CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDY IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING AT UIUC

LSP is a multidisciplinary program for doctoral students with an interest in speech and language processing technology. It is open to students who are pursuing a Ph.D. in the Departments of Linguistics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. By participating in the program, students would earn a Certificate of Advanced Study in Language and Speech Processing, in addition to the Ph.D. that they will earn in their home department. Under the program, students will take courses from a specified list, and work with a program-affiliated faculty member; faculty members affiliated with the program have appointments in one or more of the following departments: Linguistics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Library and Information Sciences.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the Ph.D. degree in their home departments, students in the LSP program must fulfill the following four requirements:

  1. Any student without comparable background must take LING 400 (Introduction to Linguistic Structure).
  2. Every student must take two of the courses from the following list:
  • LING406 Introduction to Computational Linguistics
  • LING506 Topics in Computational Linguistics
  • CS 410 / LIS 410 Introduction to Text Information Systems
  • CS546 Machine Learning In Natural Language Processing
  • CS 498JH Special Topics – Introduction to Natural Language Processing
  • CS 598JH Special Topics - Advanced Natural Language Processing
  • ECE498RS Special Topics in ECE: Speech Technology
  • ECE537 Fundamentals of Speech Processing and Recognition
  • ECE 594 / LING 594 Mathematical Models of Language
  • LIS 456 Information Storage and Retrieval
  1. Every student must take at least three, but preferably four courses from the following list. No more than two of these may be courses offered by the same department:
  • LING401 Intro to General Phonetics
  • LING402 Tools and Techniques for Speech and Language Processing
  • LING406 Introduction to Computational Linguistics
  • LING501 Syntax I
  • LING502 Phonology I
  • LING506 Topics in Computational Linguistics
  • LING507 Formal Semantics I
  • LING520 Acoustic Phonetics
  • CS273 Introduction to Theory of Computation
  • CS446 Machine Learning
  • CS448 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
  • CS473 Combinatorial Algorithms
  • CS475 Automata, Formal Languages, and Computational Complexity
  • CS 410 / LIS 410 Introduction to Text Information Systems
  • CS546 Machine Learning in NLP
  • CS546 Machine Learning In Natural Language Processing
  • CS 498JH Special Topics – Introduction to Natural Language Processing
  • ECE210 Analog Signal Processing
  • ECE410 Digital Signal Processing
  • ECE413 Probability and Statistics (or MATH 461)
  • ECE498RS Special Topics in ECE: Speech Technology
  • LIS 590 Self Organizing Information Systems
  • ECE537 Fundamentals of Speech Processing and Recognition
  • ECE598AL The Speech Chain
  • ECE594 / LING594 Mathematical Models of Language
  • ECE593 Information Theory
  • ECE598NA Pattern Recognition
  • LIS556 Implement Information Storage and Retrieval
  1. Students must complete a Ph.D. dissertation in their home
    department. The topic of the dissertation must be approved by a
    faculty member affiliated with the LSP program, and that faculty
    member must be on the thesis committee.

ADMISSION

LSP is not a Ph.D. program, so students in the LSP program must first
be admitted to the Ph.D. program in one of the departments listed
above. Students may then indicate their interest in the LSP program by
contacting the LSP Program Chair.

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid is handled through individual departments, not through
the LSP program.

AFFILIATED FACULTY

  • Jont Allen, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  • Jennifer Cole, Linguistics/Computer Science,
  • Roxana Girju, Linguistics/Computer Science,
  • Mark Hasegawa-Johnson, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  • Julia Hockenmaier, Computer Science/Linguistics,
  • Les Gasser, Library and Information Science,
  • Stephen Levinson, Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  • Dan Roth, Computer Science/Linguistics,
  • Chilin Shih, East Asian Languages and Cultures/Linguistics,
  • ChengXiang Zhai, Computer Science,

WEB PAGE

http://lsp.linguistics.illinois.edu

INQUIRIES

Inquires about the LSP Certificate can be directed to the LSP Program Chair:

Roxana Girju
Certificate in Language and Speech Processing Chair
4080 Foreign Languages Building
707 South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
E-mail: