PhD position, Data Semantics/Semantic Web, Wright State University

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PhD position, Data Semantics/Semantic Web, Wright State University

Pascal Hitzler-2
Data Semantics Laboratory
directed by Pascal Hitzler and Michelle Cheatham
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio, USA

The Data Semantics (DaSe) Lab at the Department of Computer Science at
Wright State University seeks one or more PhD students to pursue
research in applied or foundational aspects of Data Semantics, Semantic
Web, Ontologies, Linked Data, Semantic Information Integration,
Cybersecurity, Geo- or Earth Sciences. Funding includes a monthly
stipend plus tuition costs.

The DaSe Lab (directed by Michelle Cheatham and Pascal Hitzler, see and for
more information) is an internationally prominent research group with
focus on foundations and applications of Semantic Web technologies. Lab
members primarily contribute to ongoing research projects, but
occasionally also get involved in teaching and administrative tasks. The
new students will likely focus on research topics related to
ontology-based Data Science applications.

Applicants need strong programming skills, including familiarity with a
wide variety of data structures and comfort in integrating existing
libraries into their programs. Additionally, applicants should have
excellent communication skills and excel in team work. Intellectual
curiosity, a wide range of interests, and the ability and stamina to
pursue challenging long-term goals is required. It is preferable, but
not required, that applicants had previous exposure to lab research topics.

Applicants should send their application to
[hidden email]. It shall consist of a single pdf file
containing a detailed curriculum vitae including grades, plus a cover
letter in the email body which includes

* GPA of all degrees completed or under progress, with explanations how
to convert the grading system, if degree is from outside the U.S.

* GRE score (both verbal and quantitative) or date when GRE score will
be available

* Scores of most recent English language tests if non-native English

Applications which do not comply with these requirements may be ignored.
Successful applicants must satisfy the formal requirements for pursuing
a PhD degree in Computer Science at Wright State University, see

Processing of applications will begin immediately and commence until
positions are filled. We expect to make first decisions in April 2015.

Please send applications and inquiries to
[hidden email].

Best Regards,

Pascal Hitzler

Prof. Dr. Pascal Hitzler
Dept. of Computer Science, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
[hidden email]
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