Here is another Ph.D. position available in DERI. Deadline is next monday, and if you’re in SemTech and have any questions, please email / tweet me to discuss it face to face.
As part of the “Social Semantic Enterprise” project, and in collaboration with Cisco Systems and the IRCSET (Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology), the Digital Enterprise Research Institute is currently seeking a Ph.D. candidate on the topic of Social Software, Enterprise data integration, information quality and privacy. This research project is part funded by Cisco Research Center in response to the collaboration RFP category.
The successful candidate will study how to integrate public data from the Social Web (Tweets, linkedIn profile, Facebook updates, etc.) in the Enterprise, while at the same time respecting privacy of employees and ensuring that only relevant and accurate data is shared in the enterprise. This integration will provide a better integration of Social Web platforms both inside and outside the workspace, leveraging both with common semantics for an integrated social knowledge management experience.
Candidates should have at least a M.Sc. degree in computer science, science or engineering with excellent results, have the pre-requisites for Ph.D. studies at NUI Galway, and must be fluent in english. The Ph.D. position covers academic fees, a generous monthly stipend and a research travel allowance for a three year period, as well as the use of DERI’s facilities for experimentations and research.
The following criteria are expected from the student:
- Interest with Semantic Web technologies (RDF(S)/OWL, SPARQL, etc.) and Linked Data
- Interest and familiarity with social software (blogs, wikis, microblogging, etc.)
- Interest in Enterprise information systems and data integration
- Interest for standardisation processes
- Good programming skills
- Good english writing skills
The successful candidate will work with Dr. Alexandre Passant in DERI, NUI Galway, within the Social Software Unit. There will be extensive opportunities for collaboration with other researchers and research units and projects in DERI and in Europe, as well as in other world-wide institutes with whom DERI collaborates, including opportunities for a long-term visit during the Ph.D. timeframe. The Digital Enterprise Research Institute, Galway (DERI) is one of the largest semantic research organization in the world. DERI’s mission is to enable networked knowledge, globally interlinking information from the Web and the physical world. DERI is based in Galway is one of the most beautiful Irish cities shaped by artistic communities, active student life, innovative industry and leading edge research. Galway is located at the beautiful west coast of Ireland within the Galway Bay, ‘between’ Europe and the U.S., making it an ideal hub for national, European and international research.
The application must be send by June 28th, 2010 to Dr. Alexandre Passant in either (X)HTML, pdf or plain text and must contain the following:
- a CV
- a one page statement explaining the candidate’s interest in and compatibility with the objectives of the position
- a list of (minimum two) referees
- additionally, publications, software and other artifacts that the student may be consider relevant – ideally as links to resources available online
- copies of M.Sc. results and transcripts
Applications that do not follow the previous format will not be considered. Requests for information should be addressed to the same person.