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Benjamin Cowan <[log in to unmask]>
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**The School of Information and Communication Studies (UCD ICS) *is 
pleased to announce a number of 2017 *iSchool PhD Scholarships

**The iSchool scholarship gives successful applicants tuition remission 
at the EU rate, renewable for up to 3 years and a €10,000 stipend per 
year, renewable for 3 years. Non-EU students may be offered the 
scholarship at EU rate and apply the stipend to make of the difference 
between the EU and the Non-EU tuition rate. Student levy is not included.

*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 include:

  * Human Computer Interaction (In particular Interaction Science,
    Speech Interfaces/Language Technologies)
  * Theoretical Foundations of Information Science
  * People, Information, and Communication
  * Digital Curation and Digital Heritage
  * Data and Society, Data Repositories and Critical Data Studies
  * Data Journalism

*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 

Any applicant that submits an application to the full time PhD programme 
(code W139) on the UCD Online Applications system 
<> by *May 15th 2017*, 
will be considered for the iSchool PhD Scholarship.

Applications must be submitted by *May 15th 2017*.

*General Terms and Conditions 2017-18 (pdf) 
<> for iSchool PhD 


Benjamin R Cowan PhD
Co-Director of the Creative Technologies Network
School of Information & Communication Studies
University College Dublin
Twitter: @BCowanHCI
CTN Web:

NB- I do not check my email at weekends or much in the evening.
If anything is urgent please phone.
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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