University of Luxembourg

PhD student (doctoral candidate) in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

University of Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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

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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.