New PhD positions in Language Technologies and Computational Linguistics!

 

PhD program

  • fully funded 4-year Ph.D. positions in Natural Language Processing & Deep Learning & Computational Linguistics
  • special focus on artificial neural networks and multilingual NLP, more classical topics of Computational Linguistics are welcome as well
  • industrial topics possible (co-supervision by an industry partner)
  • hosted by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (UFAL), Computer Science School, Charles University, Prague

Institute

  • amazing concentration of experts in all fields of NLP/HLT/CL/ML/DL/… (some 60 researchers in total)
    • team members’ prizes and awards: ACL Lifetime Achievement Award, ELRA/LREC Antonio Zampolli Prize, CLARIN Achievements award, Hlavka Foundation Scientific achievement award, Gold and Silver medals by University and Faculty, Faculty Excellent Teaching Awards, …
  • monthly social events, highly international environment
  • range of EU and national projects (and other kinds of international cooperation too, incl. with the USA, Australia, Hong Kong)
  • organizer of major CL/NLP/Speech events in the past: ACL&EMNLP'07, ACL’10, ASRU’13, DepLing'13, Coling’14, EAMT'17, TLT'17, SigDial'15, MT Marathons yearly (and more)
  • highly competitive scientific achievements, shared task winners in CoNLL'18, VarDial'17, several WMTs…
  • respectable hardware firepower: housing 100 GPUs (and counting), 1500 CPUs, 3 coffee machines

Location

  • Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe
  • the Institute located in the very heart of the historical center, walking distance to all the main Prague attractions
  • the whole city covered by fast, clean and safe public transportation
  • vibrant AI and ML community in Prague

Funding

  • the guranteed income (a Ph.D. stipend + a part-time working contract) easily covers student living expenses in Prague
  • a number of additional opportunities:
    • bonuses for publication activity
    • conference expenses funded for all accepted papers
    • fully funded 6-month research stays abroad within the Ph.D. study
    • a possibility to participate in grant projects related to the student's research topic (additional part-time salary)

Requirements

  • master-level degree in computational linguistics/computer science/linguistics
  • ability to work independently on scientific topics
  • good command of English
  • good programming skills (Java, Python or C++) appreciated

Want to learn more?

  • contact us at phd@ufal.mff.cuni.cz.
  • take part in UFAL Pre-PhD Student Internship Program
  • new PhD positions available from October 2019, general information about the faculty admission procedure here
  • establishing a contact with your potential PhD advisor at the Institute prior to the application is highly recommended