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1 PhD student (doctoral candidate) in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning within the DILLAN training program, 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

• 1 PhD student (doctoral candidate) in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning within the DILLAN training program

DILLAN – DigitaLisation, Law, And Innovation – is an interdisciplinary program for Phd students in Law and Computer Science (https://wwwen.uni.lu/research/fdef/dl/dillan), funded by the PRIDE scheme of the FNR (National Research Fund, Luxembourg).

In the context of 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
• Experimental studies on explanation in legal reasoning
• Integration of non-symbolic and symbolic techniques

Your Task

• 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

Your Profile

• A Master degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
• Solid background in knowledge representation and reasoning
• Active participation in the interdisciplinary activities of our group
• Strong analytical capacity, creativity, and commitment
• Very 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)

Basic data:

• Ref: UOL03643
• Starting date: September 2021 (flexible)
• Basic duration: 3 years, extendable by 1 year
• Doctoral student status at the University of Luxembourg
• Deadline for applications: June 30, 2021

Application through the University of Luxembourg’s recruitment site: http://emea3.mrted.ly/2ppxg

1 PhD Position, AI Supported Digital Collaboration, University of Luxembourg

Funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of their partnership block grant programme IPBG, the University of Luxembourg has created the COLLABORATION 21 (C21) programme. C21 teams up researchers from the University with Cisco - the world leader in collaboration technologies and SCRIPT - Luxembourg’s national agency for innovation and digitalisation in schools. Together, they propose a highly interdisciplinary programme encompassing seven research challenges at the intersection of collaborative skills and AI technologies to support education and the workforce. C21 offers funding for 10 PhD and 4 post-doctoral candidates in total, with 6 PhD candidates and 1 post-doctoral candidate starting in wave 1 (July 01, 2021) and the remaining positions scheduled to start in early 2023.

Within the C21 project, the Individual and Collective Reasoning Group ICR (Department of Computer Science, University of Luxembourg), led by Prof. Leon van der Torre, is looking for

• 1 PhD students (doctoral candidate) in AI Supported Digital Collaboration.

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
• Collaborate strongly with all consortium partners
• Participate actively in joint C21 programme activities (mandatory; C21 colloquia and C21 days)

Your Profile

• A Master degree in Computer Science, AI, or a related discipline
• A Master degree in Computer Science, AI, or a related discipline
• Dedication to actively participate in the interdisciplinary activities of ICR
• Solid background in multi-agent systems, knowledge representation and reasoning, agreement technologies and some focus areas
• Strong interest in HCI and interdisciplinary research
• Strong analytical capacity, creativity, and commitment
• Very good written and spoken English skills ; proficiency in French or German is a plus

Our Offer

A dynamic, well-connected international research environment
An exceptional opportunity to be part of an innovative academia-industry partnership with access to cutting edge research facilities
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):

• Curriculum Vitae
• Digital copy of University diploma and a transcript of results
• Motivation letter detailing why you intend to undertake a PhD, an explanation of your motives for participating in this particular research programme, and expected learning outcomes/career perspectives
• A brief research proposal, stating how you intend to advance the state-of-the-art in the research topic
• Contact information of two references (we might contact them)
• List of publications (if applicable)

In Short:

• Contract type: fixed-term 36 months - extendable up to 48 months if required
• Work hours: full time 40.0 hours per week
• Status: doctoral student and University employee
• Location: MNO, Belval, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg

For further information concerning this position, please contact Prof. Leon van der Torre (leon.vanderorre@uni.lu) or Dr. Amro Najjar (amro.najjar@uni.luamro.najjar@uni.lu). To receive more information about the C21 programme, you can contact Prof. Vincent Koenig (vincent.koenig@uni.lu).