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JOB: Two PhD Positions on Ontology Reasoning

From: Jeff Z. Pan <jpan@csd.abdn.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 22:43:41 -0000 (GMT)
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PhD Research Assistants (3 years) on Ontology Reasoning

Applications received by January 25, 2008, are assured full

The Knowledge Technology (KT) group in the Department of Computing
Science at the University of Aberdeen is one of the key players in
the area of semantics and ontology technologies with excellent
balance between theoretical work and pragmatic applications.

The KT group offers a friendly yet stimulating environment of a
leading research group in the field of semantics and ontology; an
active collaboration with leading academic institutes and major
companies in fields like software engineering, multimedia, product
(such as aircraft engines) engineering, bioinformatics and Web
science; as well as experience of collaboration with
standardisation bodies such as the World Wide Web Consortium

The KT group is looking for two PhD research assistants (i.e.,
part-time PhD students and part-time research assistants) who are
willing to do research within one of our new projects. The goal of
the project is to improve software engineering by leveraging
ontology and reasoning technology. To reach this goal, it will
develop a seamless integration technology for ontologies into
model-driven software development (MDSD), resulting in
ontology-driven software development (ODSD). University of
Aberdeen is leading the ontology and reasoning work package in the
project. These two positions will last for three years, with
salary (of full time research assistants) ranging from 23,329 - 24,029 GBP
pa depending on qualifications and experience.

The KT group expects: (1) A strong background in Computer Science,
i.e., a good Undergraduate (at the 2-1 level or higher) or Masters
Degree in either Computing Science or a related discipline. (2)
Research interest and some expertise in at least one of the
following areas: ontology, reasoning, software engineering, query
answering, inconsistency reasoning, uncertainty reasoning, machine
learning. (3) The willingness to combine formal theoretical work
with application-oriented research. (4) Solid programming skills
as well as personal skills required to work closely with other
collaborators in the project.

For further information regarding to the research in the KT group
and the project, please contact Dr. Jeff Z. Pan
(http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~jpan/). Formal applications can be
completed online:
Please include your curriculum vitae, a list of publications (if
applicable) and digital versions of your most relevant work (such
as graduation thesis or latest publications).

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