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PhD opportunities: Indigenous Language Technologies at The University of Queensland

Janet Wiles, Technology

Date: 26 September 2018

The Centre’s UQ node has eight scholarships available for a new cohort of aspiring doctoral candidates to start research into Indigenous Language Technologies in 2019.

The scholarships involve developing speech and language technologies for under-resourced languages. Methods in this field include machine learning, social robotics, app development, co-designing projects with Indigenous communities, and developing educational games for language learning.

The program aims to create a high functioning collaborative team working on interdisciplinary projects across language sciences and technology boundaries. It seeks PhD applications for a new cohort of students to enrol with researchers across a range of schools at UQ, to be located at the Co-Innovation Studio in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering.

Requirements: First Class Honours and an excellent track record in computer science or information technology; or equivalent in a relevant area such as field linguistics or psycho-linguistics. (Community experience or other relevant skills will also be considered.)

Applications for the first round of scholarships close on 7th October 2018. The second round is now open and will close on 10th March 2019. Please visit the website to obtain full program information.

To discuss further, please contact Professor Janet Wiles, UQ node and Technology stream leader, at or Ben Foley, Manager of the Transcription Acceleration Project, at

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