Saarland University is pleased to announce the availability of
scholarships within the recently established
European Post-Graduate College
"Language Technology and Cognitive Systems"
Saarbruecken - Edinburgh
starting in April 1st, 2002. Each scholarship will be funded for
(extendable to three years). Doctoral degrees may be obtained in
computational linguistics, phonetics, and informatics (computer
from Saarland University.
The European Post-Graduate College has been established in cooperation
between Saarland University and the University of Edinburgh (Division of
Informatics) - two leading institutions in the fields of Computational
Linguistics, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science who are
collaborating in offering a joint post-graduate education programme. The
* a six to twelve months research stay in Edinburgh
* joint supervision of dissertations by lecturers from Saarbruecken and
* an intensive research exchange programme between Saarbruecken and
Edinburgh (including, for example, an annual two-week forum
college members and lecturers from both centres)
The college focuses on the computational and cognitive foundations
language processing, particularly emphasising the following
* inference and reasoning
* knowledge representation, lexicon, and ontology
* data-intensive language models (including corpus-based and statistical
* dialogue and language generation (computational and cognitive models)
* language understanding
Lecturers in Saarbruecken are M. Pinkal, H. Uszkoreit (computational
linguistics), W. Barry (phonetics), M. Crocker (psycholinguistics), M.
Kohlhase, J. Siekmann, G. Smolka, W. Wahlster (informatics/AI). In
Edinburgh, lecturers include M. Fourman, E. Klein, A. Lascarides, C.
Mellish, J. Moore, J. Oberlander, M. Osborne, M. Pickering, M.
Taylor, B. Webber, and C. Williams.
The scholarship provides up to DM 2,870 per month. Additional
includes family allowance (where applicable), travel funding, and an
additional monthly allowance of approximately DM 1,410 for the stay in
Applicants should hold a strong university degree in one of the relevant
areas, preferably at the Masters level (equivalent to German Diplom) and
should not be more than 28 years of age. Female scientists and
students are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should
1. a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, where possible)
2. a sample of written work (e.g. research paper, or dissertation,
preferably in English)
3. copies of high school and university degree certificates
4. two references (to be sent directly to the college speaker)
5. an informal cover letter specifying interests, previous knowledge and
activities in any of the relevant research areas. The letter should
indicate the area in which the dissertation is to be conducted
(computational linguistics, phonetics, or informatics/AI): where
it should include a brief outline of research interests to be pursued
within the scholarship.
Applications should be sent (hardcopy format strongly preferred) to
of the college (see address below). Closing date for applications is
Dec 14th, 2001.
Prof. Dr. Matthew Crocker (Speaker)
Department of Computational Linguistics
P.O. Box 15 11 50
Tel: +49 (0)681 302-6560 E-mail: email@example.com
Fax: +49 (0)681 302-6561 Internet: http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/egk
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