About PhD education in Sweden and at our department
This information is intended to provide essential information about the application procedure and the organization of our PhD program to non-Swedish applicants. For this reason the information is given only in English. The corresponding information in Swedish is available elsewhere.
A PhD position is formally a fixed-term (salaried) employment. This means that all PhD positions are announced and applied for in the same way as other employments at the university. There is no other way of entering into the PhD program. Announcements will be posted on the university's job portal and appropriate email lists.
PhD studies are four years full-time. Additionally, a PhD candidate is allowed to do additional non-PhD work in the department (earning the same salary as for the PhD work), such as teaching, project work, or administrative duties, for a maximum of 20 per cent of full-time, which gives a maximal employment time of five years. In addition to this, the employment can be extended because of (officially registered) sick leave or parental leave.
The PhD program consists of coursework and thesis research and writing. The coursework adds up to 60 HEC, with only one compulsory course (Teaching and learning in higher education 1, 5 HEC).
Thesis advisors and PhD candidates in Natural language processing
This information about available thesis advisors and current PhD candidates is provided in case you would like to direct enquiries to the individuals active in our research group. There is no requirement that you contact a thesis advisor in advance, and it will in no way influence the evaluation of your proposal whether you do or not.
Available thesis advisors in Språkbanken:
- Yvonne Adesam <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/yvonne>
- Aleksandrs Berdicevskis <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/sasha>
- Lars Borin <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/lars>
- Gerlof Bouma <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/gerlof>
- Dana Dannélls <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/dana>
- Markus Forsberg <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/markus>
- Dimitrios Kokkinakis <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/dimitrios>
- Peter Ljunglöf <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/peter>
- Nina Tahmasebi <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/nina>
- Shafqat Mumtaz Virk <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/shafqat-virk>
- Elena Volodina <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/elena>
- Niklas Zechner <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/niklas>
At present, the following PhD candidates are enrolled in our PhD program:
- Stian Rødven Eide <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/stian>
- Anna Lindahl <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staffl/annalindahl>
- Felix Morger <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/en/about/staff/felixmorger>
- Ricardo Muñoz Sánchez <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/om/personal/ricardo>
- Arianna Masciolini <https://spraakbanken.gu.se/om/personal/arianna>
Some past PhD students:
- 2016-2021: David Alfter. Exploring natural language processing for single-word and multi-word lexical complexity from a second language learner perspective [https://gupea.ub.gu.se/handle/2077/66861]
- 2014-2019: Luis Nieto Piña. Splitting rocks: Learning word sense representations from corpora and lexica
- 2013-2018: Ildikó Pilán. Automatic proficiency level prediction for Intelligent Computer-Assisted Language Learning
- 2010-2015: Taraka Rama. Studies in computational historical linguistics: Models and analyses
- 2010-2015: Judy Ribeck. Steg för steg. Naturvetenskapligt ämnesspråk som räknas
- 2010-2014: Ann-Marie Eklund. The Game of Health Search
- 2008-2013: Dana Dannélls Multilingual text generation from structured formal representations
- 2008-2013: Katarina Heimann Mühlenbock. I see what you mean
- 2005-2010: Friberg Heppin Karin. Resolving power of search keys in MedEval, a Swedish medical test collection with user groups: doctors and patients
Program descriptions and requirements
Program description and formal requirements for the PhD program in Natural Language Processing:
For inquiries about the PhD program and the assessment procedure, please contact <sb-phd-info(at)svenska°gu°se> (dots and at-sign to be inserted where appropriate).