There is an exciting opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills in speech and language processing, deep learning and participatory design. Students will apply the theory to complex problems in language maintenance and revitalisation by conducting fieldwork, developing software and running experiments. We are investigating new ways of evaluating the impact of technology on wellbeing and connectedness in highly multilingual societies in Darwin, West Arnhem, East Kimberley, and further afield.
Sample project topics include:
- natural language processing for polysynthetic languages;
- participatory design in indigenous communities;
- gamification for language maintenance;
- remote sensing of language vitality;
- supporting and measuring linguistic vitality in schools;
- capturing and analysing talk about rock art;
- documenting traditions in food preparation; and
- developing motivators for bilingualism in the home.
For information about the application process, please visit hdr.cdu.edu.au.
To discuss project topics please email Steven Bird with the following information:
- details of previous research experience;
- how your future research interests align with ours; and
- a curriculum vitae and transcript of your university results.