Postdoctoral researchers and PhD Students in database systems and theory recruiting

Last Updated: 20-Feb-2004

The Database Group at the University of Edinburgh is recruiting several post-doctoral researchers and PhD students in connection with a number of recently-funded database projects.

The positions are open to qualified researchers with interests in contributing to the following fields:

  • Data provenance, annotation and cleansing
  • XML storage and compression
  • Query evaluation and optimization
  • Peer to peer computation
  • Stream database systems
  • Data models, schema matching and information capacity
  • Data integration, publishing and transformations
  • Incremental/partial computation
  • Database security
  • Approximation algorithms
  • Scientific databases
  • Databases and high-performance computing
  • Digital curation

We invite outstanding candidates in any relevant area, especially people with with a good grounding in the principles of computer science to apply. Postdoctoral researchers should also be prepared to assume some leadership in the development of the research of the database group.

Interested candidates should contact one of

  • Peter Buneman -- opb
  • Wenfei Fan -- wenfei
  • Stratis Viglas -- sviglas
    all at

The School of Informatics of the University of Edinburgh has recently committed to building up its strength in databases. It is one of the top-ranked computer science departments in the UK. In the last UK ratings, it was the only Computer Science school in the UK to achieve a "5*A" rating. It has traditional strengths in programming languages, logic in computer science and artificial intelligence.

As the capital of Scotland and a remarkably attractive city, Edinburgh is is itself a magnet for many international scientific activities. It is also within easy reach of Scotland's spectacular countryside, and it is rated as one of the most "livable" cities in the UK. Edinburgh is a natural hub for teaching and research within the whole of Scotland. Moreover, within Edinburgh there are numerous users of advanced database technology who are forming natural partnerships with database research.

Topic revision: r2 - 08 Apr 2010 - 13:27:30 - ApostolosApostolidis
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