Oct 29, 2011

Postdoc in Linked Sensor Data, CSIRO ICT Centre

The CSIRO ICT Centre is recruiting a post-doctoral research fellow. The focal research area of this position will be in linked sensor data.

One of the biggest obstacles to re-use of third-party sensor data is lack of knowledge about the properties (e.g., provenance and quality) of data that consequently leads to a lack of trust in the data. The goal of the linked sensor data project is to provide a spatial data infrastructure based on linked data principles to support community-based peer review and annotation of sensor data. The successful candidate is expected to work on methods for (1) collaborative sensor data curation, (2) citation of sensor data and tracking data re-use, and (3) assessing the reputation
of sensor data sets based on re-use and user feedback.

We seek a highly motivated candidate with research background in areas such as data curation, (b) sensor and stream data management, (c) semantic web, or (d) computer supported collaborative work. Required qualifications are:

1. PhD in a relevant discipline area such as computer science, geoinformatics, information technology, systems engineering or related. (Owing to the terms of the Fellowship candidates must not have more than 3 years relevant Postdoctoral experience.)
2. Proven experience in either (a) data curation (annotation, archiving, citation, provenance), (b) sensor and stream data management, (c) semantic web technologies (including RDF, OWL, and SPARQL), or (d) computer supported collaborative work.
3. Good publication record in data storage, sensor and stream data management, semantic web technologies, or computer supported collaborative work
4. Demonstrable competency in programming in Java, Python, C#, C, or C++.
5. Evidence of an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team.

This is a full-time appointment for 3 years. The position is based with the Tasmanian ICT Centre in Hobart TAS Australia.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency. It serves governments, industries, business and communities across the nation (http://www.csiro.au). The CSIRO ICT Centre, as one of 16 research divisions within CSIRO, is one of the largest information and communication technologies research facilities in Australia. The Centre has over 250 researchers across
Australia working on a wide range of ICT technologies and application areas. Over the past five years, the CSIRO ICT Centre has been expanding into Tasmania, and has established a major research facility that works closely with Tasmanian industry, universities and the community to deliver technological solutions that further Tasmania’s economic, environmental and social goals. More information about the CSIRO ICT Centre is available at http://www.ict.csiro.au. More information about the Tasmanian ICT Centre is available at http://www.csiro.au/science/TasICTCentre.html

Please apply for this position online at http://www.csiro.au/careers (Reference Number: TAS01452). Inquiries for further information about the position are welcome. Please contact Andrew Terhorst, CSIRO (andrew.terhorst@ csiro.au), or Heiko Mueller, CSIRO (heiko.mueller@ csiro.au).
The closing date for applications is November 6th, 2011

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