PhD Studentships - 22 Posts - Centre for Next Generation Localisation Laboratories, Trinity College Dublin

Post Status: 3 year PhD Studentships
Department: Centre for Next Generation Localisation Laboratories, KDEG, Trinity College Dublin
Benefits: Payment of tax free stipend and academic fees
Closing date for applications: 28th February 2013
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The Centre for Next Generation Localisation ( seeks to revolutionise the way people
interact with content, systems and each other to achieve unprecedented levels of content access,
process efficiency and user empowerment. Breakthroughs in the creation, processing, unification and
integration of multilingual, multi-modal and multimedia content are needed to meet the needs of an
increasingly mobile and multilingual society across global markets. CNGL will enable content to be
created, discovered, translated and personalised, so as to efficiently and effectively deliver
natural and engaging web-mediated interactions between users, organisations and communities
regardless of language, device and preferences of the user.

CNGL is internationally renown for its strong, strategic mix of leading researchers in language,
adaptive content, interaction and knowledge engineering technologies and its tight engagement with
innovation-driven companies that work with content at a global level. CNGL has recently received
further multi-million funding from Science Foundation Ireland. As a result Trinity College Dublin
(TCD) is now offering 22 new PhD studentships in the areas of:

Text Analytics for managing large scale multilingual corpora.
Content-aware multilingual Search and Discovery technologies
Adaptive context-aware search
Intelligent slicing and adaptation of content
Social-aware, affective content adaptation
Constructing affective dialogue solutions
Interoperability and analytics for intelligent content processing chains

The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record (first class or II.1 primary degree
or a postgraduate qualification, e.g. M.Sc.) in Computer Science, or a related discipline. They will
be highly motivated, with strong written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated
proficiency in software development. They must be eager to work in and learn from multi-disciplinary
and multi-organisation teams. They should have English language certification if English is not
their first language, the requirement being: IELTS: 7.0+, TOEFL iBT: 100+, TOEFL pBT: 600+, CEF:
C1+, or equivalent.

Application Procedure:
For further information and informal contact, please refer to the PhD topic details
found at:

Please directly contact the relevant supervisor, depending upon the position you're interested in,
via email including:
A targeted cover letter (600-1000 words) expressing your suitability for a position
A complete CV
Please also copy Dominic Jones - [log in to unmask]
Applicants may then be invited to apply via the TCD graduate studies admission system.

Further Information:

Centre for Next Generation Localisation
CNGL is a €50M Academia-Industry partnership based in Ireland. It is unique internationally in
addressing the integrated research and development of novel content, knowledge and language
processing technologies for the global, multi-lingual web content and services supply chain. Â It is
made up of over 100 researchers in labs integrated across Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Dublin City
University (DCU), University College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick (UL), as well as ten
industrial partners, including SMEs, NGOs and multinationals such as Microsoft, Symantec, Intel and
Welocalize. In addition to central funding from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), CNGL has a wide
portfolio of European FP7 projects and commercial projects. It therefore offers unique opportunities
for international and industrial research collaboration at the highest level in areas of language
technology, multi-lingual web and adaptive, personalised content. CNGL provides a world class
collaborative research and innovation environment. It provides: world-class PhD supervision by
integrated teams of leading academics; an experienced and supportive lab community of postdoctoral
researchers and research programmers; excellent collaboration and computing facilities; wide ranging
skills training opportunities; a dedicated management and administration team and an active
commercialisation development pipeline.

Trinity College Dublin
Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the older
universities of Western Europe. On today’s campus, state-of-the-art libraries, laboratories and IT
facilities, stand alongside historic buildings on a city-centre 47-acre campus. Based in the heart
of Dublin, TCD offers an exceptional working and social environment that attracts students and
researchers from around the world. TCD’s research impact is currently ranked 44th in the World by
the Times Higher Education Ranking of World Universities and 10th in Europe by the Leiden University
Ranking of World Universities based on research performance. As Ireland’s premier university, the
pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the core of a Trinity education. TCD
has an outstanding record of publications in high-impact journals, and a track record in winning
research funding which is among the best in the country.

Equal Opportunities Policy
Trinity College Dublin is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the employment
policies, procedures and practices which do not discriminate on grounds such as gender, marital
status, family status, age, disability, race, religious belief, sexual orientation or membership of
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