[PlanetKR] PhD position in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning / Artificial Intelligence, TU Graz

Johannes Wallner wallner at ist.tugraz.at
Wed Sep 7 07:51:10 UTC 2022

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The recently created Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR) group 
at the Institute of Software Technology, Graz University of Technology, 

a funded PhD student position

within knowledge representation and reasoning, and with a particular 
focus in the field of Computational Argumentation in Artificial 

Central aims of Computational Argumentation are to investigate 
representations of arguments, study their relationships, and perform 
automated argumentative reasoning, with application domains, e.g., in 
medical or legal reasoning, and eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI).

With the PhD project, we will advance the state of the art of 
foundational research on the complex reasoning process underlying 
argumentation. You will work on tasks ranging from representational 
aspects, such as preference handling and explainability, to 
computational aspects, such as complexity analysis and algorithmic 
solutions for challenging (NP-hard) reasoning tasks.

We are looking for motivated and talented applicants with good 
university degrees (MSc or equivalent) in Computer Science or 
Mathematics (or comparable fields), and with solid background in one or 
more of:
-logic, knowledge representation and reasoning, non-monotonic reasoning,
-logic programming, answer set programming, Boolean satisfiability,
-formal methods in computer science, e.g., computational complexity theory,
-graph theory, discrete mathematics, or
-strong implementation skills motivated by challenging combinatorial 
problems and interest in theory.

The position is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), full-time, 
and fixed-term for three years. The contract will be under the 
collective agreement for university employees at TU Graz. Candidates 
should be independent in organising their work, keen on working with 
teams of experts (project partners), and fluent in English, oral and 
written. Starting time can be as soon as possible, but some degree of 
flexibility is possible.

An inclusive environment and balancing family and career are important 
aspects to the group and university. We encourage women to apply.

Applications with
-a full curriculum vitae,
-a statement of your research interest,
-your Master's thesis and a list of subjects studied (together with 
grades), and
-other relevant documents (e.g., recommendation letters)
should be sent electronically to Assistant Professor Johannes P. 
Wallner, if possible as a single pdf file. In case of questions, don't 
hesitate to contact Wallner for more information.

Deadline for applications is September 30, 2022.

-Contact Johannes P. Wallner: 
-Group webpage: https://www.tugraz.at/institute/ist/research/group-wallner/
-This call for applications: 

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