Leibniz-DAAD research fellowship programme

Leibniz-DAAD fellowships offer highly-qualified, international postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to conduct research at a Leibniz Institute of their choice in Germany (German researchers are not allowed to apply). The candidate should have completed his/her doctoral studies recently. Such a fellowship allows post-doctoral researchers to pursue a project for which the respective Leibniz Institute can offer an adequate infrastructure and scientific environment.

At TIB, this is the case for topics stemming from the research areas of visual analytics, multimedia information retrieval, machine/deep learning, data science, open science, and related fields. For instance, possible project topics include:

  • Interrelations of visual and textual information
  • Search as learning, in particular, using multimodal information sources
  • Multimodal search in libraries and web archives
  • Intelligent exploration/representation/visualization of large media collections
  • Recommender systems for scientific publications (papers, videos, research data, etc.)
  • Deep learning for automatic annotation of media data (images, videos, 3D, etc.)
  • Usability aspects of search in large media collections
  • Visualization and visual storytelling in research information systems (e.g., VIVO)
  • Author disambiguation and persistent identifiers in research information systems (e.g., utilizing ORCID and DOI)
  • Content mining and content curation in the context of Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata
  • Collaborative development of Open Science training material
  • Decentralized protocols and apps (e.g., blockchain) in research and publishing

Further information (terms of fellowship etc.) regarding DAAD Leibniz fellowship can be found here.

Deadline for applications: 9th of March 2017.

In case you have any further questions regarding the fellowship, please contact:

Prof. Dr. Ralph Ewerth
Research Group Visual Analytics
E-Mail: ralph.ewerth@tib.eu


About TIB

In case of obtaining a DAAD scholarship at TIB, you will become a member of the respective Research Group. The Research Group Visual Analytics is headed by Prof. Dr. Ralph Ewerth, the Open Science Lab is headed by Lambert Heller. Prof. Ewerth is also a member of L3S Research Center at Leibniz Universität Hannover. As a consequence, there is a close collaboration with the L3S Research Center which is one of the world-wide leading institutes in the field of Web Science.

The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) is a public-law foundation of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. TIB is a member of the Leibniz Association and it assumed responsibility for operating the German National Library for technology, architecture, chemistry, information technology, mathematics and physics.

TIB conducts applied research and development to optimize the services it offers. The aim is to ensure that its unique collections, featuring steadily growing data volumes, can be retrieved and searched in a sustainable, future-proof manner. By cooperating with international research institutions, TIB creates the necessary infrastructures and resources, at the same time reinforcing its own innovative capacity. TIB is well-known for being a leading part of initiatives such as DataCite, RADAR (research data repository), and is a registration agency for DOIs (Digital Object Identifier), TIB’s AV Portal is a high-quality portal for scientific videos – to name a few innovative services provided by TIB.