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Open PhD Position at the Institute for Knowledge Technologies at the 
Technical University of Graz 40 hours/week

The Institute of Knowledge Technologies seeks a motivated doctoral 
student for an interdisciplinary EU-funded
research project "Learning Layers." Within the framework of the project, 
new recommender concepts (e.g.,
supporting users in their learning environment) based on Social Semantic 
Web technologies will be developed
together with the project partners and a center of excellence 
Know-Center GmbH.


  * completed university diploma / master's degree in computer science,
    software development and business management, telematics or
    technical mathematics (mandatory)

  * prior knowledge of Social Semantic Web, recommender systems, machine
    learning, information retrieval (preferred)

  * programming experience with XHTML, mySQL, JavaScript, CSS, Java

  * experience with HTML5, MATLAB, Python, R, PHP (preferred)

  * teamwork and self-reliance (mandatory)

  * fluent English (mandatory)

Interest in:

  * Social Semantic Systems, Data Mining, User Profiling, Adaptation,
    Personalization, Recommender Systems, Machine Learning and HCI

Working environment:

Founded in 2006, the Institute for Knowledge Technologies is the 
youngest Institute at the School of Computer Science. We are an 
interdisciplinary team of researchers with backgrounds in computer 
science, psychology and business administration. The IKT works closely 
with Know-Center, an Austrian
excellence center for knowledge-based systems and applications 
( At our location in
Graz, more than 50 highly-qualified employees and staff work in research 
and development under the
motto "From Data to Intelligence." As a part of the network of over 100 
research facilities around the world,
we have numerous publications in the leading professional media every year.
Within its initiative to increase in the proportion of women, TUG 
specifically urges qualified women to apply. Among individuals with the 
same qualifications, women will be given a priority.

We offer:

  * Employment level: 40 hours per week, for 36 months, starting

  * Classification: B 1 under the collective agreement for university
    employees; the monthly minimum wage for this position is currently 
    2.532,--gross (14 times a year at 40 h / w), eventually subject to
    increase on the basis of the rules specified in the collective
    agreement due to activity-specific prior experience and remuneration
    components specifically related to the type of work.

  * Young, creative, dynamic team

  * Innovative tasks

  * Pleasant working atmosphere

  * Opportunities for professional and personal development


We look forward to hearing from you. Please email us your application 
and the relevant attachments at
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see also:

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Christoph Trattner BSc
Graz University of Technology
Inffeldgasse 13, 8010 Graz, Austria
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Tel: +43 316 873 5613        Fax: +43 316 873 5699

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