PhD student (doctoral candidate) in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research university.

The Individual and Collective Reasoning Group ICR (Department of Computer Science), led by Prof. Leon van der Torre, is looking for a :

PhD student (doctoral candidate) in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

with a special interest and background in one or several of the following areas :

  • Belief dynamics for AIs
  • Causal reasoning, Logic-based Explainable AI
  • Deontic logic, AI Ethics
  • Formal argumentation, nonmonotonic reasoning
  • Reasoning under uncertainty and inconsistency
  • Ref : F1-070075
  • Starting date : September 1, 2020 (or earlier)
  • Duration : 3 years, extendable by 1 year
  • Student and employee status
  • 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 : leon.vandertorre uni.lu

    Your Profile

  • 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
  • We 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
  • The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer and applications by women are encouraged
  • Further Information

    Application Documents (in English) :

  • Letter of motivation
  • A one-page sketch of research interests and intentions in line with ICR
  • Full CV
  • Transcript of academic records (including grades) and copies of diplomas
  • Names of at least two references willing to write a letter of recommendation (they will be contacted by us)
  • Deadline : April 15, 2020.

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