Posts Tagged ‘Stanford University’

Semantic Web Jobs: Stanford

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Stanford University is looking for a Software Developer, Research in Palo Alto, CA. According to the post, “The Department of Pediatrics, division of Systems Medicine is seeking a Bioinformatics Specialist.  He/She will conduct research and development in biomedical informatics and biostatistics, by architecting, developing, maintaining, and documenting a bioinformatics software infrastructure that integrates disparate forms of clinical and genomic data and offers other evolving capabilities to support research activities.  Read more

Semantic Web Jobs: Stanford University

Stanford is looking for an E-Resources Metadata Librarian in Palo Alto, CA. According to the post, “This position has primary responsibility for loading vendor-supplied records for electronic resources into the library’s SirsiDynix Symphony system. The incumbent will manage all aspects of this workflow, including detailed data analysis of record packages and documenting findings and solutions, data massaging through automated processes to ensure that incoming records conform to local and national standards, and the tracking of updates to ensure that new e-resources are accessible through the library’s discovery system with minimal delay. Roughly 25% time will be devoted to the role of ‘discovery analyst’ in support of Searchworks, the library’s discovery system.” 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: Stanford University

The Stanford Digital Library Systems & Services (DLSS) department is looking for a Semantic Technology Services Engineer in Palo Alto, CA. The post states, “The incumbent will be a part of the Digital Library Infrastructure group, a team focused on realizing core components of the Stanford Unviersity Libraries’ emerging digital library architecture. The team focuses on delivering cross-cutting digital library services and infrastructure, such as metadata generation, transformation and management; service oriented library rinfrastructure; and digital asset & rights management. This group works closely with peer teams focused on other aspects of digital library functionalityin the creation of common and reusable technologies and components. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, adoption and initial development of new technologies needed to support Stanford’s vision of the digital library of the future.” Read more

#SemTech LiveBlogging – Lightning Presentations

There are great conversations and education taking place at SemTech 2011 San Francisco this week. Tonight, we will feature the “Lightning Sessions,” five minute talks. There are two concurrent tracks: a business-focused track and a technology-focused track. We will be covering both simultaneously. Whether you are here at SemTech or joining us remotely, we hope to see you here tonight at 4:45pm PST.

Who Attended SemTech 2009? A Partial List of Attending Organizations

The 2009 Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) took place June 14-18, 2009 in San Jose, California. SemTech is produced by Semantic Universe and brings together the entire marketplace of semantic technology vendors, developers, researchers, start-ups, investors and customers. Here is a small sample of the hundreds of companies who signed up to attend:

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Date and place of the ‘RDF Next Step’ Workshop settled

A few weeks ago W3C announced the organization of an “RDF Next Steps” Workshop. At the time of the announcement the dates and the place of the Workshop were not settled yet.

They are now… The Workshop will indeed take place on the 26 and 27 of June, 2010, and hosted by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO), at Stanford University. Note that those dates are on the week-end after the SemTech2010 conference, held nearby in San Francisco.

The call for paper of the Workshop has been updated, and also includes details on the way of submitting position papers.

SemTech 2009 – List of Attending Organziations

The official attendance count for SemTech 2009 was 1170 individuals, from the following organizations (note many organizations were represented by multiple attendees).

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