The Informatics Institute <http://ivi.uva.nl/> and the Department of Media Studies <http://mediastudies.nl/> at the University of Amsterdam, together with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision <http://beeldengeluid.nl/> invite applications for one four-year PhD position and two three-year postdoc positions. The positions are part of the NWO <http://www.nwo.nl/>-funded project MediaNow <http://www.medianow.eu/>, which is funded within the Creative Industries program. The aim of the project is to develop and test open source search solutions for exploring large multimedia archives. The project’s target users are media-professionals.
The vacancies are:
PhD student in Information retrieval - http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-093.html
Postdoctoral researcher in Media Studies - http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-097.html
Postdoctoral researcher in Information Retrieval for Creative Industries - http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-094.html
Closing date is April 12, 2015.
The proposed innovations at the interface of computer science and media studies come in three kinds. First, MediaNow will develop, test and release self-learning search algorithms that adapt and improve their behavior while being used. Second, MediaNow will create robust methods for semantically analyzing content in media archives. Third, MediaNow will develop new search engine result page presentations that provide automatically generated storylines as narratives for professionals in the creative industries. The algorithmic solutions will be implemented in the research environment of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and released as open source search solutions.
Best wishes, on behalf of the MediaNow team,
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision