Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.
The Cambridge Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment (ALTA) is seeking a PhD student to join their strong team of researchers in the Department of Computer Science and Technology.
ALTA is a virtual institute which brings together researchers from Computer Science, Engineering, Linguistics and Language Assessment to investigate new ways of using technology to enhance language learning and to develop cutting-edge approaches to assessment which will benefit learners and teachers worldwide.
The focus of the studentship is automated conversational agents for English language learning. The PhD application must include a research proposal that is aligned with the topic of the studentship.
This opening is suitable for a candidate with a Bachelor (UK first-class honours or equivalent) or Masters degree. Applicants must have expertise in the fields of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Previous experience in the fields of Language Learning and Language Assessment is desirable but not required. Candidates will also need to meet all prerequisites for admission to the PhD in Computer Science (.
Candidates can make an informal enquiry to Dr Paula Buttery (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to submitting a formal application. Such enquiries should be made before 24 May and should include a CV and a one-paragraph abstract of the research proposal.
The PhD studentship will cover all approved University tuition fees and provide a tax-free maintenance allowance for 3 years. It also includes a budget for travel and research equipment.
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