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PhD Studentship on NLP and Statistical Relational Learning

The University of Edinburgh - School of Informatics

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Edinburgh
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: Scholarship
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 20th November 2019
Closes: 31st January 2020

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in natural language processing and statistical relational learning, to be based in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. The position is an opportunity to combine cutting-edge research at the intersection of language processing and machine learning.

Desired Background

The project is suitable for a student with a top MSc or first-class bachelor's degree in machine learning, with a background in NLP and/or statistical relational learning.

Previous coursework or experience (e.g., thesis) in one of these areas is necessary. A strong programming background will be essential for this project. Prior experience with knowledge graphs and relational embeddings is highly desirable.

Why Edinburgh

The School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh has one of the largest concentrations of computer science research in Europe, with over 100 faculty members and 275 PhD students. The school is particularly strong in the research area of artificial intelligence. Our strength in these areas has been recognized by the award of EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Data Science. The University of Edinburgh is one of the founding partners of the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national research institute for data science.

Funding Information

The scholarship is available for UK/EU students and consists of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years.

Applicants should first contact Vaishak Belle to informally express their interest, and then apply via the EUCLID portal.

Application Information

For informal enquiries about the position, please contact Vaishak Belle with a short summary of your background and research interests in the technical themes mentioned above. (No attachments please.) See the contact link for the prospective students' section for pointers to relevant scientific papers.

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