PhD Scholarships in Decentralised Multimodal Knowledge Graphs
Posted : 18 April 2023
Closes : 15 May 2023
Location : Galway

Funding for PhD scholarships (stipend plus fees) is available at the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics ( at the University of Galway.

The Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics brings together researchers from across Ireland to create a critical mass of more than 400 researchers from Ireland’s leading ICT clusters. Researchers at Insight carry out research on a new generation of data analytics technologies in a number of key application domain areas, such as Health and Human Performance, Smart Communities, Internet of Things, Enterprise and Services, Sustainability, and Operations.

Knowledge graphs are a powerful tool for representing and reasoning about complex and interconnected data. They have numerous applications in areas such as healthcare, finance, and education. A key challenge is building and maintaining large-scale multimodal knowledge graphs. Specifically, the PhD studentships will explore the use of decentralised multimodal knowledge graph techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of knowledge graph construction and management. The research will focus on developing distributed algorithms for knowledge graph construction and management that can handle large volumes of multimodal data and scale to meet the demands of real-world applications. This will entail designing methods for continuous updates of knowledge graphs that can accommodate new information as it becomes available, while maintaining the consistency and accuracy of the graph.  The PhD studentships will explore fundamental research on models and techniques for multimodal event processing, data engineering and knowledge graph engineering and management. 

Applicants should have : 

  • At least 2.1 grade (or equivalent) in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Computer Science or related discipline. 
  • A basic understanding of research methodology is expected
  • Expertise in experimental design is desired but not a requirement.
  • Knowledge of ML/DL techniques for Distributional Semantics is a plus.
  • Non-native English speakers require a IELTS(6.5)/TOEFL (88)

Each student will receive a scholarship including a tax-free stipend of €19,000 per year for four years, full coverage of tuition fees, funds for conference travel, and an equipment allowance. The positions are open for both EU and non-EU candidates. The anticipated start-date is September 2023.

Application procedure: Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter and  CV to using “PhD Scholarships in “Decentralised Multimodal Knowledge Graphs 2023” in the subject line. 

Deadline for applications is 15th May 2023.