Communication via language and other modalities is a fundamental component of human activity. It is therefore not at all surprising that the technologies originated from the scientific study of these activities are having a major impact on modern society. It is sufficient to think about the role played by Google in everyday life, or the crucial importance of interface design in the success of technologies such as the iPhone.
The Language and Multimodal Interaction track provides students with the interdisciplinary training necessary to operate in this area, whether in an academic environment or in an industrial setting.
The two-year Master's course combines a solid foundation in scientific and cognitive methods - modules in mathematics, language science, neuroscience, and psychology, including an introduction to advanced methods such as eye tracking, EEG, and fMRI - with an extensive training in computational methods for the statistical analysis of large amounts of language and perceptual data, and in interface design. Theoretical knowledge will be supplemented by the experience acquired in substantial practical projects carried out in research and industry labs. For the second year an extensive internship and a research project leading to the Master's dissertation are scheduled.
Please check the contents of the courses at the webpage of the master's course.