Posts Tagged ‘UCSD’

Announcing the Semantic Computing Consortium in Southern California

Industry / University Collaborative Research on Semantic ComputingA collaborative initiative by the three University of California campuses in Southern California (Los Angeles, San Diego, and Irvine) has been announced. UCLA, UCSD, and UCI are coming together for the first time to form a semantic Computing Consortium. The intent of the consortium will be to ally Semantics from both the Industry/Commercial and Academic Perspectives, not only to promote the technology, but also to create an infrastructure usable to all participants, in addition to stimulating the interest of this still nascent, but extremely powerful technology.

The existence of the Semantic Computing Center will undoubtedly have a powerful and positive impact on the Southern California community in general, as well as facilitate significant advancement and progress in the Arena of Semantic Computing, from both an academic and commercial prospective. Having such a powerful consortium here in Southern California is an extremely exciting prospect and will facilitate in defining/creating Southern California as a high tech strip with respect to Semantic Computing.

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Semantic Web Jobs: UCSD

The University of California, San Diego is looking for a Data Architect. According to the post, “This position works under the direction of the System Development Manager for the Ocean Observatories Initiative Cyberinfrastructure (OOI CI) program at the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2). The incumbent will work in a national-scale environment and will work closely with project management, technical staff, customers and users. Leadership, initiative, strategic approach and team orientation are critical. Previous experience with high-reliability production data environments (e.g. digital libraries, scientific cyberinfrastructures, social networks, or financial services) is required.” Read more

Workshop on Semantic Web Applications in Scientific Discourse

The W3C HCLS Interest Group has now finalized the agenda for the Workshop on Scientific Discourse at ISWC 2009. David Shotton (University of Oxford) has kindly agreed to give a keynote presentation on Enabling Semantic Publication and Integration of Scientific Information. There will be a panel on Scientific Communication in 2010 with panelists including Olivier Bodenreider (NLM), Matt Day (Nature), Anita de Waard (Elsevier), Maryann Martonne (UCSD), and Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (EBI). The workshop has accepted nine peer reviewed papers covering topics such as the analysis of biomedical texts, ontologies for scientific discourse representation, and tools for sharing data, workflows and ontologies.