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Benjamin Cowan <[log in to unmask]>
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Benjamin Cowan <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 25 May 2016 10:04:28 +0100
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*The School of Information and Communication Studies (UCD ICS) is 
offering one EU fee rate PhD scholarship under the University College 
Dublin PhD Scholarship Initiative.*

*UCD PhD Scholarship Scheme- *****Deadline 30th May 2016*****

*The Award*
Successful scholarship awardees will be offered a fee waiver at the EU 
fee rate for a period of up to four years. Applicants are also 
guaranteed up to 9 hours paid teaching per week. Further information can 
be found at
The School of Information and Communication Studies (UCD ICS)*
UCD ICS is part of the iSchool caucus and its research is highly 
interdisciplinary. Much of the work is strongly anchored in the human 
sciences, focusing on the interaction between people, information and 
society in technological and communicative contexts. It has a strong 
base in theories from across the disciplines, uses both qualitative and 
quantitative research methods and is interdisciplinary in its research 
outputs and focus.

Core areas of Research interest include:
     •    Digital Curation and Digital Heritage Interactions
     •    Communication with and through technology (e.g. speech 
interface interaction, human-machine communication)
     •    Theoretical Foundations of Information Science
     •    Information Behaviour and Information Seeking
     •    Open data and society

*About University College Dublin (UCD)*
UCD is one of Europe's leading research-intensive universities; an 
environment where undergraduate education, masters and PhD training, 
research, innovation and community engagement form a dynamic spectrum of 
activity. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; 
it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. UCD 
is also Ireland's most globally engaged university with over 30,000 
students drawn from over 120 countries, and includes 5,500 students 
based at locations outside of Ireland.

As Ireland's largest university, with its great strength and diversity 
of disciplines, UCD embraces its role to contribute to the flourishing 
of Ireland; through the study and discussion of people, society, 
business, economy, culture, languages and the creative arts, as well as 
through research and innovation.

*How to Apply*
***In the first instance, potential applicants should also approach the 
potential supervisor to discuss an application (see for further information on staff research 

Enquiries about the application process should be directed to Dr Amber 
Cushing ([log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]>).

In order to apply for the scholarships, students must submit a PhD 
application via the normal school process. All submissions received by 
this deadline will be considered for the scholarship.

Before applying, potential applicants should read the scholarship terms 
and conditions 

Too brief? Here's why
Benjamin R Cowan PhD
Co-Director of the Creative Technologies Network
School of Information & Communication Studies
University College Dublin
Twitter: @BCowanHCI
Web: <>
CTN Web: 

Recent papers:
Cowan, B.R. et al., (2016). Towards understanding how speech output 
affects navigation system credibility. CHI'16 EA. [pdf] 

Cowan, B.R. & Branigan, H. P. (2015). Does voice anthropomorphism affect 
lexical alignment in speech-based human-computer dialogue? INTERSPEECH 
2015, Dresden, Germany. [pdf] 

Cowan, B.R. et al., (2015). Voice anthropomorphism, interlocutor 
modelling and alignment effects on syntactic choices in human-computer 
dialogue. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.[pdf] 

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