Research course (will run subject to approval)

Human-Machine Communication

Institution
University of Groningen · University of Groningen
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence, Psychology or a relevant degree including the following subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Science, Statistics and Research methods, practical skills in Programming.

Months of entry

November, September, February

Course content

How can we model human task performance? How do our brains combine visual and auditory information? What is the ideal interface for a tired air traffic controller?

The Master's degree programme in Human-Machine Communication (HMC) focuses on Cognitive Science and its applications. HMC provides you with insights into human cognition and teaches you to use this knowledge in applied settings, such as tutoring systems, speech technology and human-computer interaction. For example, by leveraging knowledge of human cognition, you can improve the communication between humans and complex computer systems, use language and speech technology, or develop simulation models of users.

Two questions form the basis for this programme:

* How does human cognition work?

* How can we use this knowledge in applied settings?

To answer these questions, you have to know how humans perform specific tasks and how this performance limits and affects task performance. How do humans acquire new skills and how do they learn to adapt to a new task? In addition, it is important to think about how humans communicate and apply this to human-machine communication. While language is the most natural way of human communication, this might not always be the best to communicate with a machine.

Information for international students

Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.

Fees and funding

International students
EU €2,006

Check our Grantfinder for funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
sciencemasters@rug.nl