We’re hiring: PhD students and postdoc in learning to rank for IR

logo-uvaWe’re looking for two PhD students and a postdoc to work on a project on learning to rank for information retrieval. The goal of the project is to lay the foundations for contextual LTR methods, which automatically construct the right ranking features based on the query context. The project will use data collected through natural interactions with a live system to extract features that might not be obvious to researchers who manually design the ones currently used for LTR. Continue reading

Vacancy for a PhD student/postdoc

logo-uvaWe are looking for a PhD student or postdoc to work on citizen data science. Citizens increasingly share their lives online. Through social media experiences, opinions and reports of events are shared. In parallel, residents of cities such as Amsterdam collect data using widely available sensor technologies, to measure air quality, traffic, or trash on the street. The main question driving this project is how to make sense of these diverse types of citizen signals. This is a joint project with the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (HvA). For details, please visit http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-047-aaa-data-science-phd-candidate-postdoctoral-researcher-citizen-data-science.html. The deadline is March 5, 2016.

We’re hiring: One PhD student and two postdocs

logo-uvaWe’re looking for a fully funded four-year PhD student in information retrieval, a three-year postdoc in information retrieval, and a three year postdoc in media studies, to form a team for the MediaNow project, a collaboration between the Informatics Institute and Department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Please see http://medianow.eu for details.

We’re hiring! Researcher-developer

As part of an ongoing collaboration with ILPS, Yandex is looking for a researcher-developer. The successful candidate will spend about a third of his or her time with ILPS and the rest of the year will be spent working at Yandex’s Moscow office. Please see http://web.archive.org/web/20131216014636/http://company.yandex.ru:80/job/vacancies/junior_dev_research.xml for details.