Research Openings at Telefonica Research in Madrid, Spain

Research scientists, visiting professors, post-docs, interns
Areas: Machine Learning, Data Mining, User Modeling, Personalization, Business Intelligence.

Telefonica Research in Madrid has several research openings at all levels in the new Data Mining and User Modeling research group, which focuses on human-centered approaches to data analysis for customer modeling, personalization, and decision support. A special emphasis of the group is on principled data analysis taking transdisciplinary approaches that consider sociocultural context and personal preferences.

Selected candidates are expected, and will have the opportunity to develop and lead their own area of research, with significant support from our engineering teams. Individuals must therefore be able to carry out leading independent research while working closely within an interdisciplinary team.

Requirements: Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a related field, a strong publication
record, and experience in data mining, machine learning, or user modeling (see web). Interdisciplinary background and interests and/or experience in social aspects of computing considered favorably (technology for developing regions, culture-aware computing, etc.). Successful candidates will be highly motivated, creative, dynamic, fluent in English, have excellent communication skills (written and oral), and be able to interact well in international, multidisciplinary, R&D teams. Knowledge of Spanish is not necessary.

Telefonica Research offers an internationally competitive salary and benefits package (flexible working schedule, Spanish classes, lunch subsidy, full medical coverage, etc.) in an international, dynamic work environment in Spain’s largest and most international city. As one of the most important European capitals, Madrid offers a vast array of cultural activities, convenient international air connections and some of the best restaurants and nightlife in the continent. Telefonica is a world leader in the telecommunication sector, with presence in over 23 countries and over 218 million customer accesses (2007), offering Services such as mobile & fixed line phone, ISP, IPTV, web portals, and others.

Inquiries and applications should be sent to Dr. Alejandro Jaimes (email: ajaimes AT with the subject line “TID Research Application-ML”. There is no deadline: positions will be open until filled.

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