Boletín de febrero de 2008
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Becas para estudiantes patrocinadas por MSR

Open PhD positions sponsored by MSR

Microsoft Research Cambridge and UK Research Councils (BBSRC<> and EPSRC<>) have offered sponsorships to a number of universities in the United Kingdom for students from India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and the developing world to come and study for a PhD in top rated universities in the United Kingdom.

This information goes to any top student considering doing a PhD or to faculty who might know interested students in the eligible countries (please
see list of projects and eligible countries at the end of this email). This is an outstanding opportunity for students who not only will be able to get
a research degree from a leading British university but also work with researchers from Microsoft.

The sponsorship is offered through the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards<> Programme launched by Tony Blair in
2003 and the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship<> Programme. The students will therefore benefit from all the advantages offered by both programmes including invitation to a Summer School at Microsoft Research in Cambridge and provision of a laptop with Microsoft software.

List of eligible countries (Part I of

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic,
Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, FYR Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Oman, Pakistan, Palau Islands, Palestinian Administered Areas, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St Helena, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Research projects:

University College London - EPSRC-Microsoft award
Supervisor: Jun Wang<>
Research project: unified relevance models for information retrieval
To apply:

University College London - EPSRC-Microsoft award
Supervisor: Ingemar Cox
Research project: understanding resource-constrained information retrieval
To apply:

University of Lancaster - EPSRC-Microsoft
Supervisor: Mike Hazas<>
Research project: embedded broadband ultrasonic positioning for mobile
computing and sensor networks
Not yet advertised - in the meantime, email student CV to
University of Manchester - BBSRC-Microsoft
Supervisor: Lee
Research project: using computational biology to bring predatory dinosaurs
back to life
Not yet advertised - in the meantime, email student CV to
University of Oxford - BBSRC-Microsoft award
Supervisor: Andrew
Research project: stochastic models of the yeast cell cycle
Not yet advertised - in the meantime, email student CV to

Imperial College London - BBSRC-Microsoft
Supervisor: Radhika
Research project: modelling integrated signalling networks in stomatal guard
Not yet advertised - in the meantime, email student CV to