[Asis-l] PostDoc Position in Personalization of IR at Rutgers University

Jacek Gwizdka asis at gwizdka.com
Tue Nov 13 17:00:52 EST 2007

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Department of Library and Information Science
School of Communication, Information and Library Studies



We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to collaborate on the 
project: Personalizing the Digital Library Experience, funded by the 
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. The position is for 
three years, beginning in January, 2008. The major responsibilities 
of the position are:

1.      development and implementation of experimental interactive 
information retrieval (IIR) systems;
2.      research in the use of machine learning (ML) techniques for 
personalization of IIR systems; and,
3.      collaboration with other members of the project team in 
conducting experiments and analyzing their results.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to participate in 
cutting-edge research in the highly significant area of 
personalization of access to information. Candidates should be 
comfortable working in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

A Ph.D. in Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field 
is required. Knowledge of and/or experience in IIR experimentation, 
ML techniques, and IR tools are all highly desirable, as is the 
ability to work in multiple operating systems and programming environments.

The Project Investigators are Nicholas J. Belkin, Jacek Gwizdka, and 
Xiangmin Zhang, and there will be three Graduate Assistants working 
on the project as well.

Salary level is in the range of $40K/year, plus an excellent benefits package.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, and a statement of their 
interest in the project and their ability to work in it to:

         Nicholas J. Belkin, nick at belkin.rutgers.edu

from whom further information about the project may be obtained. For 
more details about the project, please see the project web site: 

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