KU Leuven

PhD Position in Stream Reasoning

2024-06-30 (Europe/Brussels)
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The PhD researcher will be part of the Stream Intelligence Lab under the supervision of Prof. Pieter Bonte. This vacancy is situated within the Science and Technology at campus Kulak in Kortrijk which provides education in a wide range of bachelor's programs in sciences, including computer science, informatics, mathematics, and physics, as well as the pathway to engineering. The lab is affiliated with the Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence (DTAI) Section of the Department of Computer Science of the KU Leuven.
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Stream Reasoning is an emerging research field that investigates how decisions can be made from data streams before insights become outdated. Data streams refer to continuous flows of data that are constantly generated, for example, by sensors. Since data streams change rapidly, more recent insights are typically much more valuable.
Stream Reasoning is an interdisciplinary field within artificial intelligence that combines knowledge-driven techniques from logic with data-driven techniques from machine learning to quickly draw actionable insights from various data streams.
Stream Reasoning has numerous applications, such as in autonomous vehicles, robotics, web analytics, and the Internet of Things. In terms of applications, our lab focuses mainly on Internet of Things applications and the realization of Edge processing.


  • You have a master's degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence or similar.
  • You are interested in Logic, Machine Learning, Knowledge Graphs, Stream Processing, the Internet of Things, Edge processing and efficient implementation of algorithms.
  • You are interested in both theoretical investigation and practical implementation of prototypes.
  • You can work independently and collaborate well in a team.
  • You have an interest in cutting-edge research, initiative, and enjoy presenting about the research that interests you.
  • You can fluently express yourself in English, both spoken and written.


You will receive a PhD scholarship to join our lab and pursue your doctoral studies. Initially, this full-time position is offered on a one-year contract, with the possibility of extension based on your performance and the acquisition of additional funding. The ultimate objective is to complete your PhD within a four-year timeframe.
The research will be based at campus Kulak in Kortrijk. Next to the research within your PhD, you will contribute to the education of our students by supporting lectures and lab sessions.


For more information please contact Prof.  Pieter Bonte, mail: pieter.bonte@kuleuven.be.

KU Leuven strives for an inclusive, respectful and socially safe environment. We embrace diversity among individuals and groups as an asset. Open dialogue and differences in perspective are essential for an ambitious research and educational environment. In our commitment to equal opportunity, we recognize the consequences of historical inequalities. We do not accept any form of discrimination based on, but not limited to, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, ethnic or national background, skin colour, religious and philosophical diversity, neurodivergence, employment disability, health, or socioeconomic status. For questions about accessibility or support offered, we are happy to assist you at this email address.

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PhD Position in Stream Reasoning
Oude Markt 13 Leuven, Belgium
Application deadline
2024-06-30 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)
2024-06-30 23:59 (CET)
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