Job: Development of entity-centric frameworks, ESSENCE project=?WINDOWS-1252?Q?=97FELLOW_?=5

Thierry Hamon hamon at LIMSI.FR
Wed Jan 29 10:11:04 UTC 2014

Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:57:04 +0100 (CET)
From: Fausto Giunchiglia <fausto at>
Message-ID: <45372. at>

We are looking for a top student interested in working within the
ESSENCE project—FELLOW 5 ( The research will be
conducted under the supervision of Fausto Giunchiglia
( in the KnowDive Group
(, a large, multicultural and
multi-disciplinary group which is part of the Department of Information
Engineering and Computer Science (, University of
Trento (

Keywords: Entity-centric knowledge representation, semantic
repositories, domain knowledge construction, collaborative platforms,
user interface and experience design, crowdsourcing.

Essential skills and knowledge relevant to the project are:

- Very good spoken and written English with strong writing skills, good
  teamwork abilities;
- experience with crowdsourcing methods;
- experience in the use and maintenance of entity bases, and with
  related quality issues and measures;
- strong experience in software design and development, beyond the
  academic curriculum.

Desirable skills and knowledge relevant to the project are:

- experience on the design and development of a framework and quality
  certification pipeline for live crowdsourced data importing and
- knowledge resources (linguistic resources, thesauri, ontologies);
- linked and open data;
- user interface and experience design;
- software change management (VCS, staging, deployment, dependency
  management, etc.);
- API analytics;
- API performance evaluation and optimization;
- technical writing (API documentation);
- developer community management.

The ideal candidate is a top student interested in pursuing a PhD
degree, with top performance in a field related to the areas mentioned
above. (S)he should be proactive, self-motivated, able to work
independently and in a team, and capable of work with a small group of
programmers and PhD fellows of top Universities/ Partners.

The main activities and project responsibilities of the successful
candidate will concern an entity-centric crowdsourcing pipeline for
large scale up-to-date high quality knowledge:

- develop methods that will support applications requiring live data,
  such as news and media search by utilizing effective crowdsourcing

- design and implement a framework for storing entities and media about
  them according to an appropriate diversity-aware data model, a
  certification pipeline that ensures data quality, and methods to
  obtain up-to-date entities from existing sources and open data through
  crowdsourcing and ESP-style games;

- validate the proposed crowdsourcing solutions “in the field” on
  multimedia application domains provided by the private sector.

The candidate will also develop a prototype of the certification
pipeline and crowdsourcing frameworks.  The successful candidate will be
expected to design and realize evaluations in real-world multimedia
search test case scenarios, and will support the project coordinator in
the overall project management activities.  These activities will
include: managing the work of team members and of collaborators;
producing project deliverables; and managing contacts and collaborations
with the project partners.

Financial Provisions

Monthly living allowance: gross amount Euro 34.189,74 per year (cost for
the administration—social charges and taxes included Euro 40.508,00 per
year).  Monthly mobility allowance of 700-1000 Euro: depending on the
family situation of the researcher (it is a flat rate allowance to cover
expenses linked to the personal household). The ‘host institution’ will
apply to the mobility allowance the same taxation principles as on

Coverage of the expenses related to the participation of the ESR in
research and training activities (contribution to research-related
costs, meetings, conference attendance, training actions, etc.).

Duration of contract: 36 months, starting on September 01, 2014.

Eligibility constraint to apply to the call, the following requirements
are mandatory:

- a four- or five-year degree in Computer Science awarded by an Italian
  university or a title obtained abroad which has been recognised as
  equivalent to the mentioned Italian degree;
- a professional-scientific CV relevant to the research program;
- at least two recommendation letters;
- written and oral knowledge of the English language (professional

- the student must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity
  (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organization
  (Italy) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to
  his/her recruitment.

Mobility constraint:
- a period of 4 months at the Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de
  Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)— Spain.

- a period of 6 months at the Ingegneria Informatica S.p.a. (ENG)—Italy.

How to apply: please fill in the pre-application at:

About Trento: Trento ( is a small vibrant city
(around 100K people) with a beautifully preserved historic centre,
situated in the middle of the Dolomites. It is consistently ranked at
the top in Italy for quality of life. Thanks to its fortunate location,
Trento offers a wide variety of cultural and sports opportunities all
year around, as well as excellent food and wine.

Further information:
Fausto Giunchiglia, fausto at

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