2 PhD Position, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, University of Luxembourg

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

• 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 and F1-070061
• Starting date: September 1, 2020 (or earlier for one of the positions)
• Duration: 3 years, extendable by 1 year
• Doctoral student status at the University of Luxembourg
• Deadline for applications: April 15, 2020

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:

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

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

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)

All applications should be sent via this link:
Deadline: April 15, 2020

Further Information:

Scientific questions should be addressed directly to Prof. Leon van der Torre (