Posted by: University of Twente
Posted date: 2019-Oct-10
We are looking for a new postdoc to appoint for two years at the Mathematics of Operations Research group at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/en/eemcs/mor/) in the project `WebInsight’; funded by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the European Commission.
The project is a collaboration between several companies based in France and the University of Twente.
Together with our industrial partners, we aim to deliver high-value analysis of World-Wide-Web (WWW) content. The project focuses on the introduction of predictive elements in web crawling, scoring websites & pages through continuous processing of data for semantic characterization.
As a postdoc, you will play an important part in the creation of scoring methods that will be usable in the prioritization of the crawling process. This research involves a combination of mathematical modeling, statistics, network science, and machine learning. We expect you to design novel scoring functions, and then prototype, evaluate and test them on the web data obtained from the industrial partners.
The MOR group is a part of the Digital Society Institute and the Data Science network at the University of Twente. You will benefit from our broad national and international network of academic contacts and research programs of the MOR group and the WebInsight consortium.
Information and application
You are a highly motivated and enthusiastic researcher (F/M);
You have a PhD Degree in the field of Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Physics, or related fields;
You have excellent mathematical skills, programming skills and are able to work with (very) large datasets;
You are highly motivated to work in interdisciplinary environment and are willing to expand your horizon in network science, theory of random graphs, machine learning, and applications in web crawling applications by interacting with partners in the WebInsight consortium;
You are an independent and original thinker with a creative mindset;
You have good team spirit and like to work in an internationally oriented environment;
You are fluent in English.
Please contact prof.dr. N.V. Litvak (n.v.litvak
utwente.nl. if you have any questions.
Interested? Applications, including a CV and motivation should be uploaded through the link below. The deadline for the application is November 8th. 2019.
You will be appointed for two years within a very stimulating scientific environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues.
Salary and conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO- NU);
You will receive a salary between €3.255,- and €4.274,- gross per month, depending on your work experience;
Excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a solid pension scheme;
Minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment;
We provide excellent mentorship and a stimulating research environment to accelerate your further professional and personal growth;
The University of Twente is situated on a green and lively campus with lots of facilities for sports and other extracurricular activities.
The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.