BSc Physics, University of Kent
Emotion in speech
What was it about the CDT programme that most appealed to you?
The CDT allows multidisciplinary backgrounds to enrol and gain fundamental foundational skills within the first six months of the programme.
The opportunity to work alongside very reputable industry partners and building industrial contacts throughout the PhD.
Having an enhanced RTSG budget to fund conference travel or educational needs is a big bonus.
The Personal Development Project (PDP), which is alongside the PhD, that has the potential to be very unique and innovative.
What are you enjoying the most about the programme so far?
Having the support of the cohort. As well as working with very knowledgeable and world-leading academics in the fields of NLP and Speech.
Using the various facilities and services provided by the Department of Computer Science, to be able to gain fundamental knowledge and ability, which will be essential for my PhD.
Can you describe a typical day?
The programme is quite flexible. Usually when I first arrive at the CDT work-space I check emails and correspondence etc. Then the rest of my day could be made up of a variety of activities including;
- Read research papers for book club or journal club
- Meet with academics or supervisors
- Optional module work for the semester
- Work with the rest of the cohort on group work, such as the mini-project
If you could give one piece of advice to current students or recent graduates interested in the CDT, what would it be?
Do not be afraid to contact the team if you have any queries or particular research interests you feel may be suited to the CDT.