LINGUIST List 29.411
Wed Jan 24 2018
Support: Computational Linguistics: PhD, TU Darmstadt/Heidelberg University
Editor for this issue: Clare Harshey <clarelinguistlist.org>
Anette Frank <frank
Computational Linguistics: PhD, TU Darmstadt/Heidelberg
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PhD positions in DFG
Graduate School AIPHES: Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics
The Research Training Group “Adaptive Information Preparation from Heterogeneous
Sources” (AIPHES)  at Technische Universität Darmstadt and Heidelberg University
is filling several positions for three years, starting as soon as possible.
Positions remain open until filled.
The positions provide the opportunity
to obtain a doctoral degree within research areas of the group, e.g., in opinion and
sentiment, in constructing structured summaries of complex contents, in content
selection and classification enhanced by reasoning, or a related area. The group is
located in Darmstadt and Heidelberg. Funding follows the guidelines of the DFG, the
positions are paid according to the E13 public service pay scale.
The goal of
AIPHES is to conduct innovative research in knowledge acquisition on the Web in a
cross-disciplinary context, applying methods in computational linguistics, natural
language processing, machine learning, network analysis, computer vision, and
automated quality assessment. AIPHES investigates a novel scenario for information
preparation from heterogeneous sources. In-depth knowledge in one of the above areas
is desirable but not a prerequisite.
Participating research groups at
Technische Universität Darmstadt are Knowledge Engineering (Prof. Fürnkranz),
Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing (Prof. Gurevych), Machine Learning (Prof. Kersting),
Visual Inference (Prof. Roth), Algorithmics (Prof. Weihe). Participants at
Heidelberg University are the Institute for Computational Linguistics (Prof. Frank)
and the Natural Language Processing Group (Prof. Strube) of the Heidelberg Institute
for Theoretical Studies (HITS).
We are looking for
exceptionally qualified candidates with a degree in Computer Science, Computational
Linguistics, or a related study program. We expect ability to work independently,
personal commitment, team and communication abilities, as well as the willingness to
cooperate in a multi-disciplinary team. Desirable is experience in scientific work.
Applicants should be willing to work with German-language texts, and, if necessary,
to acquire German language skills during the training program. We specifically
invite applications of women. Among those equally qualified, handicapped applicants
will receive preferential consideration. International applications are particularly
The Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt  is
regularly ranked among the top ones in respective rankings of German universities.
The Institute for Computational Linguistics (ICL) of the Ruprecht Karls University
Heidelberg  is one of the largest centers for computational linguistics both in
Germany and internationally. The ICL and the NLP department of the HITS jointly run
the graduate program “Semantic Processing” , which has a close connection to
topics within AIPHES.
Applications should include a motivational letter
that refers to one or two of the planned research areas of AIPHES , a CV with
information about the applicant’s scientific work, certifications of study and work
experience, as well as a thesis or other publications in electronic form.
materials must be submitted via the
following form by February 11th, 2018:
Applicants should be prepared to solve a programming and a reviewing task
within two weeks after their application.
(Guiding Themes A3, B1, B2)
Applications Deadline: 11-Feb-2018
Web Address for Applications:
Page Updated: 24-Jan-2018