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OPEN PhD Positions in Semantic Web Research Project at Hasso-Plattner-Institute, Potsdam (Germany)

From: Harald Sack <harald.sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:20:53 +0100
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Apologies for any cross postings

we still have another two open PhD positions here at HPI, Potsdam.
If somebody feels like moving to beautiful Potsdam (HPI is located
right at the city boundary of Berlin) to work in a semantic multimedia
retrieval project, where we will definitely do some Linked Data
research, please let me know.

Best regards,


OPEN Ph.D. POSITIONS at Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), Potsdam
starting on the fourth quarter of 2009

Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI) is a privately financed institute
affiliated with the University of Potsdam, Germany. The Institute's
founder and benefactor Professor Hasso Plattner, who is also co-
founder and chairman of the supervisory board of SAP AG, has created
an opportunity for students to experience a unique education in IT
systems engineering in a professional research environment with a
strong practice orientation.
(for more information on HPI, c.f. http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/ )

Project Description:
MEDIAGLOBE is part of the THESEUS research program initiated by the
German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology (BMWi), with the
goal of developing a new Internet-based infrastructure in order to
better use and utilize the knowledge available on the Internet. The
focus of the research program is on semantic technologies, which
determine contents (words, images, sounds, and videos) not through
conventional methods (e.g., combinations of letters) but which are
able to recognize and place the meaning of a content in its proper
context. MEDIAGLOBE deals with digitalization, analysis, and semantic
retrieval of historical, documentary audiovisual content.
(for more information on MEDIAGLOBE, c.f.
http://theseus-programm.de/theseus-mittelstand-2009/  )

The ideal candidate holds a MS degree in Computer Science or related
field and is able to consider both theoretical and practical/
implementation aspects in her/his work. Fluent english communication
and programming skills are fundamental requirements. Since we are
working on a multimedia repository with resources in German language,
German language skills are welcome!
Preferably the candidate has a background in one of the following  
	• semantic web technologies
	• knowledge representations and ontology engineering
	• audiovisual retrieval and analysis
	• semantic search
	• innovative web development
	• user interface design for audiovisual content

The position starts as soon as possible and is full-time (40h/week)
for the duration of the project until Oct 2011.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. The successful candidate will tightly work
with international partners and has the possibility to pursue PhD work
within the scope of the project.

How to apply:
Excellent candidates are invited to apply with:
	• Curriculum vitae and copies of degree certificates/transcripts,
	• Writing samples/copies of relevant scientific papers (e.g. thesis,  
	• Letters of recommendation.

Please send your application in PDF format indicating in the subject
'Application for PhD position‘ via email or via traditional mail to
the following contact.

Contact and application:
Harald Sack
Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH
Universität Potsdam
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam, Germany

phone: +49 (0)331-5509-527
fax: 	+49 (0)331-5509-325
email: harald.sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de


Dr. Harald Sack
Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH
Universität Potsdam
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam
Tel.: +49 (0)331-5509-527
Fax: +49 (0)331-5509-325
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