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18 PhD Studentships at University of Hertfordshire, UK

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PhD Studentships
Science and Technology Research Institute
University of Hertfordshire

Applications are invited from candidates with good first degrees in computer science, information technology, electronic engineering, physics, biology or other relevant disciplines to join projects as research students for a three year period in the following areas (click on the links for project descriptions):

1. Algebraic Semiotics of User Interface Design
2. Applications of Neural Networks and Other Machine Learning Techniques
3. Assistive, Rehabilitative and Assessment Robotics
4. Associative Memory in a Detailed Model of Cerebral Cortex
5. Biocomputation
6. Computational Linguistics of Human-Robot Interaction
7. Computational Models of Intracellular Signalling in Neurons
8. Concurrent Dynamic Compilation Based on Statistical Data
9. Efficient Data Parallel Evaluation of Functional Programs
10. High Performance Processor Design
11. Information-Driven Self-Organization of Agents and Agent Collectives
12. Intelligent Virtual Agents
13. Mutual Authentication in Online Transactions
14. N-bit Integer Support for Improved Concurrency
15. Security and Integrity in Distributed Systems
16. Social and Humanoid Robots as Assistants and Companions
17. StrEq — Programming in Equations
18. The Evolution of Emotions and their Expression in Autonomous Agents and Robots

Successful candidates may be eligible for a research studentship award from the University (equivalent to £13,290 per annum bursary plus the payment of the standard UK student fees).

Research in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire has been recognized as excellent by the latest Research Assessment Exercise, with 55% of the research submitted being rated as world leading or internationally excellent. The Science and Technology Research Institute provides a very stimulating environment, offering a large number of specialized and interdisciplinary seminars as well as general training opportunities.

Application forms should be returned to Mrs Lorraine Nicholls, Research Student Administrator, STRI, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB, Tel: 01707 286083, l.nicholls @ The short-listing process will begin on 27 November 2009. Interviews will be held in the second week in December.

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