[foaf-dev] PhD fellowship position in Social Software and Semantic Web at DERI, NUI Galway
Alexandre.Passant at deri.org
Wed Jun 17 02:37:54 CEST 2009
(Apologies for cross-posting)
The Unit Social Software (USS) at the Digital Enterprise Research
DERI: http://www.deri.ie/ - of the National University of Ireland,
invites applications for a 4 years fully-funded PhD fellowship position.
DERI is a leading research institute in semantic technologies that
stimulating, dynamic and multi-cultural research environment,
to research-groups worldwide and standardization bodies, close
with industrial partners and up-to-date infrastructure and resources.
The DERI Unit Social Software focuses on the convergence of Social
and the Semantic Web by developing models and tools that support and
advantage of these two trends. Achievements of DERI USS include SIOC -
Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities - and a large number of
publications and tutorials on the topic in international venues and
USS Research is performed in collaboration with other DERI units and
industrial partners. The PhD position is funded by Science Foundation
(http://sfi.ie) within the Lion2 project and offers for the successful
candidate an annual stipend, course fees and conference travel when
Applicants should have a strong interest in Social Software, Semantic
Web Science in general and hold an excellent primary degree or Masters
qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. computer science,
science, knowledge representation), with an emphasis on practical
research (e.g. industrial project experience, ontology development and
open-source software developement being distinct advantages). Selected
candidates are expected to have the willingness to combine formal
work with application-oriented research and development in projects
national and international (EU) funding agencies, as well as
open-source projects and standardization activities.
Please submit your application (including cover letter, relevant
or software implementation, full CV and contact details for two
hr.ie at deri.org by 5pm on Friday, June 26th with the subject line 'PhD
- DERI USS'. Candidates will be contacted in the first week of July and
interviews will be then conducted for successful applications.
For further information please contact Alexandre Passant
(alexandre.passant at deri.org) and John Breslin (john.breslin at deri.org).
Digital Enterprise Research Institute
National University of Ireland, Galway
:me owl:sameAs <http://apassant.net/alex> .
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