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OPEN PhD POSITIONs: Semantic Multimedia / Video Analysis / Semantic Search at HPI Potsdam, Germany

From: Harald Sack <harald.sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 12:25:19 +0200
To: public-lod@w3.org
Message-ID: <B8437398-B392-4E03-8C92-CDA7064D44B3@hpi.uni-potsdam.de>
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.



4 OPEN Ph.D. POSITIONS at Hasso-Plattner-Institute (HPI), Potsdam  
starting on the forth 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. Preferably the  
candidate has a background in one of the following fields:
	• 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
web:   	http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/meinel/persons/sack.html

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
E-Mail: Harald.Sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de
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