Partnerships

Visiting Professorship: We intensify our collaboration with the NII in Tokyo

Today I was appointed as Visiting Professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), effective 1. April 2018 for the forthcoming four years. I am very grateful for the generous support of the NII, and I am looking forward to visiting the NII approximately once or twice a year for a few weeks to collaborate on research relating to recommender systems, machine learning, natural language processing and our other research areas. I have been working closely together with the NII in Tokyo for quite a while, in particular with the Digital Content and Media Division and Prof Dr Akiko Aizawa. As such, I am glad to continue and intensify the collaboration for at least four years.

By Joeran Beel, ago

Jobs

Our working group is located in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Consequently, we offer positions primarily in Dublin. However, we closely cooperate with the University of Konstanz in Germany and the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo. Hence, if you are interested in working permanently or short-term (as a visitor) in either Konstanz or Tokyo, have a look further down this page. If you are a Bachelor or Master student at TCD have a look at our student’s corner. Important: Whenever you contact us, please provide detailed information about yourself (motivation to work with us, publications, CV), your intended project (brief proposal, previous publications), intended funding, potential start and end date of your work/visit, and, if applicable, about your current supervisor. Please Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago

Students

Open Positions Demonstrators For the upcoming Machine Learning module (beginning September 2018), we might be hiring one or two demonstrators who help us in designing and checking coursework, i.e. programming assignments. If you have experience in machine learning, including machine learning frameworks such as scikit-learn, please contact us. Go Abroad (to Tokyo) We are working closely with the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, and have, among others, initiated the Earrach Sakura Award for Master and PhD students at Trinity College Dublin and the ADAPT Centre. If you are a student at ADAPT or TCD, and would like to go to Tokyo for up to six months, read on here. Internships Every summer, we offer internships for undergraduate students as part of Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Jobs & Internships

We welcome two DAAD interns in recommender systems and machine learning (Dublin & Tokyo)

As part of the DAAD RISE Worldwide program, we were awarded two funded internship positions for two undergraduate students both being from Germany. The two interns will be conducting a research project as part of Mr. DLib in the fields of recommender systems, machine learning and natural language processing. Gordian (University of Munich / LMU) and Martin (Universty of Göttingen) will spend around three months with us over the summer — Gordian at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, and Martin at the ADAPT Centre and School of Computer Science at the Trinity College Dublin.

By Joeran Beel, ago
Mr. DLib

Several new publications: Mr. DLib, Lessons Learned, Choice Overload, Bibliometrics (Mendeley Readership Statistics), Apache Lucene, CC-IDF, TF-IDuF

In the past few weeks, we published (or received acceptance notices for) a number of papers related to Mr. DLib, research-paper recommender systems, and recommendations-as-a-service. Many of them were written during our time at the NII or in collaboration with the NII. Here is the list of publications: Beel, Joeran, Bela Gipp, and Akiko Aizawa. “Mr. DLib: Recommendations-as-a-Service (RaaS) for Academia.” In Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL), 2017. Beel, Joeran. “Real-World Recommender Systems for Academia: The Gain and Pain in Developing, Operating, and Researching them.” In 5th International Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval (BIR) at the 39th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR), 2017. [short version, official], [long version, arxiv] Beierle, Felix, Akiko Aizawa, and Joeran Beel. Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Mr. DLib

Farewell party for our visiting student Stefan Feyer

Stefan Feyer from the University of Konstanz had joined the Mr. DLib team for a six months internship. Yesterday, it was time to say goodbye to Stefan and we had a small farewell party at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo. We wish Stefan all the best for his future career and are grateful for all the work he did.

By Joeran Beel, ago
Academia

Various positions to work on research-paper recommender systems (Mr. DLib) and Docear (Bachelor/Master/PhD/Post-Doc)

Update on 2018-03-15: We Are Hiring 1 Software Engineer & 1 Software Architect / Product Owner for a Recommender-System Business Start-up   Updated on 2017-08-14: Here at Docear and Mr. DLib we have many exciting projects in the field of recommender systems, user modelling, personalisation, and adaptive systems (primarily with a focus on digital libraries but we are also open for domains such as health care, transportation, and tourism). If you are interested in pursuing any of the projects as part of a Bachelor, Master, or PhD thesis, as a post-doctoral researcher, or as a short-term research internship, read on. The projects We have a number of interesting projects but please consider the following list only as a suggestion. If you have Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Help Wanted

Students & PostDocs: We have open positions in Tokyo, Copenhagen, and Konstanz (2-24 months)

Update 2016-01-12: The salary in Tokyo would be around 1.600 US$ per month, not 1.400. 2015 has been a rather quiet year for Docear, but 2016 will be different. We have lots of ideas for new projects, and even better –  we have funding to pay at least 1 Master or PhD student, to help us implementing the ideas. There is also a good chance that we get more funding, maybe also for Bachelor students and postdoctoral researchers. The positions will be located in Tokyo, Copenhagen or Konstanz (Germany). In the following, there is a list of potential projects. If you are interested, please apply, and if you have own ideas, do not hesitate to discuss them with us. What exactly you Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago