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Neurosymbolic AI for Enhancing Personalised Summarisation of Regulatory Changes


   School of Computing

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About the Project

The School of Computing at Robert Gordon University is offering 5 exciting industry-lead PhD studentships for September 2022 (please see other listings). Successful candidates will be joining the top modern university in Scotland (GUG 2022) and a school (School of Computing) that was listed as the top modern in Scotland for Computer Science (GUG 2022).

The computing school is internationally recognised for research in AI & Reasoning, Computational Intelligence, Immersive Tech and Machine Vision. We have a thriving research environment supported by national and international funding to bring together early-career and early-stage researchers across all areas to carry out leading-edge applied computer science research with high industrial and societal impact. You will be joining a lively, friendly and supportive research and teaching community within the school.

Neurosymbolic AI for Enhancing Personalised Summarisation of Regulatory Changes - Dr David Corsar

Despite high-profile advances in use of machine learning (ML) for natural language processing (NLP), accurately summarising policy documents remains a challenging research problem. Ontologies and knowledge graphs (KG) are well established sources of domain knowledge that have been shown to improve NLP tasks such search and question answering. In this PhD project, you will investigate neurosymbolic Artificial Intelligence (AI), combining ML-based NLP and knowledge-based AI techniques to summarise regulatory updates relevant to an organisation’s operational activities. This will lay the foundations for an AI assistant that supports organisations to reduce the considerable resources currently invested in monitoring regulatory changes.

Please do not apply if you are unable to relocate to Aberdeen.

Applicants should have a very good BSc (Honours) (First or Upper Second class) degree or a Master degree (with Distinction or Merit) in a related discipline.

Applicants should have good personal and communication skills, strong professionalism and integrity, and be capable of working on their own initiative.

Enquiries can be emailed to [Email Address Removed] and will be forwarded to the lead academic if technical in nature.

Applications

Applications should be emailed to [Email Address Removed] by 31 July 2022, stating which studentship(s) you are applying for.

The application should consist of:

  • A covering letter or personal statement of interest
  • CV
  • IELTS (or equivalent) certificate
  • Two references (at least one academic or professional).

 Further information such as passport details or transcripts may be requested during the short-listing stage.

 For more information regarding the University's English language requirements please visit: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

 Please note that if response is high the application deadline may be brought forward; you are advised to apply as early as possible.


Funding Notes

Duration and Funding
The duration of projects will be up to 36 months, commencing in October 2022. The studentship covers both tuition fees - at UK or International level and a tax-free stipend (living allowance) of £15,600 per annum.
The successful candidate will be required to relocate to Aberdeen as soon as possible to study, although studies may start remotely initially; this is an essential requirement of the studentship and is not open to negotiation.
Please do not apply if you are unable to relocate to Aberdeen.

References

The application should consist of:
A covering letter or personal statement of interest
CV
IELTS (or equivalent) certificate
Two references (at least one academic or professional).
Further information such as passport details or transcripts may be requested during the short-listing stage.
For more information regarding the University's English language requirements please visit: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements
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