[bull-ia] Post-doc Position (12 months) – Chaire IA BE4musIA (Belief Change for

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Post-doc Position – Chaire IA BE4musIA=
(Belief Change for Multi-Source Information Analysis) 


We are offering a post-doc=
position in artificial intelligence. 
This posit=
ion is in relation with the BE4musIA project (a French =C2=ABChaire IA=C2=
=BB project) that is dedicated to the study of tools coming from belief cha=
nge theory, and more generally from knowledge representation and reasoning,=
for improving multi-source information analysis.
** BE4musIA project in short
The aim of the BE4musIA project is to =
use and develop tools coming from knowledge representation and reasoni=
ng (KR) in order to perform an analysis of pieces of information comin=
g from different sources. The idea is to be able to produce at the sam=
e time an assessment of the reliability of the sources and a cohe=
rent view of the world that takes into account the received pieces of infor=
This problem of trying to find =
the most plausible beliefs from different sources providing conflicting pie=
ces of information is quite a frequent pattern. This is typically the =
case in applications in which one works with several sensors (that are=
typically not totally reliable), when one receives information f=
rom different agents (while some agents can be non-reliable, or, worse&nbsp=
;than that, with some agents being enemies trying to mislead you), or =
when one query several databases in order to answer to a query of a us=
Our aim is to study the basic=
abstract problem, using tools mainly coming from the knowledge repres=
entation and reasoning (KR) area, in particular methods coming from belief =
revision and belief merging, that formalize rational belief chang=
e, as well as inconsistency measures, which allows us to measure the e=
xtent to which certain pieces of information are in conflict with each=


** Topics for=
the position
We welcome a=
pplications in any subject related to the project, in particular:

o Belief Change

o Belief Merging

o Inconsistency handling

o Inconsistency m=
o Trust
o Reliability ass=
o Truth-tracking
o Query-=
answering using multiple sources
o Game Theory

o Social Choice Theory

** Environment
The Be4musIA (permanent) members are S=C3=A9bastien Konieczny (http://ww=
w.cril.fr/~konieczny), Zied Bouraoui (http://www.cril.fr/~bouraoui), Patricia Everaere(https://pro.univ-lille.fr=
/patricia-everaere-caillier/), Ramon Pino P=C3=A9rez (https://db=
lp.org/pid/96/1310.html), and Ivan Varzinczak (http://ijv.ovh).
The position will be at CRIL (http://www.cril.fr), a CNRS lab in Universit=C3=A9 d=E2=80=99Artois, Lens (North of France=
** Position


The contract is a 12 months ful=
l time position.
We are looking for a colleague with l=
ess than two years since PhD.
The salary is the standa=
rd one for French post-doc positions (around 2700=E2=82=AC (gross) per mont=
** Contact and Applica=
For any information or=
application please contact S=C3=A9bastien Konieczny (konieczny@cril.fr).=