[DL] JOB: PostDoc Position on Ontology Reasoning

Jeff Z. Pan jpan at csd.abdn.ac.uk
Sat Dec 22 22:18:03 CET 2007

PostDoctoral Research Fellow (3 years) on Ontology Reasoning

Applications received by January 25, 2008, are assured full

The Knowledge Technology (KT) group in the Department of Computing
Science at the University of Aberdeen is one of the key players in
the area of semantics and ontology technologies with excellent
balance between theoretical work and pragmatic applications.

The KT group offers a friendly yet stimulating environment of a
leading research group in the field of semantics and ontology; an
active collaboration with leading academic institutes and major
companies in fields like software engineering, multimedia, product
(such as aircraft engines) engineering, bioinformatics and Web
science; as well as experience of collaboration with
standardisation bodies such as the World Wide Web Consortium

The KT group is looking for a PostDoc researcher who is willing to
continue their existing field of research within one of our new
projects. The goal of the project is to improve software
engineering by leveraging ontology and reasoning technology. To
reach this goal, it will develop a seamless integration technology
for ontologies into model-driven software development (MDSD),
resulting in ontology-driven software development (ODSD). The
PostDoc researcher is expected to lead the ontology and reasoning
work package in the project. The project will run for 3 years
starting in February 2008. The salary of the post will be 27,857
GBP pa.

The KT group expects: (1) An excellent PhD degree, or equivalent
academic degree, in Compute Science or related disciplines. (2)
Research interest and expertise in at least one of the following
areas: ontology, reasoning, software engineering, query answering,
inconsistency reasoning, uncertainty reasoning, machine learning.
(3) The willingness to combine formal theoretical work with
application-oriented research. (4) The willingness to jointly
supervise early career researchers.

For further information regarding to the research in the KT group
and the project, please contact Dr. Jeff Z. Pan
(http://www.csd.abdn.ac.uk/~jpan/). Formal applications can be
completed online:
Please include your curriculum vitae, a list of publications (if
applicable) and digital versions of your most relevant work.

More information of the post can be fond at:


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