PhD student (doctoral researcher) in Legal Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.


The Individual and Collective Reasoning Group ICR (Department of Computer Science, University of Luxembourg), led by Prof.

Leon van der Torre, is looking for a Doctoral researcher.

In the context of the Doctoral Training Unit on DigitaLisation, Law And Innovation (DTU DILLAN),

we are looking for someone with a special interest or background in one or several of the following areas :

  • Knowledge representation and reasoning with applications to law
  • Applied formal argumentation.
  • Explainable AI for trustworthy systems.
  • Integration of non-symbolic and symbolic techniques.
  • Experimental studies on the explanation of legal reasoning.
  • Your role :

  • Writing a doctoral dissertation in the relevant area
  • Presentation of research findings at workshops and conferences
  • Publication of scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Moderate participation in teaching activities
  • For further inquiries please contact Prof. Leon van der Torre :

    What we expect from you

  • A Master degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Dedication to actively participate in the interdisciplinary activities of ICR
  • Solid background in knowledge representation and reasoning, and some focus areas
  • Strong analytical capacity, creativity, and commitment
  • Good written and spoken English skills
  • Our Offer

  • A dynamic, well-connected international research environment
  • Financial support for participating in scientific activities (workshops, conferences, summer schools, etc.)
  • An attractive salary and employment contract including social insurance
  • Enrolment in the Doctoral School in Science and Engineering (DSSE) with a wide offer of disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses
  • Contract Type : 36 months fixed-term contract (extendable to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Foreseen starting date : as soon as possible
  • Location : Belval
  • Employee ans student status
  • Job Reference : UOL03643
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