We are hiring!
Open PositionsAs of February 2017, we are inviting applications for a Postdoc and a PhD student position in the DBWeb Team in the Computer Science Department of the Télécom ParisTech University in Paris to work with Fabian Suchanek on knowledge bases .
About usTélécom ParisTech is an engineering school in Paris. These schools are the more competitive variant of universities in the public education system of France, with student admission ratios of around 5%-10% (see Wikipedia). The school was founded in 1878, and prides itself to have invented the word "telecommunication". The school is located right in the center of Paris, the capital of France.
Our team is the DBWeb Team, and we do research in Big Data, Knowledge Bases (KBs), Social Web, Web Data, and Cognition. In particular, we co-develop the YAGO knowledge base, one of the largest knowledge bases on the Semantic Web.
About the positionsThe offered positions are under the supervision of Fabian Suchanek. The larger research topic is “schema mining”, i.e., the automated discovery of schema information in knowledge bases. It will revolve somehow around mining rules on knowledge bases (see AMIE). Some of the possible directions are:
- optimizing rule mining
- automatically mining a schema for KBs
- making a KB self-learning
- numerical rule mining
- detecting completeness of KBs
The PhD position is a 3 year position at a standard salary (around 1500 EUR/month). The postdoc position is a full-time position for 1 year (around 2000 EUR net per month), extendible by 1 year. The positions are not bound to an industry grant: There are no deliverables to write, and no software to deliver. The candidates will be able to devote their entire time to research. It is possible to do teaching, though, if the candidate so desires.
ApplyingWe expect many candidates (we had 70 last time), so please apply as stated here. Please upload
- your CV named firstname-lastname-CV.pdf. Make sure it contains your email address!
- your motivation letter named firstname-lastname-motivation.pdf.
- for PhD candidates: your transcript of records (grades) named firstname-lastname-grades.pdf.
The small print: This is to be understood a call for expression of interest, not a legally binding offer.