3 PhD positions with studentship at Bozen-Bolzano

posted Oct 5, 2008, 12:28 PM by Marco Schaerf
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FINAL CALL - DEADLINE October 20, 2008

3 PhD positions with studentship at the KRDB Research Centre <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/> Faculty of Computer Science Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy ======================================================

The Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) offers an opening for 14 positions for its PhD program, 7 of which with a three-year studentship.
3 of the 7 PhD positions with studentship are offered by the KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/  >.

The deadline for the formal application is Oct. 20, 2008.
Information about how to apply for the PhD program and the studentship can be found in the university PhD web page <http://www.unibz.it/research/phdcourses/index.html?LanguageID=EN>
and in the faculty PhD web page
<http://www.unibz.it/inf/phdcs/index.html?LanguageID=EN>
(follow link "Public Competition Announcement for PhD courses - 24th
cycle")

The studentship amounts roughly to 45,000 Euro over the three years of the PhD. Substantial extra funding is available for participation in international conferences, schools, and workshops. The faculty of Computer Science and its PhD program are entirely based on the English language.

RESEARCH TOPICS

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/> of the faculty of Computer Science also invites applicants to the PhD program to get in touch with the research group, in order to have a better understanding of the possible research activities in which prospective students may be involved. Relevant research topics in the centre are the following:

* Computational Logic and Deductive Databases
* Computational Logic and Constraint Programming
* Data and Information Integration
* Description Logics and Ontology Languages
* Efficient Reasoning Algorithms for Description Logics
* Intelligent Access to Web Resources
* Logic Based Approaches to Natural Language Understanding
* Logic-Based Modelling of Biological Knowledge
* Natural Language Processing
* Ontology Development and Evaluation
* P2P Database Integration
* Query Answering in Distributed Environments
* Semistructured Data Management
* Temporal Logics and Temporal Databases

Other research topics are listed in the personal web pages of the members of the KRDB Centre, see <http://www.inf.unibz.it/krdb/staff.php>.

The research activities in the KRDB research centre require good knowledge of Logic and of Foundations of Databases, and some knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and of Knowledge Representation.
Good knowledge of English is also preferred.

CONTACTS

To get in contact with the KRDB Research Centre, send an email to:

  Prof. Diego Calvanese
  Faculty of Computer Science
  Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  via della Mostra, 4
  I-39100 Bolzano, Italy
  Email: calvanese@inf.unibz.it
  Phone: +39-0471-016-160
  Fax: +39-0471-016-009

To get in touch with the current PhD students, see <https://www.inf.unibz.it/phd/>.

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