We are looking for a PhD candidate in Knowledge Representation and
Reasoning at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
(IRIT) in Toulouse, France, with earliest starting date on 1st December
2018. The deadline for applications is 5 November 2018.
The PhD candidate will work under the supervision of Laurent Perrussel
and Umberto Grandi, as part of the recently funded ANR project on
“Auction Description Language and General Auction Player”:
This project aims at designing and implementing a General Auction Player
(GAP) that can interpret and reason about the
rules governing an auction-based market. To reach this scope, the
project aims to define a general Auction Description Language (ADL), a
logic-based language for representing the rules of an auction market,
which will then allow a player to reason strategically in different
environments. This project will provide insights on the practical
feasibility of the logic-based approach to strategic reasoning.
The successful candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the
University of Toulouse Capitole, located in the city center of Toulouse,
and will become part of the LILaC research group. The main focus of the
research group is the study of formal models of agents and their
interaction, from logical models to game-theoretic ones to collective
The PhD scholarship will last for three years with a net salary of
around 1700€/month (including teaching duties). Tasks of the PhD
candidate will include writing a PhD thesis, attending regular research
seminars and meetings of the research group, publish and present her or
his work regularly at international conferences and workshop, and
participate to the organisation of scientific meetings and events.
Teaching duties can be included up to a maximum of 64 hours per year.
Applicants should hold a Master degree in Computer Science or a close
discipline. Further requirements are an excellent track record, a strong
drive towards fundamental research and academic work, and full
proficiency in English.
Previous knowledge of topics related to Knowledge Representation,
Algorithmic Game Theory, and Multiagent Systems in general is an advantage.
Knowledge of French language is not required. Successful applicants will
have the opportunity to learn French during their stay.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to make contact with Laurent
Perrussel (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications, consisting of a
single PDF file including a detailed CV, a motivation letter of at most
2 pages including a description of the candidate’s research interests, 2
recommendation letters, a copy of the official transcript of grades at
Master level, and a link to a Master thesis, should be submitted before
5 November 2018.
http://www.irit.fr/~Laurent.Perrussel – +33 (0)184.108.40.206.78
IRIT – Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
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