PhD Positions in NLP/ML at Sheffield

2 PhD Research Studentships
Personalised Summary Generation
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 4 March 2011.

Further particulars on each of the studentships as well as eligibility criteria are available from the URLs above.

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.

For further information please contact Dr Kalina Bontcheva (K.Bontcheva(at) or Dr Trevor Cohn (tcohn(at) (only for the studentship on machine learning).

Applicants should apply using the online application form at: