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NWO has granted 2 PhD positions within the MOZAIEK competition

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) awards Reut Tsarfati and Loredana Afanasiev with a grant for a 4 year Ph.D position within the MOZAIEK competition. The mozaiek programme is designed to attract more ethnic minority graduates into academic research.

The MOZAIEK competition is an NWO initiative targeting students with a foreign background. In the first round, 40 short proposals were selected from among 194 that were submitted from all disciplines of science at universities in the Netherlands. In a series of workshops organized by NWO, the 40 pre-selected proposals were worked out into full proposals. Finally, the NWO Mozaiek committee selected 21 candidates for a grant.

Reut's proposal, jointly with Khalil Sima'an (mentor), concerns probabilistic models for morphological and syntactic processing of Modern Hebrew Texts. The Ph.D. project will be conducted under the supervision of Remko Scha (promotor) and Khalil Sima'an (co-promotor), and in cooperation with Yoad Winter (Technion, Haifa, Israel).

Loredana Afanasiev will work at the ILPS with Maarten de Rijke on the project 'Model checking based algorithms for efficient query evaluation on XML documents'. .

You may congratulate them at the party after the boat trip in the cantina (Euclides Building) on Thursday September 2, 18.00.

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