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[Job Posting] Open Position as PhD Researcher in Knowledge Discovery at Kiel University, Germany

From: Ansgar Scherp <mail@ansgarscherp.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:53:27 +0100
Message-ID: <1392832407.15095.67.camel@scherp-ThinkPad-X1>
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Knowledge Discovery deals with the content-driven identification and
localization of digital objects such as semi-structured data on the web
(i.e., Linked Open Data), Documents, Profiles, or Communities and
understanding the relationships among them. It involves the design of
innovative methodologies and algorithms and their application to
extensive data and document corpora of different origin and quality,
also known as Big Data.

The newly formed Knowledge Discovery Group at Kiel University in Germany
is offering a PhD position starting from April 2014. The position is
initially limited to two years with the option for extension. 

Main Tasks:The PhD student will develop in his/her research novel
methods and algorithms in the area of Knowledge Discovery. Research
topics include but are not limited to:

      * Application of semantic technologies for an improved discovery
        on structured and semi-structured data
      * Mining of semi-structured data in the web (Linked Open Data) and
        meta-data (e.g., bibliographic data)
      * Development of visual analytics tools for Knowledge Discovery

In addition, it is expected that the candidate will actively provide
support in teaching activities.

Requirements:Very good Master’s degree in computer science or related
discipline from a university. Excellent analytical skills, interests in
interdisciplinary research questions and conducting research in general.
A mathematical education or mathematical background of the applicant is
an advantage.

The university aims to increase the proportion of female PhD students in
research and teaching. Thus, qualified women are explicitly encouraged
to apply for the position. Woman with equal occupational aptitude,
skills, and professional competence will be preferred.

Kiel is Germany’s Sailing City No 1.It is the state capital of
Schleswig-Holstein and offers attractive living conditions and an
excellent environment for researchers in one of Germany’s most beautiful
landscapes. The university was founded 1665 by Christian Albert, Duke of
Holstein-Gottorp and has approx. 24,000 students today.

Please submit your complete application papers via E-Mail to:
asc@informatik.uni-kiel.de. Preference will be given to applications
submitted by March 7th, 2014. Further information about the open
position can be requested from Prof. Dr. Scherp (Email:
asc@informatik.uni-kiel.de, Phone +49 431 8814 443).

WWW: http://www.ansgarscherp.net/about/
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