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Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 23:15:06 +0100 (CET)
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Subject: [bms-rc33] Call - Postdoc in Organizational Knowledge Modeling
    (Los Alamos NM)

Thanks to Joslyn Cliff

Postdoctoral position in Organizational Knowledge Modeling at LANL

Please go to

and then look for job # 211901. Our postdoctoral positions are superb
opportunities for research and career advancement, generally paying over
$70K/yr, with full benefits. This particular position is fully funded to
provide complete freedom to pursue independent research for a period of
two years.

Job #211901: Postdoctoral Position in Organizational Knowledge Modeling

Summary: The successful applicant will join a project aimed at
investigating the use of knowledge representation and semantic
interoperability technologies within organizations with hybrid
structures. The project will involve the representation of multiple
organizations with distinct knowledge models but a common tasking
structure, and use simple agents to measure constraints on semantic
coherence, information flow, and tasking ability. Emphasis will be placed
on the formal and logical properties of such hybrid systems.

Required Skills: Experience with formal semantics and modern knowledge
representation and ontology technology (e.g. Semantic Web, RDF, OWL,
semantic networks, Protege) and computational agent-based social or
organizational modeling systems. Experience with social and
organizational modeling theory, especially formal or discrete
mathematical approaches.  Ability to obtain a DOE "Q" clearance, which
normally requires U.S. citizenship.

Desired Skills: Experience with schema alignment and ontology
interoperability. Background in discrete mathematics and combinatorial
algorithms, specifically for lattice and order theory and graph
isomorphisms, and especially in relation to formal logic. Experience with
information retrieval and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD),
especially multivariate categorical data. Exposure to computational
semiotics. Mathematical programming skills, for example Mathematica.

Cliff Joslyn, Research Team Leader (Cybernetician at Large)
Knowledge & Information Systems Science; Computer & Computational Science
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Mail Stop B265, Los Alamos NM 87545 USA
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