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


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:
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
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