[Jun 25] PhD in Socially Adaptive Computing (AI/Data Science)
Posted: 29 May 2017 05:49 PM
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Interesting PhD position for people with an interest / background in AI/Data Science


1 PhD position and 1 postdoc position on Socially Adaptive Computing

Group: Interactive Intelligence, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Project leader: Dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk
Deadline for application: June 25th, 2017
More information: http://ii.tudelft.nl/~birna/projects/CoreSAEP.html


You will be working on the CoreSAEP project (Computational Reasoning for Socially Adaptive Electronic Partners), an 800K personal grant (Vidi) for Dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk, funded by NWO. 

The goal of the project is to develop techniques for creating software that understands norms and values of people, which we call Socially Adaptive Computing. Through development of formal models we lay the foundations for intelligent supportive technology that can take into account social relations and human values, for example privacy, freedom and safety, when taking decisions on our behalf. Decisions may concern, e.g., which data to share with whom or who to contact if help is needed. This becomes more and more important with the rise of AI and Data Science and the increasing pervasiveness of intelligent technology in our daily lives.


The applicant has a Master’s degree (and in case of applying for a postdoc also a PhD) in computer science or artificial intelligence and a good command of the English language. We are looking for candidates with expertise in formal methods, knowledge representation and reasoning, or related areas. We invite applications across the spectrum from fundamental to more applied. Some expertise in or affinity with ethics of information technology is useful. We seek candidates who have an open mind and who are inspired by the opportunity to contribute to shaping the digital society of the future.


- a PhD position (4 years) and a postdoc position (2 years)
- salary for a PhD position is EUR2222 to EUR2840 per month gross, and for a postdoc position EUR2558 to EUR4084 per month gross
- conditions of employment include a customizable compensation package and discount on health insurance
- enrolment in the TU Delft Graduate School (PhD position)
- excellent multidisciplinairy research environment and opportunities for personal development
- extensive network of national and international collaborators


Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled. The first round of interviews will be conducted based on applications received by June 25th 2017. Informal inquiries about these positions can be sent to Birna van Riemsdijk (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

PhD position (EWI2017-17): https://vacature.beta.tudelft.nl/vacaturesite/permalink/597494/?lang=en
Postdoc position (EWI2017-16): https://vacature.beta.tudelft.nl/vacaturesite/permalink/597493/?lang=en

To apply, please submit the following application material to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and state the vacancy number in the subject line of the email:

(1) Curriculum Vitae (with publications if you have any).
(2) Course lists with grades and degree certificates
(3) A letter of application in which you explain both your motivation and the relevance of your skills and experience for this research project. The motivational letter should be on-topic, generic letters will cause your application to be rejected immediately.
(4) A list of 3 (academic) references that we can contact
(5) When applying for a PhD position: your MSc thesis in English (or alternatively if your MSc thesis is not in English, a 5-page summary of your MSc thesis in English). When applying for the postdoc position: your PhD thesis (or a draft thereof) and a detailed list of your publications.

Dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk
assistant professor
Interactive Intelligence Group
Department of Intelligent Systems
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 4
2628 CD Delft
The Netherlands
Website: http://ii.tudelft.nl/~birna/
Twitter: @mbirna