Jobs & Internships

Living in Tokyo / Working at the NII

This page provides information for students who are interested in working at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) in Tokyo, Japan. This page focuses on students who are already accepted as internship students, or who want to get an idea what work and life in Tokyo will be like. If you are interested in applying for an internship as a student at TCD or ADAPT, talk to your supervisor and apply for the Earrach Sakura Award. If you are from another university, find out if your university has a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the NII. If your university has a MoU with the NII, find out who the coordinator at your university is, and contact the coordinator. Impressions To Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Partnerships

2-week visit at the NII Tokyo: Dagstuhl-Seminar Presentation, Recommender-System and Machine-Learning Research, …

From the 19th of June until the 2nd of July 2018, I am in Japan at the National Institute of Informatics (NII). It is my first visit as Visiting Professor at the NII, and I am working with Professor Akiko Aizawa on a recommender-system and machine-learning project. Besides that work, there are many interesting presentations and other visitors at the NII. Among others, Prof. Dr. Raimund Seidel is visiting. Prof. Seidel is the organizer of the prestigious Dagstuhl seminar. Dagstuhl enables leading researchers in computer science meet for a few days to discuss the latest advancements and challenges in their fields. The NII is organizing a similar seminar series, the Shonan seminars, and Prof. Seidel shared his experience with organizing the Dagstuhl in a Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
Partnerships

MoU between the National Institute of Informatics (NII) and Trinity College Dublin (TCD) / SCSS / ADAPT

After being appointed as a visiting professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII) a few weeks ago, there is more good news. The NII has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the School of Computer Science and Statistics (SCSS) of Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the ADAPT Research Centre. The MoU originates from our long-term collaboration with the NII and outlines a partnership between TCD/SCSS/ADAPT and the NII. The goal of the partnership is to: Engage in joint efforts in research Work together in the area of institute management Exchange administrative and managerial staff Collaborate with industry and agencies for public administration and public services Exchange of research and academic staff and students We begin the collaboration with two projects. First, PhD Read more…

By Joeran Beel, ago
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

Teaching and FYP/Dissertation Supervision Teaching (Module Descriptions) Final Year Projects / Dissertations (Guidelines and list of ~90 project ideas) Jobs and Internships If you are a PhD student interested in a position or research visit, please have a look at our normal job section. Student Jobs (Demonstrators) in Dublin (for TCD students) Student Internships in Dublin (for Irish/TCD students) Student Internships in Dublin (for non-Irish students) Student Internships in Tokyo (for TCD/ADAPT and German students) Guidelines Academic Writing Software Tools for Academic Writing Living and Working in Dublin (information for students coming to Dublin) Living and Working in Tokyo (information for students going to Tokyo) Communication Guidelines  

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