The Data Science Chair at JMU Würzburg  as a member of the Center for AI and Data
Science (CAIDAS) offers two positions for doctoral researchers (m/w/d) in the area of
Both positions are bound to a project, with an initial duration of two years with the
possibility of further extension. Payment is at the level of E13 according to the German
federal wage agreement scheme (TV-L). Candidates are expected to have a strong background
in computer science and mathematics, with a specialisation in machine learning and
interest in the topic of one of the projects.
The first project is focused on the development and application of methods to enrich live
chats of typical stream platforms like Twitch.tv with links to relevant information: you
will work with industry partners to analyse the current topics of discussions in live
chats and provide links to the partners' websites with information about these topics.
This will be done, for example, by developing metric learning methods to find accurate
representations of the available content and matching them with the current topics as well
as the users' interests.
The second project, HydrAS , has a stronger focus on theoretical research. Here, you
have the opportunity to work on our HypTrails method, which can be used to compare
different hypotheses about user behaviour by means of bayesian statistics. HydrAS aims to
extend this method with (semi-)automatic generation and testing of hypotheses as well as
include more powerful statistical models like continuous time Markov chain models.
Please send your application (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, academic records) at
your earliest convenience, but no later than September 4th, 2022, to Prof. Dr. Andreas
Hotho (dmir-jobs(a)uni-wuerzburg.de). You are welcome to contact us on the same address for