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Post doc position in Semantic Web research

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 13:52:42 -0500
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Semantic Web Research
Advisor: Prof. J. Hendler, University of Maryland

A post-doctoral research position is available with the Maryland 
Information and Network Dynamics (MIND) laboratory at the University 
of Maryland College Park (UMCP).  The position focuses on Semantic 
Web Research, with a preferred interest in ontologies, logic and 
theorem proving, or the use of rules on the web.  Position 
responsibilities include working with a research group comprised of 
both graduate and undergraduate researchers.  The Postdoc would be 
expected to interact with students doing both cutting edge research 
and developing state-of-the-art implementations and demonstrations. 
Expectations are for the postdoc to spend some of their time 
publishing and otherwise promoting both their own work and that done 
with the group, as well as programming and/or providing guidance to 

The University of Maryland MIND laboratory intends to remain one of 
the top semantic web research groups in the world, building on our 
previous work in the development of the SHOE language (the first 
semantic web ontology language), the PARKA-DB backend for knowledge 
representation languages, and a number of semantic-web interface 
tools released to the web development community.  Our work continues 
with leadership in the web ontology area, exploration of markup tools 
and visualization techniques for semantic web documents, and new work 
in the use of semantic web languages in support of scientific 
research.   The group's advisor, Jim Hendler, was the originator of 
the DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML) initiative, was an author of 
the Scientific American article "The Semantic Web" (w/Tim Berners-Lee 
and Ora Lassila), and currently cochairs the W3C Web Ontology Working 

The idea candidate should have familiarity with:
  i. The RDF language
  ii. DAML+OIL and/or SHOE
  iii. Web architecture and/or web-based programming
  iv. XML, web services and other current "hot" web topics
  iv. Semantic Web research

The position requires a PhD in Computer Science or a related field, 
although candidates who are "All but Dissertation" will be 
considered.  The position is expected to be a 2-3 year appointment.

Interested Candidates should contact
  Professor James Hendler
  Dept of Computer Science
  Univ of Maryland
  College Park, MD 20742
  (or contact jhendler on IRC server irc.openprojects.net port 6667 
channel #rdfig)

Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
Director, Semantic Web and Agent Technologies	  301-405-2696
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
AV Williams Building, Univ of Maryland		  College Park, MD 20742
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