informatics website.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

How to apply

In order to ensure full consideration for funding, applications (including all supporting documents) need to be received by 8 December 2017. Please direct inquiries to the PhD admissions team.

Email the PhD admissions team

Related information

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

PhD in the EPSRC CDT in Data Science