John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk
johnckirk

PhD

Well, it's now about time I started sorting out plans for my PhD. Here's a draft of the email I'm planning to send to Imperial - comments welcome.

--

Dear Mrs Claxton,

I am interested in doing a PhD in Computer Science at Imperial, starting in October. I have a BSc Honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Durham, and I am now doing an MSc in Advanced Computing at Kings College London to improve my qualifications. (I enclose a copy of my CV, with more details.) So far, I have done half of my exams (in January) - my understanding is that the provisional marks should be available to you, even though they aren't available to me. I believe that I am on course to get a Distinction at the end of the year, which is what you recommended when I spoke to you two years ago.

I have been looking at the "research interests" page on your website:
http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~cjh/resdeg/interests.html
and I am wondering if you could give me some idea of which supervisors might be looking for PhD students. I am particularly interested in Artificial Intelligence, specifically Natural Language Processing. I am doing my MSc project is in this area: Anaphora Resolution.

Any help you could give me would be much appreciated.

Yours sincerely,

John Kirk
Tags: postgrad
Subscribe

  • Ghostbusters (2016)

    Tonight I went off to the BFI IMAX to watch the new Ghostbusters film. I'll get to my thoughts (with minor spoilers) below, but first a bit of…

  • Eddie the Eagle

    Tonight I went off to the cinema to watch Eddie the Eagle. This has a similar premise to Cool Runnings: both films are based on true stories, and…

  • Secret Cinema: Back to the Future

    Last year (August 2014), I went off to a Secret Cinema performance of "Back to the Future". The basic concept of Secret Cinema is immersion: they…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments