The Web Science Digital Libraries (WS-DL) group in the Computer Science Department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, USA is recruiting a fully supported graduate student for the PhD program. The student will be primarily working with Dr. Jian Wu, assistant professor, on digital libraries and mining scholarly big data. The project will leverage cutting-edge technologies in machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and big data. It will involve information extraction, classification, and retrieval from scholarly big data corpora, including but not limited to electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), and research papers. Specific tasks include typed-entity and relation extraction, citation graph generation and analysis, developing search engine systems, building multiclass and multilabel classification models, and applying word-embedding on text retrieval and summarization tasks. The lab directed by Dr. Jian Wu will closely collaborate with the Computer Science department at Virginia Tech and/or the CiteSeerX group at the Pennsylvania State University, regarding data and software sharing as well as online meetings. For more details about Dr. Jian Wu, including his research interest and publications, please see https://www.cs.odu.edu/~jwu.

The starting date of the position is Spring 2020. Exceptions may be made if the applicants can start in Fall, 2019. The requirements include the following:

The applicant shall have a Bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following subject domains: Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics. A Master’s degree in the above fields is a plus.
The applicant should have solid programming and algorithmic skills, preferentially in Python. Experience with packages such as scikit-learn, tensorflow, and/or NLTK is a plus.
The applicant should have relevant training, experience and/or publications, regarding at least one of the following subjects: database systems, information retrieval, natural language processing, machine learning, and big data.


Old Dominion University



Educational level:

Bachelor’s Degree

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