Doctoral Program in Language Technologies

Language is one of the most commonplace facets of our everyday lives, but managing and allowing these complex systems to interact is no easy task. Focusing primarily on machine translation, speech processing, and information retrieval, Carnegie Mellon’s Language Technologies Institute has partnered with the Instituto Superior Técnico at the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa to offer a dual Ph.D degree in Language and Information Technologies.

A branch of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science, the LTI has been a world leader in the areas of speech processing, language processing, information retrieval, machine translation, machine learning and bio-informatics since its inception 20 years ago.

Students jointly enrolled in the LTI Ph.D program spend their first two years at Carnegie Mellon taking classes in linguistics, computer science, statistical learning and task orientation. After completing the majority of their academic requirements, students then return to Portugal for the next three years to conduct extensive research, ultimately leading to a dissertation topic that will be publicly defended. One adviser from each institution co-supervises their student’s progress and helps to define their final thesis topic.

Eligible students will receive tuition scholarships and a living stipend.

To apply to this program, click to the LTI’s online application