Research Assistant, Oxford, UK

Research Assistant position on Query-Driven Data Acquisition from Web Datasources with the Information Systems Group at Oxford University

Duration: Available for 3 years, starting September 1, 2010 (exact start date is negotiable)

Salary: up to 34,500 GBP, depending on experience

This is a project funded by the UK government (EPSRC) on web query
processing. The goal is to learn which web accesses are most
efficient for answering a given query. This will involve a combination
of logic-based techniques (e.g. analysis of binding patterns and
integrity constraints) and reinforcement-learning based methods
for sampling web accesses. Candidates with a research background in
database systems, database theory, and reinforcement learning are
welcome to apply.

How to apply:

an application that includes an explanation of the
candidate’s interest in the position and background, a full cv, and
names + addresses of at least two referees, should be sent to, or by mail to:
Adminstrator, OUCL, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD, UK.

The candidate should also ask referees to mail or email references to the addresses above.
The closing date for applications is February 1, 2010.

For further information contact:

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