[DL] Research positions (Semantic Web) at AIFB Karlsruhe

Pascal Hitzler hitzler at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de
Mon Mar 13 16:16:59 CET 2006

The Semantic Web group (Prof. Rudi Studer) at AIFB Karlsruhe offers two
research positions, to begin at the earliest possible date.

The positions concern the following topics:

[1] Automated reasoning/logic/knowledge representation (more info below)
[2] Semantic Web Services (more info below)

The Knowledge Management research group at the Institute for Applied
Informatics and Formal Description Methods (AIFB,
http://www.aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de/WBS) at the University of Karlsruhe
(TH), Germany, is an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists,
mathematicians, information technologists and industrial engineers and
one of the world's leading research groups in the area of the Semantic Web.

Applications should be sent by postal mail (no email) to Prof. Dr. Rudi
Studer, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Institute AIFB, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany


[1] Research position (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) for a Ph.D.
student or a postdoctoral researcher, on initial contract for two years,
with the possibility of extending the contract.

We are looking for an outstanding person for research in topics of
automated reasoning, its logical foundations, and knowledge
representation and reasoning, in order to join a team for developing
expressive and scalable deduction paradigms and for realising them in
software. One of the foci is the enhancement of the KAON2 OWL reasoner
(http://kaon2.semanticweb.org). Based on innovative algorithms, KAON2 is
already one of the most efficient inference engines for OWL and is being
used in large-scale EU projects and commercially in cooperation with
ontoprise GmbH.

This position requires excellent abilities in dealing with mathematical
formalisms, and also solid programming experience, if possible in an
industrial setting. We are looking forward to receiving applications
from candidates who have recently completed a very good Masters degree
in computer science or a related field and want to pursue a PhD project,
or who have recently completed a PhD degree and are interested in
research and project work in an internationally acclaimed research group.

Application deadline: April 7th, 2006. Late applications may be considered.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Dr. Pascal
Hitzler, hitzler at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de.


[2] Research position (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) for a Ph.D.
student, on initial contract for two years, with the possibility of
extending the contract.

We are looking for a person to participate in our semantic Web services
research area. Semantically-described services can enable the automated
discovery, selection, composition and invocation of services. Along with
Grid services, they are a primary foundation for service-oriented
architectures. This position requires reasonable programming experience
and some expertise with knowledge representation and planning
techniques. Familiarity with distributed computing is a definite plus.
Since this position requires interfacing with German national
institutions, good knowledge of German is required.

The position is funded by the European Union and the German Federal
Ministry for Eduation and Research (BMBF) as part of international and
national projects. As a group, we participate in research related to Web
Services, Semantic Web Reasoning, Ontology Management, Information
Integration, Semantic Web Services and Applications of Computational
Linguistics to Knowledge Modelling. We also have close connections to
industry, in particular through FZI and ontoprise GmBH.

If you have recently finished your Masters degree in computer science or
a related field with very good results, wish to pursue a PhD project
within an interdisciplinary group and are interested in team-oriented
research and project work, then we look forward to receiving your

Application deadline: March 17th, 2006. We may also consider late

If you have questions, feel free to contact Dr. Anupriya Ankolekar +49
(721) 608-8941 anupriya at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de

Dr. habil. Pascal Hitzler
Institute AIFB, University of Karlsruhe, 76128 Karlsruhe
email: hitzler at aifb.uni-karlsruhe.de    fax: +49 721 608 6580
web:   http://www.pascal-hitzler.de   phone: +49 721 608 4751

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