PhD Applications

The Research Group is always interested in considering proposals for new PhD projects, and our staff are able to offer supervision in a wide variety of areas, ranging from author profiling, computational lexicography and translation studies to cyber-terrorism detection, text summarisation and sentiment analysis.

You can read about the research interests and potential supervision topics of staff in our RGCL Staff pages.

Please fill in our PhD Initial Enquiry Form, selecting 'Computational Linguistics - Natural Language Processing -  if you would like to express your interest in studying with us.

If you have a more rounded proposal and have already been in contact with an academic within RGCL, please use the PhD Online Application Form.

The next Postgraduate Open Evening is 21 March 2019

Current PhD Students

Najah Albaqawi

PhD student
Interests: Linguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, phonetics, morpho-syntax, language and dialects, language acquisition, phenomena of language contact, Gulf pidgin Arabic
Room: MC130

Hanna Bechara

PhD student
Interests: Statistical machine translation, quality estimation for machine translation, automatic post-editing
Room: MC130

Ha Bui 

PhD student
Interests: Anaphora resolution, Linguistic Semantics, Computational Linguistics, Applications of Types, Proofs, Categories theories and (functional) programming languages.
Room: MC130

Sandra Elfiky

PhD student (Part Time)
Interests: Computational Linguistics, Corpora Construction, Annotation and Automatic Terminology Processing

Mireille Makary

PhD student (Part Time)
Interests: Information retrieval
Room: MC130

Ahmed Omer

PhD student 
Interests: Computational Linguistics, Computational Stylometry, Arabic Corpus Analysis, Text Mining, Information Retrieval
Room: MC132

Alistair Plum

PhD student 
Interests: Information Extraction, Machine Translation, Sentiment Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Quantitative Linguistics
Room: MC130

Tharindu Ranasinghe

PhD student 
Interests: Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data mining and Recommender Systems
Room: MC130

Omid Rohanian

PhD student
Interests: Text Mining, Natural Language Generation, Data Analysis, Natural Language Processing
Room: MC130