Brown University

Graduate Fellowships

Brown University is actively recruiting graduate students for an NSF-supported Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, Research and Training (IGERT) program in "Learning and Action in the Face of Uncertainty: Cognitive, Computational and Statistical Approaches".

The use of probabilistic models and statistical methods has had a major impact on our understanding of language, vision, action, and reasoning. This training program provides students with the opportunity to integrate a detailed study of human or artificial systems for language acquisition and use, visual processing, action, and reasoning with appropriate mathematical and computational models. Students will be enrolled in one of the three participating departments (Applied Mathematics, Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, or Computer Science) and will follow an interdisciplinary program of courses in topics such as statistical estimation, cognitive processes, linguistics, and computational models. The aim of this program is to provide promising students with a mix of mathematical, computational and experimental expertise to carry out multidisciplinary collaborative research across the disciplines of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, and Cognitive Science.

Interested students should apply to the participating department closest to their area of interest and expertise, and should indicate their interest in the IGERT training program in their application. These NSF funded positions are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents. Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

For additional information about the program, application procedures, and ongoing research initiatives please visit our website at:

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Prof. Fulvio Domini
Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
Brown University,
Box 1978 Providence,
RI 02912 USA