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Open Postdoc Position

Topic: Ontology-mediated query answering with description logics and/or existential rules.

Full details on the position and application procedure can be found here.

Deadline for application: April 1st, 2016

Contacts: Meghyn Bienvenu and Marie-Laure Mugnier


Open Postdoc Position

Title: Social Choice and Argumentation –  INRIA GraphIK, University Montpellier, France

Description:  In the context of the EU H2020 project NOaW, we are seeking a postdoctoral Fellow with a strong background in the areas of Argumentation, Social Choice and Preference Handling for a 1 year contract. The goal of NoAW project is to generate innovative and efficient approaches to convert growing agricultural waste into eco-efficient bio products with direct benefits for various stakeholders: environment, economy and EU consumer. Argumentation and computational social choice methods will be used to extract aggregated stakeholder requirements, accepted solutions and preferences.

Key Selection Criteria: A PhD in Computer Science and a strong record of research publication; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively with external stakeholders from multi-disciplinary domains and Demonstrated high level of self-motivation and personal management skills.

Contact: To apply, please send a complete CV together with the names and contact information of three referees by e-mail to Madalina Croitoru and Patrice Buche. Please write subject title: Postdoctoral Fellow NoAW application

Deadline of Application:  1st April 2016. Start date: Flexible Sept / October 2016. Duration 1 year.


 PhD in argumentation and decision making at Montpellier

The position is within the INRIA GraphIK research group. GraphIK (Graphs for Inferences on Knowledge) is a joint team between INRIA (Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée center), the University of Montpellier, CNRS and INRA: More information about Montpellier here.

Project description: The topic is within the general area of knowledge representation and reasoning with inconsistent knowledge and argumentation.The research focus of the thesis will be centered around the further exploration of argumentation semantics for decision making. For example, as opposed to classical semantics in argumentation where an argument is killed by an attack, ranking semantics simply weaken the position of the argument. However many open questions still remain: how this impacts decision making when using argumentation? How to explain ranking semantics outputs to the user? etc. The candidate will explore formal properties of such semantics and their suitability in real world applications involving decision making and reasoning under inconsistency with existential rules. An important theoretical knowledge representation background is required. Implementation skills are a plus. The argumentation ranking semantics developped in the thesis will be evaluated in a real world application in the framework of the H2020 European project NoAW (No Agro-Waste: Innovative approaches to turn agricultural waste into ecological and economic assets, 2016-2019).The PhD student candidate has to proficient in written and oral English.

Contact:To apply, please send a complete CV together with the names and contact information of two referees by e-mail to Madalina Croitoru and Patrice Buche. Please write subject title: PhD Position NoAW application

Deadline of Application:  15th April 2016. Start date: October 2016. Duration: 3 years.

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