2 OPEN POSTDOC/PHD POSITIONS ON TEMPORAL QUERY PROCESSING IN DATABASES FREE UNIVERSITY OF BOZEN-BOLZANO (UNIBZ), ITALY The Database Systems Group at UNIBZ has 2 open research positions (1 PostDoc and 1 PhD) in the area of temporal query processing in relational DBMSs. The research is funded by the iStep project and aims at boosting the efficiency and scalability of the Temporal Alignment (TA) framework (http://tpg.inf.unibz.it/), which is the first relational implementation with comprehensive temporal query support over interval-timestamped data. The research topics include: - new and customized temporal alignment primitives; - advanced cost estimates for temporal data; - equivalence rules between temporal primitives and RA operators. We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a good background in databases and a deep interest to work on algorithmic problems in a database context. In addition, good language skills in English, oral and written, are expected. The positions are available from now and shall be filled asap. The duration is initially 1 year + up to 2 years extension for the PostDoc, and 4 years for the PhD. If you are interested, please send asap an (informal) email including your CV to Johann Gamper: firstname.lastname@example.org The official application must be uploaded here: - PostDoc position: https://www.unibz.it/en/home/position-calls/positions-for-academic-staff/4972-informatics-prof-gamper-pos-4?group=18 - PhD position: https://www.unibz.it/en/home/position-calls/positions-for-academic-staff/4971-informatik-prof-gamper-pos-3?group=18 The application deadline for both positions is December 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM (noon).