2 Fully-funded PhD studentships at the Natural Language Processing Group, University of Sheffield
2 PhD Research Studentships [Deadline extended to 18th March]
Personalised Summary Generation; and
Machine Learning Methods for User Modelling and Personalised Summarisation
Natural Language Processing Research Group, University of Sheffield - Department of Computer Science
Applications are invited for two fully funded PhD studentships on the topics stated above.
Application closing date is 18 March 2011.
Candidates should have a First Class Honours or a good 2.1 degree in Computer Science or Mathematics and have excellent computer programming skills. Experience with natural language processing is essential, and detailed knowledge of machine learning, text summarisation and/or natural language generation would be highly desirable. Research experience with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media would also be desirable, but is not strictly necessary, as would be knowledge of GATE.
Further particulars on each of the studentships as well as eligibility criteria are available from the URLs below. Note that the grants cover all study fees for EU and UK nationals only and a living stipend for three years. The stipend will provide £13290 p.a. for UK nationals or approximately £8000 p.a. for EU nationals. The project will also provide travel funds for the student to attend international conferences.http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACE550/phd-re ... eneration/http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ACF893/phd-re ... arisation/
Please contact Dr Kalina Bontcheva (K.Bontcheva@dcs.shef.ac.uk
) or Dr Trevor Cohn (firstname.lastname@example.org
) (only for the studentship on machine learning).
Applicants should apply using the online application form at:http://www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply