Two fully funded PhD positions available

I have two fully funded PhD positions available in the context of the FAETE project.
The positions are for three years and come with no teaching duties! (There is also possibility for an extension to four years with 25% compulsory duties.) Starting date can be as early as Sept 2015, but no later than Jan 2016.

Further details and application are on Jobbnorge.
Application deadline: Aug 3, 2015

4M NOK funding from ToppForsk-UiS

I received 4M NOK external funding (~440K EUR) from the ToppForsk programme to work on the FAETE project (From Answering Engines to Task-completion Engines). ToppForsk is a research programme for outstanding young researchers, put in place by the University of Stavanger in cooperation with Universitetsfondet. The official announcement with more details about the programme and its 2015 winners can be found here (in Norwegian). The project, with a total project budget of 9.7M NOK (over 1M EUR), will allow me to spend 60% of my time on research for the following 4 years and will fund 2 PhD students (announcements will follow in due time).