Al-Rifaie on BBC

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AISB Convention 2015

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Yasemin Erden on BBC

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in Ontology Evolution, SOUTH AFRICA


Durban (South Africa)

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research position in the
area of Ontology Evolution in the newly established UKZN/CSIR
Meraka Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAIR) within the School
of Computer Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa:

http://cair.cs.ukzn.ac.za (alias http://cair.meraka.org.za)

The project seeks to explore to what extent current approaches to
ontology evolution can be captured using description logics, with
emergency response as a possible area of application.

Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in
description logics or ontology evolution.

The successful applicant will be based primarily in Pretoria,
South Africa, and will undertake short research placements to the
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh in the United
Kingdom (UED). The application will be jointly supervised by
Professor Tommie Meyer at CAIR and Professor Alan Bundy at
UED. The position is for a duration of one year and is renewable
for a second year, subject to satisfactory progress.

Eligibility Criteria:
- A doctoral degree in Computer Science or related area.
- Proven experience to undertake postdoctoral research in the
   specified area.

Funding for the position will range from R180 000 to R270 000 per
year comprising of:

- A tax free scholarship of R180 000 for one year and subject to
  satisfactory progress, renewable for a second year.

- A topup of up to R90 000 per year from CAIR , depending on the
  experience of the candidate and the availability of funds.

There is no application deadline. The position will be filled as soon
as an appropriate candidate is identified. The awarding of the position
is subject to the availability of funds.

More details on the application process can be found on the CAIR website:

http://cair.cs.ukzn.ac.za/?page_id=501
http://cair.meraka.org.za/?page_id=501