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  • Denis Paperno
    ... From: Marco Baroni Date: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 10:37 PM Subject: [clic] help recruiting good master students To:
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      From: Marco Baroni <marco.baroni@...>
      Date: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 10:37 PM
      Subject: [clic] help recruiting good master students
      To: "cimec-clic@..." <cimec-clic@...>

      Dear All,

      As every year around this time, we are opening the call for our master program, that has a "Language and multimodal interaction" track that focuses on computational linguistics and related topics.

      It's in everybody's interest to attract good students, not only to improve the overall karma of the universe, but because these students will be looking for research internships with us, they might be good PhD candidates, etc.

      So, please send the blurb below (or whatever variation thereof you feel like sending) to any mailing lists, colleagues, friends you think could be interested (I have already sent it to the AMLAP, Corpora and Elsnet lists).

      Thank you!




      *** Two-year Master's course in Cognitive Science at the University of Trento ***

      We would like to announce that the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences at the University of Trento (Italy) offers a Master's course in Cognitive Science. The program is offered in English over four semesters and leads to the Master degree in Cognitive Science. Students choose between two tracks: Cognitive Neuroscience and Language and Multimodal Interaction. Each track offers a selection of specialized courses, to allow students to tailor training to their academic interests.

      The two-year Master's course combines a solid foundation in scientific and cognitive methods - modules  in mathematics,  language science, neuroscience, and psychology, including  an introduction to advanced methods such as eye tracking, EEG, and fMRI - with an extensive training in computational methods for the statistical analysis of large amounts of language and perceptual data, and in interface design.  Theoretical knowledge will be supplemented by the experience acquired in substantial practical projects carried out in research and industry labs.

      Two characteristic features  of this program are:  a close relationship between teaching and research practices, and a constant interplay between biologically-based and technological-based explorations of the human mind and brain.

      During the first year of the master’s course, students focus on understanding methodological and theoretical bases of scientific research. During the second year, students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with advanced research tools and methods within the frame of real research projects.

      The Language and Multimodal Interaction track provides students with the interdisciplinary training necessary to operate in this area, whether in an academic environment or in an industrial setting. The track in particular has a strong interdisciplinary focus, enabled by the strict collaboration between computational linguists, computer vision experts and cognitive neuroscientists.

      For more information, please visit:



      Ideal applicants are highly motivated individuals holding a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, and fluent in the English language (certificate of proficiency preferred).

      Students will be selected based on their academic achievement, strength of their intellectual and working ability, motivation and interest in the field, and recommendation letters.

      We are open to candidates from any academic background.

      Deadline for EU and non-EU applicants: 29 March 2013

      DEADLINE EXTENSION for EU applicants only: 12 July 2013

      Start-date of the next cycle: September 2013

      For further information please contact by email: MCS AT unitn DOT it (use "@" in place of "AT" and "." in place of "DOT")

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