As an ADAPT funded PhD researcher you will have access to a network of 85 global experts and over 250 staff as well as a wide multi-disciplinary ecosystem across 8 leading Irish universities. We can influence and inform your work, share our networks and collaborate with you to increase your impact, and accelerate your career opportunities. Specifically we offer:
The successful applicant will be supervised by, and work closely with, Prof Anya Belz, Science Lead in the Digital Content Transformation Strand in ADAPT, and will be embedded in an expanding group of researchers working on language generation methods that are (1) high quality, (2) semantically controllable, (3) resource efficient, (4) explainable, (5) non-biased, and (6) informatively evaluated.
This studentship is in the area of language generation. A range of different topics are possible, but proposals are expected to involve auto-regressive, non-auto-regressive, RL or hybrid approaches to NLG, and to align with one of the above 6 goals.
Applicants are advised to contact Prof Belz (email@example.com) to discuss possible research topics prior to writing the outline research proposal that is required as part of submitting their application (see below).
On completion of the PhD program the candidate
Training & Development
Advanced training, in the form of accredited modules, known as ‘Graduate Training Elements’ or GTEs, are an important aspect of DCU’s graduate research experience. Information on graduate training at DCU is available here: https://www.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/training.shtml. The successful student will be expected to undertake and pass a minimum of 20 credits of taught modules for the duration of their studies.
As part of the studentship you will also undertake the following training opportunities:
Each application should only consist of:
ADAPT is committed to achieving better diversity and gender representation at all levels of the organisation, across leadership, academic, operations, research staff and studentship levels. ADAPT is committed to the continued development of employment policies, procedures and practices that promote gender equality. On that basis we encourage and welcome talented people from all backgrounds to join ADAPT.