PhD research funding — Computational Stylistics — Trinity College Dublin

Posted: July 18, 2013 in job opportunity, research, text analysis

From  Carl Vogel
to: FORENSIC-LINGUISTICS@jiscmail.ac.uk

Funding is available for a research project at the intersection of
machine learning, text analysis and dialogue analysis conducted within
the Computational Linguistics Group (www.cs.tcd.ie/clg) of the Centre
for Computing and Language Studies (www.scss.tcd.ie/ccls) in the
School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin
(www.scss.tcd.ie).

The funding covers EU-level tuition fees and a stipend of 16K euro per
annum, and is aligned with the Centre for Next Generation Localisation
(CNGL; http://www.cngl.ie).  The funding may extend to three years, from September
2013.

The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record (first
class or II.1 primary degree) in cognitive science, linguistics,
computer Science, or a related discipline. She or he will be highly
motivated, with strong written and oral communication skills and will
possess demonstrable proficiency in computer programming.

English language certification is required of applicants for whom
English is not a native language, the minimum requirements are: IELTS:
7.0+, TOEFL iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF: C1+, or equivalent.
Applicants will have to satisfy the general admission requirements for
postgraduate research study at Trinity College Dublin
(www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies/)

The successful candidate will participate in the Structured PhD
Programme within the School of Computer Science and Statistics
(www.scss.tcd.ie/postgraduate/structuredphd/).  The research will be
supervised by Carl Vogel (www.scss.tcd.ie/~vogel), and the successful
candidate will participate in research activities of the Computational
Linguistics Group and CNGL, for example, the Dublin Computational
Linguistics Research Seminar (www.cs.tcd.ie/clg/DCLRS).

Prior to application for admission as a postgraduate research student,
through the Graduate Studies office, as indicated above, to be
considered for this funding, applications should be sent to Tricia
Fowler (Tricia.Fowler@tcd.ie) in the form of:
– an academic CV
– an English language transcript of academic records
– a research statement
– three letters of reference with contact details of referrees.

Fullest consideration will be given to applications that arrive
before August 2, 2013.

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