One PhD/Postdoc Position in Very Large Graph Analysis / Graph Data Base Systems

100%, temporary

The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007.

The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007. The PhD/Postdoc position will be part of the new Cluster of Excellence “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour” at the University of Konstanz, which investigates the collective behavior and associated patterns in humans and animals in an unprecedented interdisciplinary approach by applying and developing an innovative range of quantitative methods and novel technologies.

The position will be part of the research Area "Computational Methods for Measuring, Analysing and Visualizing Collective Behaviour“ within the excellence cluster. The successful applicant will have the ability to work with world-leading scientists on a new and exciting research field. More information can be found here:

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate (f/m/d) with a strong interest in the analysis of very large graphs and the development of graph database systems. Our goal is to study how machine learning can be applied to graph query optimization. Successful candidates will have an MSc degree in computer science or related field, and experience with database implementation (e.g., storage and indexing, query processing and optimization, etc.), machine learning, as well as algorithm design and analysis.

You are enthusiastic about developing graph database systems that can scale the management and processing of complex data sets. You are excited about machine learning and the new opportunities applications it has within database systems. You wish to explore and elaborate new questions in data science and are motivated to interact with an interdisciplinary research community. If successful, your work will likely lead to highly relevant publications that form the basis for future broad applications across a range of disciplines.

The position is primarily targeted as a PhD study but also open to candidates on a junior postdoc level. The position will be available from January 2020.

For more information on the research topic, please contact Prof. Michael Grossniklaus (Databases and Information Systems, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz):

Application details

Please submit your application (CV, statement of motivation and research interests, official transcripts of education certificates) in one pdf to our Online Application Portal. The deadline for applications is December 13th 2019 or until position is filled.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that is free from discrimination and provides equal opportunities as well as a good balance between university and family life. To find out how the University of Konstanz supports working couples through its dual career program, please visit: Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).

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