[DL] CI/KR postdoc position at VU (Vrije Universiteit) Amsterdam

Frank van Harmelen Frank.van.Harmelen at cs.vu.nl
Thu May 24 16:05:13 CEST 2007

PostDoc Researcher Computational Intelligence and Knowledge Representation f/m
Full-time appointment for 3 years.


The section Artificial Intelligence  of the VU University Amsterdam,
has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher,
collaborating with profs. Frank van Harmelen and Guszti Eiben.

What we have to offer:
- an exciting research project in a top AI Department
   (all professors ranked in the CiteSeer top10K index)
- living in one of the best cities in the world
   (ranked nr. 13 worldwide in the Mercer Quality of Living Survey 2007)

What we ask from you:
- a Ph.D. in Computational Intelligence or Knowledge Representation
- an interest in applying one to the other
- a strong publication record
- the desire to work in a team of highly motivated colleagues

Read the description below,
look at <http://www.few.vu.nl/soks>
and react before June 17.


Vacancynumber 1.2007.00151

The SOKS project (Self-Organising Knowledge Systems) combines two
different main streams in Artificial Intelligence research:
Computational Intelligence and Knowledge Representation.

Scientifically it amounts to applying bottom-up Computational
Intelligence techniques to solve the problem of creating shared
ontologies through emergence and self-organization.

One of the main challenges of this project is to build a bridge between
the Knowledge Representation and Computational Intelligence research
communities which, until now have lived almost entirely separate
lives. Separate conferences, separate journals, separate methodologies,
separate deployment areas. Recently there is an increasing awareness
that principles from self- organizing systems must be brought to bear on
KR systems.


The candidate must have (or be about to have) a PhD in a relevant field
of Artificial Intelligence or related fields of Computer
Science. Scientific experience proven by international peer-reviewed
publications is required. Previous experience with Computational
Intelligence or Knowledge Representation would be considered as an
advantage. The ability to collaborate in a team is essential for this


The research will be carried out within the Computational Intelligence
Group and the Knowledge Representation Group which both are part of the
Artificial Intelligence Department at the Faculty of Sciences of the VU
University Amsterdam (see <http://www.cs.vu.nl/ai/kr/> and


Salary depending on education and experience of the candidates, starting
at EUR 2.850,- gross per month (salary scale 10). The full-time
position starts September 2007. The position is funded for 3 years, with
possible extension of one year. You can find more information about our
fringe benefits of employment at www.vu.nl/vacatures.

Information and application

For more information on the SOKS project,
visit <http://www.few.vu.nl/soks>
or contact Prof.Dr.  Frank van Harmelen,
   e-mail: Frank.van.Harmelen at cs.vu.nl, tel + 31 (0)20 59 87731,
or Prof.Dr.  Guszti Eiben, e-mail: gusz at cs.vu.nl, tel + 31 (0)20 59 87758.

Please send your application to Prof.Dr. Frank van Harmelen by e-mail
before June 17th 2007.

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