PhD Programme / Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

'Why are blackbox artificial neural network models so good at many natural language processing tasks? I hope that, by studying them, I can learn more about what makes natural language what it is and then use that knowledge to make computer models of language even better.'
Dieuwke Hupkes, PhD candidate at FNWI since 2015.

The ILLC PhD programme, organised by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, is a four-year programme designed to support and guide PhD candidates in their track to become highly qualified scientific researchers in the areas described by the institute's research mission. PhD candidates are given the opportunity to benefit from a rich scientific programme as well as a tailor-made transferable-skills programme.