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Web Science Engineering doctorate position sponsored by Ordnance Survey

From: Catherine Dolbear <Catherine.Dolbear@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 09:54:48 +0100
Message-ID: <62AD2163C9CF52469A380259227B79880379A85E@OSMAIL.ordsvy.gov.uk>
To: "Linking Open Data" <public-lod@w3.org>, <semantic-web@w3c.org>, <public-owl-dev@w3c.org>

Dear colleagues,
Apologies for hijacking the list to advertise an Engineering Doctorate
position we're sponsoring at Southampton University, within the Web
Science Research Initiative. Please forward to anyone who may be
interested in this studentship.

Dr Cathy Dolbear
Senior Research Scientist, Ordnance Survey Research 


Engineering Doctorate in Web Science, sponsored by Ordnance Survey.

Applications are invited for an Engineering Doctorate sponsored by
Ordnance Survey at the Web Science Research Initiative, based at
Southampton University's School of Electronics and Computer Science.
The Web Science Research Initiative is concerned with the science of the
future use and design of the World Wide Web, particularly the semantic
web. Its goal is to both understand the growth of the Web and to create
approaches that allow new powerful and more beneficial patterns to

Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of Britain, is
investigating the use of semantic technologies to improve integration of
our data with our customers, offer more flexible customised products and
to enable our data to be discovered and linked on the semantic web. The
aim of the research is to understand how Ordnance Survey should operate
in the "web-scale" semantic environment. That is, stepping into a future
world where the semantic web is a reality, and huge volumes of
semantically-annotated and interlinked data are available on the web, to
make predictions about how we should design our semantic data models and
tools and how we should prioritise research to address the larger and
more immediately important problems confronting us in this world. The
primary research question to be answered in the project is: How can
people find, use and query our data efficiently at web-scale? 

The Engineering Doctorate at Southampton University
The EngD is a four-year doctoral research programme providing
leading-edge business and technical expertise alongside doctoral-level
research skills, thus equipping ambitious and able research engineers
with the skills needed for a senior management position in engineering
research.  The EngD crucially involves a close link with a sponsoring
company. REs spend at least half of the four years undertaking research
into real industrial problems with the sponsoring company. Taught
courses are normally undertaken during the first two years of the
programme while students are based at the University. Courses include
advanced-level engineering modules, MBA modules from the University's
School of Management, and specially-designed generic skills courses.

For further information, please see: 
To apply for this position, please email engd@soton.ac.uk


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