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PhD offers in data science
by Admin User - Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 5:38 AM
 

14 Postdoctoral researchers/PhD candidates AAA Data Science

Amsterdam Data Science, an initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), VU University Amsterdam (VU), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA), and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)  is looking for 14 researchers at the postdoctoral/PhD level. These positions are funded by the Amsterdam Academic Alliance (AAA), a joint initiative of the UvA and VU aimed at intensifying collaboration with each other and knowledge institutions in the region, to cement Amsterdam's position as a hub of academic excellence. These positions are partially co-funded by CWI, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of the UvA, HvA, ORTEC, Spinoza fund of Prof. Vossen, and VUmc.
Amsterdam Data Science provides a network in which some 300 Amsterdam based scientists exchange Data Science knowledge and forge partnerships within and outside the academic community. This comprises the foundations of data science and data science for the life sciences, social analytics, business analytics, and digital humanities.
14 AAA Data Science positions in the following areas:
·         Citizen Data Science
Conduct computer science research, with a focus on social media analysis and analysis of sensory data.
Organizational units: with Prof. Maarten de Rijke (Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam) and Drs. Sabine Niederer (CREATE-IT applied research, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences).
Further information: Prof. Maarten de Rijke, derijke@uva.nl
·         From Data to Semantics and Back Again
The postdoc researches methodologies to integrate large volumes of data into a coherent relational schema.
Organizational units: with Prof. dr. Boncz (database architectures group  of CWI - the Dutch national research institute for computer science and mathematics) and with dr. Urbani and Prof. dr. Bal (Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam).
Further Information: dr. Jacopo Urbani <jacopo@cs.vu.nl>,  Prof. Peter Boncz <P.Boncz@cwi.nl>,  Prof. Henri Bal <bal@cs.vu.nl>. Telephone: +31 20 592 4309  (Peter Boncz)
·         Bias and Engagement in Political Social Media
Conduct research at the interface of computer science and communication science, with a focus on social media analysis.
Organizational units: with Prof. Claes de Vreese (Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR, University of Amsterdam) and Prof. Maarten de Rijke (Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam).
Further information:  Prof. Maarten de Rijke, derijke@uva.nl, Prof. Claes De Vreese, c.h.devreese@uva.nl
·         Complex network theory on large knowledge graphs
Postdoc position for foundational studies on the nature of data objects, specifically aimed at graph-structured data.
Organizational units: with Prof. Frank van Harmelen (Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam) and Prof. Pieter Adriaans (group of Prof. Cees de Laat, Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam).
Further information:  Prof. Frank van Harmelen, Frank.van.Harmelen@vu.nl, +31 20 598 7731 .
·       Computer Science with Life Sciences affinity - Mapping high dimensional data on pathways: large scale machine learning of cancer networks 
The postdoc will use large scale machine learning methods to gain an improved understanding of cancer biology by integrating pathway knowledge with molecular profiling data.
Organizational units: with Prof. Jaap Heringa (Dept. of Informatics, Section Bioinformatics, VU University Amsterdam) and Prof. Max Welling (Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam).
Further information:  Prof. Jaap Heringa, j.heringa@vu.nl, Prof. Max Welling, m.welling@uva.nl
·         Cheminformatics and Bioinformatics
The candidate will develop new computational tools and workflows that allow the integration and exploitation of chemogenomic and phenotypic data for the prediction of (synergistic) drug efficacy.
Organizational units: with Prof. Iwan de Esch (Medicinal Chemistry, VU University Amsterdam) and Prof. Tom Wurdinger (VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam).
Further information:  Dr. Chris de Graaf, c.de.graaf@vu.nl, +31 20 598 75 53.
·         Network-based data integration  
The postdoc will develop methods for combining data fusion approaches with biological network information.
Organizational units: with Prof. Bas Teusink (AIMMS, VU University Amsterdam) and Prof. Age Smilde (SILS, University of Amsterdam).
Further information:  Prof. Age Smilde, a.k.smilde@uva.nl, +31 20 525 5062,  or Prof. Bas Teusink, b.teusink@vu.nl, +31 20 598 94 35.
·         Analysis of Images and Text in Social Media for Marketing Applications
The postdoc will investigate innovative computer vision techniques for analyzing images in their social context in order to do large scale quantitative marketing.  
Organizational units: with Prof. Marcel Worring (Informatics Institute and Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam) and Prof. Willemijn van Dolen (Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam).
Further information:  Prof. Marcel Worring, Informatics Institute and Amsterdam Business School, Tel 020 527521, e-mail: m.worring@uva.nl
·         Advertisement & Sales Optimization Algorithms for the 21st century
The postdoc or PhD candidate will develop a cross-channel multi-device model to understand the relation between advertisement and sales.  
Organizational units: with Prof. Marc Salomon and Prof. Peter Boswijk (Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Amsterdam) and Prof. Ger Koole (Faculty of Sciences, VU University Amsterdam), and with the company ORTEC.
Further information:  Prof. Marc Salomon, marc.salomon@uva.nl.
·         Data-driven decision support in complex markets
This project aims to understand decision behaviors in the emerging social commerce platforms and develop policy implications for the platform owners.
Organizational units: with Prof. Marleen Huysman (Faculty of Economics and Business administration, VU University Amsterdam) and Prof. Henri Bal (Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam). The postdoc will have its primary workspace at the Amsterdam Center for Business Analytics (www.acba.nl).
Further information:  dr. Frans Feldberg (f.feldberg@vu.nl)
·         Digital Humanities - Representation of Data Perspectives
The postdoc will investigate long-term changes of perspectives and perception in cultural texts through emotion anlysis, topic modeling, and genre analysis.
Organizational units: with Prof. Rens Bod (Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam) and with Prof. Inger Leemans (Department of History, VU University Amsterdam).
Further information:  Prof. Rens Bod, l.w.m.bod@uva.nl, and Prof. Inger Leemans, i.b.leemans@vu.nl.
·         Quality, Trust and Reliability of Web Data for Scholarly Research
The postdoc will investigate the identification of factors that influence the quality and reliability of Web data for scholarly research.
Organizational units: with dr. Lora Aroyo (Computer Science, Faculty of Science, VU University Amsterdam) and with Prof. Julia Noordegraaf (Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam).
Further information:  Dr. Lora Aroyo, lora.aroyo@vu.nl, +31 6 20329972, and Prof. Julia Noordegraaf J.J.Noordegraaf@uva.nl.
·         Computational Linguistics 
The postdoc or PhD candidate will develop 1) a perspective model for representing the subjective relation between the source of information and the statements, and 2) software to detect such interpersonal communication layers and perspectives from text.
Organizational units:  with Prof. Piek Vossen (Computational Lexicology and Terminology Lab, Faculty of Humanities, VU University Amsterdam) and Dr. Lora Aroyo (Department of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam). 
Further information:  Prof. Piek Vossen (piek.vossen@vu.nl): +31 6-81773878 or +31 20-59 86457, and Dr. Lora Aroyo, lora.aroyo@vu.nl, +31 6 20329972.
·         Program Manager at postdoctoral level
The Program Manager  will manage the AAA Data Science program, will coordinate the educational activities, and will coordinate the acquisition activities.
Organizational units: with Prof. Maarten de Rijke (Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam) and with Prof. Frank van Harmelen (Dept. of Computer Science, VU University Amsterdam).
Further information: Prof. Maarten de Rijke, derijke@uva.nl and Prof. Frank van Harmelen, Frank.van.Harmelen@vu.nl, +31 20 598 7731 .
Job application 
 
To apply, please have a look at the vacancy pages of the websites of the UvA and the VU. The full texts plus opportunity to apply will be on these websites (soon): vacancies University of Amsterdam  and the vacancies VU University.