[Humanist] 23.737 PhD studentship in CS at Luxembourg

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Thu Apr 1 07:44:46 CEST 2010

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 737.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:18:44 +0100
        From: Richard Booth <richard.booth at uni.lu>
        Subject: Open PhD position (Luxembourg/Lens): Dynamics of Argumentation

The University of Luxembourg is inviting applications for a 2+2-year PhD
position in Computer Science (ref. number F1-070088).

The position is embedded in a project "Dynamics of Argumentation"
(http://icr.uni.lu/dynarg/DYNARG/Home.html), which is a common project
between the Individual and Collective Reasoning (ICR) group at the Computer
Science and Communication Research Unit (CSC) in Luxembourg (Responsible:
Leon van der Torre) and the Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Lens
(CRIL) at the Université d'Artois, in Lens, France (Responsible: Souhila
Kaci). The position is foreseen as a co-tutuelle position, that is the
student will receive a degree from both universities.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on abstract argumentation
theory and belief dynamics.


* A 2+2-year PhD position in Computer Science* Work in cooperation with 2 first class and highly active
research groups (ICR and CRIL) in a friendly working environment;
* Salary: 2300 Euros/month (gross)
* Starting date: as soon as possible.


* Candidates must hold a master degree in computer science or related areas;
* The ideal candidate should have a strong background in logic-based
approaches to artificial intelligence, e.g., in knowledge
representation, reasoning about uncertainty, or reasoning about preferences.
* Candidates should be proficient in mathematical reasoning and be
capable of working with abstract concepts.
* Candidates should possess good oral and written English skills.

Applications should include an introduction letter indicating the
motivation, a detailed CV including copies of the MSc diploma and
information about the grades, and the names and contact details of two
referees. We accept only electronic submissions, which should be sent to
Richard Booth (richard.booth at uni.lu) and Leon van der Torre
(leon.vandertorre at uni.lu), quoting the reference number for this position
F1-070088. The deadline for applications is **April 15, 2010**.

More information can be obtained from Richard Booth (richard.booth at uni.lu).

DYNARG project homepage: http://icr.uni.lu/dynarg/DYNARG/Home.html
University of Luxembourg homepage: http://www.uni.lu
ICR homepage: http://http://icr.uni.lu
CRIL homepage: http://www.cril.univ-artois.fr

The University of Luxembourg, which was founded in 2003, is a research
university at the heart of Europe. The Computer Science and
Communication Research (CSC) research unit, which belongs to the Faculty
of Science, Technology and Communication and counts around 150 people,
is located in the city of Luxembourg, next to the European Institutions.

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