Job: Research Assistant position on OBDA at the Free Univ. of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Tue Feb 18 21:52:28 UTC 2014

Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:00:09 +0100
From: Diego Calvanese <calvanese at>
Message-ID: <B83A19C2-E8C2-4365-A54F-CB487DA01D65 at>

Research Assistant position at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano/Italy

The KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data at the Faculty of
Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (FUB), Italy is
looking for a talented Research Assistant to work fulltime on

***  SPARQL Query Answering for Ontology Based Data Access
     and Ontology Based Data Integration ***

The position will be financed by the Large Scale Integrating Project
(IP) "Scalable End-user Access to Big Data" (Optique) [2], within the EU
7th Framework Programme (FP7).  The position concerns the design and
implementation of techniques for optimized SPARQL query answering over
virtual RDF graphs, obtained through R2RML mappings over relational

Requirements for this position are an MSc or preferably a PhD in
Computer Science, fluency in English, and strong Java programming
skills.  Some background on SPARQL, SQL, and OWL are also required.

During this project the applicant will have the opportunity to apply the
results of their research in challenging industrial use-cases involving
reasoning on Big Data, as provided by the Optique project and by the
user base of the -ontop- [1] framework for Ontology Based Data Access.

The position is to start in 2014 as early as possible.  The position has
an initial contract duration of 1 year, and will be extended for up to 3
years in case of mutual agreement.  Candidates interested in pursuing a
PhD in Computer Science where they combine applied and foundational
research, may also apply for enrollment in the PhD program of the
Faculty of Computer Science at FUB, starting in Winter 2014.

The position comes with a great location, Bolzano [3,4].  The Free
University of Bozen-Bolzano is located right in the center of one of the
most beautiful cities in the Alps, and consistently ranks among the top
locations in Italy for its living standard.  The region, South Tyrol, is
among the top destinations for Hikers, Mountaineers, Rock climbers,
Skiers, etc.  And last, as one would expect from any Italian location,
food in Bolzano is great.

Interested applicants should get in contact immediately with
Prof. Diego Calvanese (calvanese at,
Dr. Martin Rezk (mrezk at, or
Dr. Guohui Xiao (xiao at
Please attach a detailed CV including a statement of interest, project
experience (if any) and up to 2 references (reference letters will be
requested directly from the referees).


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