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Open Positions in Semantic Web @ Ghent University

From: Erik Mannens <erik.mannens@ugent.be>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:44:37 +0100
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Cc: Rik Van de Walle <rik.vandewalle@ugent.be>, Ellen Lammens <ellen.lammens@ugent.be>, Peter Lambert <peter.lambert@ugent.be>
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Multimedia Lab searches

Job description
        You will participate in application-driven research projects (funded by the European Union, national funding agencies, and/or industrial partners).
        You will develop new concepts and applications in the field of expertise of the research group Multimedia Lab.
        You are a dynamic person.
        You have a Master degree, preferably in Computer Science, Informatics, Electronics, or Mathematics.
        You are interested in multimedia applications and you are willing to participate in application-driven research projects in this field.
        You have a focused research interest and expertise in at least one of the following areas: knowledge representation, ontology engineering, semantic technologies, reasoning, linked data, adaptive media streaming, media adaptation decision taking, media formats and protocols.
        You have in-depth knowledge of at least one of the following computer or Web technologies: C++, C#, Java, PHP, Web services, Javascript, HTML5, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, RIF.
        You are able to work independently and accurately.
        You have good communication skills, written as well as oral.
        You have a very good knowledge of the English language (written and oral).
        Occasionally, you are willing to work during weekends of evenings.
        A young, dynamic and stimulating work environment.
        A contract as full time scientific employee at Ghent University.
        Start date: as soon as possible.
        End date: 31/12/2011, the contract being yearly renewable.
        The salary depends on your (scientific) working experience; the initial salary is min.  35,400.00 and max.  72,000.00 per year.
        Contacts and collaboration with leading national and international research groups and companies.
        Possibility to present research results at important international conferences.
        Extralegal advantages: free public transport; biking fee for work traffic, use of sport facilities and entrance in student restaurants of Ghent University.

Contact person MMLab
Rik Van de Walle, PhD
(Senior Full Professor)
t: +32 9 331 49 14
e: rik.vandewalle@ugent.be
Application and evaluation
Please send your application file before February 28, 2011 to
Rik Van de Walle, PhD
Ghent University - IBBT
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Department of Electronics and Information Systems
Multimedia Lab
Gaston Crommenlaan 8 bus 201, B-9050 Ledeberg-Ghent, Belgium
The application file must contain:
        an application letter;
        your curriculum vitae;
        a short motivation (max. one page in which you state why you are applying for the job position.
Multimedia Lab (MMLab, multimedialab.elis.ugent.be) is a research group within Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Electronics and Information Systems (ELIS, www.elis.ugent.be).

MMLab was founded in 2001. This lab has a wide range of activities, including fundamental/basic research, applied research, and contract-based research with industrial partners. Besides, MMLab is doing scientific consultancy for both industrial and governmental partners and is one of the founding research groups of IBBT.

The main research topics that are dealt with by MMLab can be summarized as follows:

       Video coding and compression

       Image/video processing and analysis

       Multimedia content adaptation

       Metadata and Semantic Web technology

       Gaming technology

       Standardization in the domain of Web-based multimedia applications and systems

The activities of MMLab in basic/fundamental research (e.g., development of new algorithms for multimedia coding/adaptation) are at the basis of other, rather application-driven, research activities (e.g., exploitation of metadata within video on the Web scenarios).

More detailed information about the activities of MMLab can be found via http://multimedialab.elis.ugent.be.

MMLab currently counts 8 staff members and about 25 researchers.
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