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Postdoc and SW engineer positions - WENET PROJECT

Country : Italy

Website : http://ttp://knowdive.disi.unitn.it

Description

The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (“DISI”) (https://www.disi.unitn.it) of the University of Trento was created around 18 years ago and now counts around 50 faculty members. Despite its young age, the department is highly ranked with respect to publications, citations, and its capability to attract funding both from industry and international funding agencies (e.g., the European Commission).
We have acquired the EC project WeNet, which will start on 1 January 2019. A short description of the project is reported below.
WeNet is about big data, machine learning, diversity and social relations. Diversity permeates our everyday life and covers many dimensions, such as competence, culture, gender or economic across humans and social relations. Technology has evolved to a point where humans from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences have an unprecedented ability to connect with each other. Yet technology does not in-and-by-itself provide support for developing and maintaining the social relationships that transcend geographical and cultural backgrounds. WeNet addresses this gap by providing a diversity-aware, machine-mediated paradigm of social relations. The goal is connecting people that can support each other, and the key is leveraging their diversity. The WeNet paradigm includes a family of computational diversity-aware models supporting human interaction. Learning models construct diversity profiles based on people's past behaviour and interactions. A diversity-aware search builds upon these profiles to connect the "right" people together. To support people’s interactions, a diversity alignment mechanism lifts communication barriers to ensure that messages between humans are interpreted correctly, and a diversity-aware incentive mechanism generates incentives to motivate people to support each other. The entire paradigm is developed taking into consideration ethical guidelines. The WeNet platform provides the technological infrastructure to set out a series of studies that will be carried within universities worldwide with diverse student populations, and with the final goal of improving students' quality of life inside and outside the academic environment. Beyond universities, WeNet's innovative paradigm impacts human interactions in general, especially those that may benefit from a collaborative approach (creative industries, medical diagnosis, ...). The WeNet consortium will develop a research infrastructure that will allow the exploitation of the project results and strengthen the European innovation eco-system in a worldwide perspective.
We are looking for people interested in the following positions:
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Postdoc: This person will work in the new WENET FET project and will dedicate 30% of his/her time as a project manager for it. The remaining time will be fully dedicated to research and publishing. (S)he will develop context-aware machine learning algorithms aimed at understanding and modeling user behaviour.
Basic skills (mandatory):
• A PhD in Computer Science or closely related degrees
• Evidence of strong machine learning and programming expertise
• Good publication track and writing style
• Managerial attitude
• Attitude for independent and critical thinking
Advanced (one or more of the skills below are desirable):
• Knowledge Representation expertise (e.g., in representational learning)
• Evidence of independent research
• Experience in project management
• Experience in working in European Projects
• Understanding of the SW development process
Position:
• contract of up to 4 years;
• Salary according to the profile. Range: 1600 - 2500€ net/m x 12 months
Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Italian is a plus but not needed.
The person will work with Fausto Giunchiglia and Andrea Passerini.
For more info see: http://knowdive.disi.unitn.it/ (“Work with us” page).
If interested contact and/or send the CV to fausto.giunchiglia-AT-unitn.it .
Application deadline: 30 November 2018.
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PostDoc or senior software developer: this person will work in the new WENET FET project as part of the team in charge of the platform which collects data from personal devices, performs analytics and integrates the results with third party data providers. (S)he will guarantee the correct development, deployment and use of the platform in the experiments.
Basic skills (mandatory):
• A PhD or master degree in Computer Science or similar field
• If without PhD, at least three years of programming experience
• Excellent programming skills in Python and Java
• Knowledge of NOSQL databases such as Apache Cassandra
• Experience in working on large systems
Advanced (one or more of the skills below are desirable):
• Knowledge of Spring 3.x+
• Knowledge of machine learning frameworks such as Tensorflow
• Knowledge of app development on smart devices (Androìd or IOS)
• Experience in user centric UI design
• Experience in experiment design
Position:
• contract of up to 4 years;
• salary according to the profile. Range: 1600 - 2500€ net/month x 12 for postdoc and 1400 - 2000€ net/m x 12 for senior software developer
Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Italian is a plus but not needed.
The person will work with Fausto Giunchiglia and Andrea Passerini.
For more info see: http://knowdive.disi.unitn.it/ (“Work with us” page).
If interested contact and/or send the CV to fausto.giunchiglia-AT-unitn.it .
Application deadline: 30 November 2018.
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Back-end Software Engineer: this person will work in the new WENET FET project as part of the team in charge of developing the platform dedicated to the collection of data from mobile devices over relatively large populations. The project will run multiple large-scale experiments, to be carried out in various countries worldwide.
Basic skills (mandatory):
• A bachelor or master degree in Computer Science or similar field
• At least three years programming experience
• Knowledge of Java, Python
• Experience in working on large systems
• Understanding of the SW development process
Advanced (one or more of the skills below are desirable):
• Knowledge of Apache Cassandra
• Knowledge of Spring 3.x+
• Knowledge of app development on smart devices (Android and IOS)
• Experience in working in team
Position:
• contract of up to 3 years;
• salary according to the profile. Range: 1200–1800€ net/month x 12 months
Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Italian is a plus but not needed.
The person will work with Fausto Giunchiglia and Gábor Bella.
For more info see: http://knowdive.disi.unitn.it/ (“Work with us” page).
If interested contact and/or send the CV to fausto.giunchiglia-AT-unitn.it .
Application deadline: 30 November 2018.

Last modified: 2019-01-02 20:34:20