Posts Tagged ‘institute’

Oren Etzioni Tapped by Microsoft Co-Founder to Lead New AI Institute


AI Comic from xkcdJohn Cook of GeekWire recently reported, “Perhaps no one has been more synonymous with the startup ethos at the University of Washington than computer science professor Oren Etzioni, a mainstay on campus for more than two decades and an inspiration for budding entrepreneurs in academia. An expert in search, data mining and machine learning, Etzioni’s technologies have formed the basis of startup companies such as Netbot (acquired by Excite), Farecast (acquired by Microsoft) and (backed by Madrona, Maveron and others). Now, Etzioni, who earned his PhD in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, is moving on from academia after nearly 30 years.” Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: University of Jena & Tanson

A PhD position is open at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Jena in Germany. According to the post, “The work will focus on the integrated management of heterogeneous user related information derived from different (personal) devices with the help of a portal. The research group has broad experience within the area of Web Portal technology, semantic description of resources and context-adaptability. The PhD research will be performed under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Birgitta König-Ries and Prof. Dr. Martin Welsch in cooperation with the IBM Germany Research & Development Laboratories at Böblingen, Germany. The aim of the project is to perform research and develop prototypes that use Web Portals to provide an integrated, user centric management of heterogeneous devices and the event and data oriented information they can provide and the services they can offer. Read more