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University of Luxembourg

Post-doc position in Explainable Artificial Intelligence

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of MathematicsPhysicsEngineeringComputer ScienceLife Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

Your Role...

Funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of CHISTERA multi-lateral research program, the AI Robolab (a social robot lab at the computer science department of the university of Luxembourg) hires a post-doc researcher in the EXPECTATION (CHIST-ERA) project. The project involves partners from Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, and Luxembourg, and is mainly interested in developing novel XAI mechanisms. Explainable AI (XAI) has recently emerged proposing a set of techniques attempting to explain machine learning (ML) models. The recipients (explainee) are intended to be humans or other intelligent virtual entities. Transparency, trust, and debuging are the underlying features calling for XAI. However, in real world settings, systems are distributed, data are heterogeneous, the “system” knowledge is bounded, and privacy concerns are subject to variable constraints. Current XAI approaches cannot cope with such requirements. One aim of this project is to address this limitation.

Your Role

  • Conducting high-quality research within the EXPECTATION project
  • Presentation of research findings at workshops and conferences
  • Publication of scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals
  • Collaborate strongly with all consortium partners
  • Write project proposals to attract funding
  • Participate actively in joint EXPECTATION
What we expect from you…
  • A PhD degree in Artificial intelligence
  • Dedication to actively participate in the interdisciplinary activities of the AI Robolab.
  • Evidence of high quality continuing research including a demonstrated track record in quality publications
  • Ability to attract research funding both on the national and European levels.
  • Solid background in multi-agent systems, machine learning and robot programming
  • Interest in HCI and interdisciplinary research
  • Strong analytical capacity, creativity, and commitment
  • Very good written and spoken English skills ; proficiency in French or German is a plus

Our Offer...

  • A dynamic, well-connected international research environment
  • An exceptional opportunity to be part of an innovative academia-industry partnership with access to cutting edge research facilities
  • Financial support for participating in scientific activities (workshops, conferences, summer schools, etc.)
  • An attractive salary and employment contract including social insurance
  • The University of Luxembourg is an equal opportunity employer and applications
In Short...
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Belval
  • Job Reference: UOL04473
How to apply...

Applications in English should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivation letter detailing why how your profile, experience and research projects fit with the position
  • A brief research proposal, stating how you intend to advance the state-of-the-art in the research topic
  • Contact information of two references (we might contact them)
  • List of publications

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR). 
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
Further information...

For further information concerning this position, please contact Dr. Amro Najjar (amro.najjar@uni.lu) or Professor Leon van der Torre (leon.vandertorre@uni.lu).

Job details

Title
Post-doc position in Explainable Artificial Intelligence
Location
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi , Luxembourg
Published
2021-10-14
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