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Semantic Web Jobs: Columbia University

columbiaColumbia University is looking for an Associate Research Scientist in New York, NY. According to the post, “The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist to conduct research in the Lamont Geoinformatics Group that contributes to the development of academic Earth Sciences data systems and services, web applications, and data ingestion tools, with a primary focus on the development of ontologies and advanced data access and data contribution interfaces. Develop science-driven solutions for grant-funded initiatives; develop, test, and deploy Web/database applications. Must exercise creativity and/or expertise in the normal performance of duties.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Columbia University

columbiaColumbia University is looking for an Associate Research Scientist in New York, NY. According to the post, “The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist to conduct research in the Lamont Geoinformatics Group that contributes to the development of academic Earth Sciences data systems and services, web applications, and data ingestion tools, with a primary focus on the development of ontologies and advanced data access and data contribution interfaces. Develop science-driven solutions for grant-funded initiatives; develop, test, and deploy Web/database applications. Must exercise creativity and/or expertise in the normal performance of duties.” Read more

New Year, New Skills: Get Ready For The Future With MOOCs

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Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to build up your knowledge, skills and talents for the new digital world? If so, there are plenty of online options to help you achieve your goals, and at no cost to you, from the crop of MOOCs (massive open online courses) that’s sprung up.

The Semantic Web Blog scoured some of them to present you with some possible courses of study to consider in pursuit of your goals:

Coursera:

  • Data scientists-in-training, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health assistant professor of biostatistics Jeff Leek wants to help you get a leg up on Big Data – and the job doors that understanding how to work with it opens up – with this applied statistics course focusing on data analysis. The course notes that there’s a shortage of individuals with the skills to find the right data to answer a question, understand the processes underlying the data, discover the important patterns in the data, and communicate results to have the biggest possible impact, so why not work to become one of them and land what Google chief economist Hal Varian reportedly calls the sexy job for the next ten years – statistician (really). The course starts Jan. 22.
  • We’ve seen a lot about robots in the news over the last month, from the crowd-funded humanoid service robot Roboy, the brainchild of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Zurich, to Vomiting Larry, a projectile vomiter developed to help scientists to better understand the spread of noroviruses. If you’d like to learn about what’s behind robots that can act intelligently (sorry, Larry, but you might not qualify here), you want to learn more about AI. And you can, with a course starting Jan. 28 taught by Dr. Gerhard Wickler and Prof. Ausin Tate, both of the University of Edinburgh.
  • Siri, where can I go to find out more about natural language processing? One option: Spend ten weeks starting February 11 learning about NLP with Michael Collins, the Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. Students will have a chance to study mathematical and computational models of language, and the application of these models to key problems in natural language processing, with a focus on machine learning methods.

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Semantic Web Jobs: Columbia University

Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society is looking for an Intermediate Programmer/Analyst in New York, NY. This position “Will translate outcomes of research to useable tools for professional, non-specialist, users. Maintains and extends our data services framework. Works closely with researchers to streamline, generalize, and/or automate experimentally developed ideas and transition them to operational systems.” Read more