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PhD Position in Semantic Web/Semantic Multimedia Retrieval Project at HPI Potsdam (Germany)

From: Harald Sack <harald.sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:57:18 +0200
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Job Offer: PhD Position at Hasso-Plattner-Institute Potsdam in Germany

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://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, and sounds) 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://projekt-mediaglobe.de/ (in German language).
For more information about our research group ,Semantic Technologies‘, c.f. http://www.hpi.uni-potsdam.de/meinel/forschung/future_internet/semantic_technologies.html .

Main research areas:
 • audiovisual retrieval and analysis
 • knowledge representations
 • semantic web technologies
 • semantic search
 • innovative web development
 • user interface design for audiovisual content

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

Technical Details:
 • MEDIAGLOBE project end: 06/2012, further funding via follow-up projects
 • Salary according to German TV-L 13

Please send your application in PDF format indicating in the subject ,Application for PhD position‘ 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/forschung/future_internet/semantic_technologies.html

Dr. Harald Sack
Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam
Amtsgericht Potsdam, HRB 12184
Geschäftsführung: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel
Tel.: +49 (0)331-5509-527
Fax: +49 (0)331-5509-325
E-Mail: Harald.Sack@hpi.uni-potsdam.de
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