Research Assistant position on OBDA at the Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Research Assistant position at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano/Italy

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data at the Faculty of
Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB), Italy
is looking for a talented Research Assistant to work fulltime on

***  SPARQL Query Answering for Ontology Based Data Access
     and Ontology Based Data Integration ***

The position will be financed by the Large Scale Integrating Project
(IP) "Scalable End-user Access to Big Data" (Optique) [2], within the
EU 7th Framework Programme (FP7).  The position concerns the design
and implementation of techniques for optimized SPARQL query answering
over virtual RDF graphs, obtained through R2RML mappings over
relational databases.

Requirements for this position are an MSc or preferably a PhD in
Computer Science, fluency in English, and strong Java programming
skills.  Some background on SPARQL, SQL, and OWL are also required.

During this project the applicant will have the opportunity to apply
the results of their research in challenging industrial use-cases
involving reasoning on Big Data, as provided by the Optique project
and by the user base of the -ontop- [1] framework for Ontology Based
Data Access.

The position is to start in 2014 as early as possible.  The position
has an initial contract duration of 1 year, and will be extended for
up to 3 years in case of mutual agreement.  Candidates interested in
pursuing a PhD in Computer Science where they combine applied and
foundational research, may also apply for enrollment in the PhD
program of the Faculty of Computer Science at FUB, starting in Winter

The position comes with a great location, Bolzano [3,4].  The Free
University of Bozen-Bolzano is located right in the center of one of
the most beautiful cities in the Alps, and consistently ranks among
the top locations in Italy for its living standard.  The region, South
Tyrol, is among the top destinations for Hikers, Mountaineers, Rock
climbers, Skiers, etc.  And last, as one would expect from any Italian
location, food in Bolzano is great.

Interested applicants should get in contact immediately with
Prof. Diego Calvanese (,
Dr. Martin Rezk (, or
Dr. Guohui Xiao (
Please attach a detailed CV including a statement of interest, project
experience (if any) and up to 2 references (reference letters will be
requested directly from the referees).


Received on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:01:19 UTC