3 PhD scholarships "Web Science": Programming and querying linked data & Social computation

Web Science is a novel discipline at the intersection of several 
sciences targeting a better understanding of the Web and its users and 
aiming at the development of new technologies in and for the Web. At the 
Institute for Web Science & Technologies – WeST we announce the opening 
of 3 Ph.D. scholarships in "Web Science".

Ph.D. students will have an outstanding master's degree in computer 
science or another discipline relevant for Web Science. We expect 
eagerness to participate in team work, outstanding analytical 
competence, strong interest in interdisciplinary research and excellent 
programming skills. The duration of the scholarships is for two years 
with an extension being possible for a third year. Ph.D. students will 
have a broad choice in selecting their Ph.D. topic from the wide field 
of Web Science.

Topics high on our research agenda include

+ Programming with linked data: This is a joint project with the 
excellent research department of a large corporation exploiting 
knowledge about functional programming and the programming environment 
F# (http://research.microsoft.com/fsharp)

+ Indexing and querying linked data: This is research work continuing 
our award-winning Linked Data environment SchemEx 

+ Social computation: This is research work exploiting our previous work 
on preference aggregation and provenance.

We offer a creative, active, internationally renowned research group, 
support for publication at international conferences, support in 
pursuing one’s Ph.D., a new, technically excellent campus, as well as 
one of the most scenic places in Germany in close vicinity to major 
German hubs, such as Frankfurt and Cologne.

Universität Koblenz-Landau is an equal-opportunity employer.

Please find further details about the institute at 
http://west.uni-koblenz.de or get in touch with Dr. Matthias Thimm (Tel: 
0261/2872715) or Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab (Tel: 0261/2872761). The 
official announcement is available in German at 

Please submit your application preferably before 28.01.2013 via

Received on Monday, 3 December 2012 08:12:05 UTC