Awards

Category: Awards, General

UCLA receives $1 million for Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali postdoctoral fellowship in Iranian linguistics

Published: November 8, 2017

Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, a renowned linguist, founded Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute in 2000. A donation of $1 million from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will establish the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Linguistics in the UCLA Department of Linguistics, one of the nation’s top-ranked linguistics departments. “The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Linguistics…

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Category: Awards, Undergraduate Students

Announcing the Undergraduate Research and Travel Awards!

Published: October 11, 2017

The UCLA Linguistics Department is pleased to announce the new Undergraduate Research and Travel Awards. Starting immediately, we will be accepting applications for these awards on a rolling basis to Linguistics undergraduates who need funding for research, research travel, or conference travel. The awards are possible due to gifts to the UCLA Phonetics Lab from…

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Category: Awards, Faculty

New NSF grant

Published: September 22, 2017

Pat Keating is a co-investigator on a new 3-year NSF grant to UCLA, “Variance and invariance in voice quality: Implications for machine and human speaker identification”.  In an earlier phase of this project, Pat coordinated the recording and transcription of the UCLA Speaker Variability Database in the Phonetics Lab. Prof. Jody Kreiman, who has a…

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Category: Awards

Ben Lewis wins faculty teaching award

Published: May 30, 2017

Prof. Benjamin Lewis, lecturer in American Sign Language, has just been one of three awardees of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Non-Senate Faculty for his outstanding teaching. Prof. Lewis teaches American Sign Language 1 through 6, as well as courses in Deaf history and culture.

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Category: Awards, Faculty

Prof. Hilda Koopman wins Transdisciplinary Seed Grant

Published: May 16, 2017

Prof. Hilda Koopman is a winner of a 2017 Transdisciplinary Seed Grant, along with her collaborators Dennis Shasha (NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences) and Yizhou Sun (Computer Science, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering & Applied Science). The project is entitled “Querying and Constructing the SSWL database: Tools for Linguistic Theory” and the money will go…

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Category: Awards, Graduate Students

Margit Bowler wins Young Graduate Student Award

Published: April 25, 2017

Graduate Student Margit Bowler has just been chosen as a recipient of the very competitive Charles E. and Sue K. Young Graduate Student Awards for 2016-17. The College Deans select award recipients annually based on a review of applications and faculty recommendations. The awards recognize outstanding graduate students for exemplary academic achievement, research, and service to…

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Category: Awards, Graduate Students

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program Awardees

Published: April 22, 2016

11 of our graduate students have been awarded the Graduate Summer Research Mentorship Program (GSRM), 4 of whom are receiving the GSRM for a second time. The program supports students so that they may pursue a research project with a faculty mentor over the summer, culminating in a paper in the fall. Awardees will receive $6,000 stipend,…

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Category: Awards, Faculty, General

Keenan awarded S.-Y. Kuroda prize by Mathematics of Language

Published: June 9, 2015

Ed Keenan has recently been awarded the S.-Y. Kuroda prize by MOL (Mathematics of Language), a special interest group of the Association for Computational Linguistics.  The award is in honor of Yuki Kuroda for his proof that context sensitive languages are just those accepted by linear bounded automata). Ed will be receiving the award at…

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