Thanks for your interest in a Computer Science PhD under my supervision
NLP Topics I'm interested in:
- Automatic Text Summarisation (Extractive, Abstractive)
- Arabic and multilingual NLP
- NLP for Under-resourced languages
- Financial Narratives Processing and Financial NLP Technologies
- Biomedical NLP
- Information Extraction and document structure detection
- Text Machine Learning, Classification and Clustering
- Corpus and Computational Linguistics
- Language and dialect identification
- Multi/inter/cross-disciplinary NLP
Current PhD Students
- Nadhem Zmandar. PhD Title: Multilingual Financial Summarization
- Chiamaka Chukwuneke. PhD Title: Named entity recognition for African Languages: a focus on Igbo
- Jesse Phillips. PhD Title: The Automated Generation of Meaningful and Coherent Source Code Documentation Using Natural Language Processing Techniques
Before you apply:
- First make sure your topic is related to one of the topics listed above. I'll not reply if your topic is not related to NLP or Computational Linguistics.
- Have a clear idea of what you want to work on, please do not approach me asking for an idea, do your research.
- Prepare a proposal of 1 to 2 pages long.
- Your proposal needs to show the NLP problem you are interested in, providing proposed methodology and background.
- Make sure you have strong programming skills, preferably in Python and at least 2 NLP libraries.
- Prepare a CV with your education and work/research expertise
- Email the above to me to have a look and advise.
- If the topic is interesting, I'll reply back to you to discuss the idea and ask you to apply.
How to apply:
- Assuming you have all the above ready and you have a reply back from me:
- Submit your application using the following link: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/scc/study/phd/
- Make sure you add my name to your proposal so it's forwarded to me if your application is successful.
What happens next:
- If your application is successful, the department will contact me to arrange for an interview with you.
- In the interview, myself and a colleague will meet you (mostly likely online) and discuss your application, NLP knowledge and programming skills.
- If we can't make a decision on your application, we might ask you to perform a programming task of our choice.
- We'll give you a chance to ask questions about the PhD, Lancaster City and Lancaster University, as well as the School of Computing and Communications.
Best wishes and good luck