STI Innsbruck is a research group at the University of Innsbruck engaged in research and development to bring information and communication technologies of the future into today's world.

Jobs

PhD Position

We have a 4-year PhD position open as of December 2020 at the Semantic Technology Institute (STI) research group (https://sti2.at).
STI Innsbruck is one of the leading research groups for semantic technologies and has led/participated many national and international research project. The research group aims to conduct high-quality research to tackle different challenges with the help of semantic technologies in various domains such as, tourism, energy and production. The research is also transferred to industry via public and privately funded projects and spin-off companies.
STI Innsbruck is a part of the Computer Science Department of University of Innsbruck. University of Innsbruck was founded more than 350 years ago and is one of the major teaching and research hubs in Austria. It is located in the city of Innsbruck, the "Jewel of Alps". Innsbruck is the 5th largest city of Austria in terms of population and 1st in western Austria. It offers a high standard of living, highlighted with its amazing nature.The details of the position is the following:

 

Start/Duration:

  • from 01.12.2020
  • until 30.11.2024

Extent of Employment:

  • 20 hours per week until the dissertation agreement is signed and approved (minimum 1465 EUR/month gross salary, paid 14 times a year). Afterward, the employment increases to 30 hours per week (minimum 2179 EUR/month gross salary, paid 14 times a year).
  • The extent of the employment may be increased to up to 40 hours per week via third-party funded projects.

Main Tasks:

  • Research in the area of Semantic Technologies
  • Teaching
  • Student supervision
  • Administrative tasks

Qualification requirements:

  • MSc or Diploma in Computer Science or related area
  • Experience in the area of artificial intelligence is a plus
  • Creative problem solving competencies
  • Knowledge of the German language is a plus (teaching in the Bachelor Program)
  • Good command of the English language
  • Leadership skills in the supervision of student and/or project staff
  • Communication skills in the supervision of students
  • Team skills
  • Please enclose a dissertation concept (max. 5 pages) in your application

Please submit your application on the online application portal until 20.10.2020. For questions, please contact hr@sti2.at.


PhD Students, Master Students

Semantic Technology Institute (STI) Innsbruck, Department of Computer Science, Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria.

STI Innsbruck (www.sti-innsbruck.at) is a research group at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck engaged in research and development to bring information and communication technologies of the future into today`s world. STI Innsbruck is currently looking for candidates for the following positions:

PhD Students, Master Students:

We are searching for new staff to help us with new projects:

  • European Commission-funded project (Horizon 2020) smashHit: Smart Dispatcher for Secure and Controlled Sharing of Distributed Personal and Industrial Data aims to assure trusted and secure sharing of data streams from both personal and industrial platforms, needed to build sectorial and cross-sectorial services, by establishing a framework for processing of data owner consent and legal rules and effective contracting, as well as joint security and privacy-preserving mechanisms.
  • Interreg funded project KI-Net: building blocks for AI-based optimization in industrial production develops a cross-border competence network that examines, researches and develops, presents, and builds basic building blocks for AI-based optimizations in industrial manufacturing, thus making it easier for SMEs to access the targeted use of AI in production and maintenance processes.
  • Eurostars funded project WordLift New Generation aims to expand WordLift’s market reach by creating a new platform to deliver the features offered today to WordPress users, to any websites regardless of the CMS. We plan to improve the backend's performance enabling enrichment and querying of RDF graphs with semantic similarity indices and full-text search allowing clients of WordLift and Redlink to: implement semantic search and content recommendations on their website; integrate with personal digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa.
  • FFG-funded project (IKT der Zukunft - Ausschreibung DE-AT Datenwirtschaft) CampaNeo: Platform for Real-time Vehicle Data Campaigns develops an open platform on which private and public institutions can create campaigns and collect and analyze vehicle data in real-time. The goal is to set up a prototype platform for secure campaign-based data collection in Hanover, Wolfsburg and in cross-regional scenarios, as well as the implementation of the first smart use cases based on the campaign data. 

Furthermore, our researchers continuously acquire new projects.

We offer:

Work and study location with the highest living standard and stunning nature.

  • Possibility to perform computer science research on cutting-edge applied topics of global significance, at one of the best-ranked universities in Austria.
  • Direct cooperation with the most important and large European technology industry (Volkswagen AG, Germany; Atos Spain; LexisNexis, UK/Ireland), innovative start-up companies, as well as city administrations, legal experts, and academic institutions.
  • PhD/Master university education in English, which is free of charge for the citizens of the EU countries and many other countries, or available for a very moderate fee for further countries (check your situation at: https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/organisation/kosten-foerderungen/studienbeitrag-und-foerderungen/studienbeitrag-und-foerderungen.html)
  • University project-based employment contracts up with up to 3 years in duration (the maximal employment level at the PhD student position is 40 hours a week, and for a Master student position is 20 hours a week), with a possibility of extension
  • Competitive salaries, flexible working hours, and other university employment benefits (see: https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/index.html.en)

Responsibilities (PhD student):

  • Conduction of world-class research
  • Implementation of research project(s)
  • Writing a doctoral dissertation
  • Writing of research papers (for workshops, conferences, journals) and project reports, and participation in conferences, meetings
  • Supervision of students  
  • Training and further education
  • Administrative tasks

Required qualifications (PhD student):

  • Master's degree in Computer Science or an equivalent degree
  • Research interest and experience in areas such as Semantic Technology, Knowledge Graphs, (Semantic) Web Services, Data Value Chain, Explainable AI (Artificial Intelligence), Smart Contracting and Blockchain, Rule-based Systems, Sensor Data Processing and Modelling, Online Communication and Marketing, as well as in interdisciplinary work involving ethics, legal, economic, and behavioural sciences
  • Experience in programming: Java, Web frameworks such as Angular, and/or other relevant technologies
  • Good English language skills, knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Willingness to work in an international team
  • Willingness to combine formal research with real-world practice in national and international projects

Responsibilities (Master student):

  • Implementation of research project(s)
  • Conduction of high-quality research
  • Writing a Master thesis
  • Contribution to writing of research papers (for workshops, conferences, journals) and project reports, and participation in conferences, meetings
  • Training and further education
  • Administrative tasks

Required qualifications (Master student):

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or an equivalent degree
  • Research interest in areas such as Semantic Technology, Knowledge Graphs, (Semantic) Web Services, Data Value Chain, Explainable AI (Artificial Intelligence), Smart Contracting and Blockchain, Rule-based Systems, Sensor Data Processing and Modelling, Online Communication and Marketing, as well as in interdisciplinary work involving ethics, legal, economic, and behavioural sciences
  • Experience in programming: Java, Web frameworks such as Angular, and/or other relevant technologies
  • Good English language skills, knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Willingness to work in an international team
  • Willingness to combine formal research with real-world practice in national and international projects

Application:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of publications (when available), a research statement, and be sent via email (text, postscript or PDF only) to hr@sti2.at

The project and the thesis work will be supervised by Ass.-Prof. Dr. Anna Fensel.

Additional information regarding our organization’s research and projects, and further information concerning this position is available at http://www.sti-innsbruck.at.

 


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