Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Fwd: AHRC Doctoral Studentship in Computational Musicology


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AHRC Doctoral Studentship in Computational Musicology

Award: fees and tax-free stipend at £15,726 p.a. (inc. of London weighting)
Application deadline: Tuesday 1 July 2014
Expected start date: October 2014

We invite applications for a Doctoral Studentship, funded by the Arts
and Humanities Research Council, in Computational Musicology, located
at Queen Mary University of London, under the supervision of Professor
Geraint Wiggins.

The studentship is part of the "Transforming Musicology" project,
including Goldsmiths, University of London, Queen Mary University of
London, the University of Oxford and Lancaster University. This
project, led by Prof Tim Crawford in the Computing Department of
Goldsmiths, University of London, brings together 15 researchers to
effect a Digital Transformation of the discipline of musicology.

The aim of the open studentship is to research and develop new methods
for the representation of, and inference about, music-theoretic and
perceptual aspects of music, based on, but not restricted to, past
work by Prof. Wiggins and colleagues. This will be deployed using
Semantic Web technology.

The studentship will be located in a very rich research environment,
first within the Transforming Musicology project, but also within the
Computational Creativity Lab at QMUL, and the successful candidate
will be encouraged to interact with other researchers in both of these

This studentship, funded by an AHRC Doctoral Training Account, is for
fees plus a tax-free stipend starting at £15,726 per annum. Further
details of the AHRC scheme including terms and conditions can be found


Applicants must satisfy the AHRC's UK residence requirements:


Candidates must have a first class or 2.1 undergraduate degree or
equivalent, either with a significant component of music theory, in
which case evidence of exceptionally well-developed practical
expertise in computing, including programming, will be required, or in
computer science or equivalent, in which case evidence of formal
training in music theory (e.g. to grade V or equivalent) will be
required. Candidates with relevant postgraduate qualifications will be
particularly welcome, especially if they are qualified in both music
and computer science. Other relevant qualifications and/or areas of
expertise include (but are not limited to): artificial intelligence,
informatics, formal logic and automated reasoning, musicology,
knowledge representation, deductive database theory. The successful
applicant may be required to undertake relevant undergraduate and
postgraduate interdisciplinary courses as part of the programme of

Informal enquiries can be made by email to Prof. Geraint Wiggins
(geraint.wiggins@qmul.ac.uk). Please note that Prof. Wiggins is unable
to advise, prior to interview, whether an applicant is likely to be
selected. To apply please follow the on-line process (see
http://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/) by selecting
"Electronic Engineering" in the "A-Z list of research opportunities"
and following the instructions on the right hand side of the web page.

Please note that instead of the 'Research Proposal' we request a
'Statement of Research Interests'. Your Statement of Research Interest
should answer two questions: (i) Why are you interested in the
proposed area? (ii) What is your experience in the proposed area? Your
statement should be brief: no more than 500 words or one side of A4
paper. In addition we would also like you to send a sample of your
written work, such as your final year dissertation. More details can
be found at: http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/phd/how-to-apply

Applications must be received by Tuesday 1 July 2014. Interviews are
expected to take place during July 2014.
Richard Lewis
Computing, Goldsmiths' College
t: +44 (0)20 7078 5203
@: lewisrichard
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