REF :  SNT-PhD-SECO-RatArch-1112

Fixed-term contract 3 years, full-time (40 hrs/week)

Your Role

You will work in the Individual and Collective Reasoning Group ( of Prof. Leon van der Torre. The position is embedded in the RationalArchitecture project, which is done in collaboration with Prof. Erik Proper of the CRP Henri Tudor and funded by the National Research Fund in Luxembourg (FNR).

The goal of the PhD project is to develop and evaluate a general logical framework for the analysis of complex high-level decisions (about enterprise architecture, or research strategies) in knowledge gathering and processing institutions (e.g. companies in the finance sector, or research centers). Advanced techniques from knowledge representation (e.g. nonmonotonic reasoning) and multi-agent systems (e.g. action logics) will be applied and generalized to model the dynamics and uncertainty characteristic of such a socio-epistemic context.

You will perform research in the indicated are in the context of the RationalArchitecture project. You will prepare a doctoral thesis within the “Doctoral School of Computer Science and Computer Engineering”, supervised by Prof. Leon van der Torre and you will contribute to teaching activities, 1-3 hours per week and semester.

Your profile
  • MSc in Computer Science
  • Strong background in knowledge representation, applied logic, multi-agent systems
  • Interest in Enterprise Architecture as application domain
  • Strong analytical capacities, creativity, and commitment
  • Very good written and oral English skills, a working knowledge of German/French is an advantage
We offer

A 3-year contract, full-time (40 hours/week), with a possible extension to 4 years
A Student assignment under employment contract with limited teaching activities
An international dynamic research-oriented environment
The University is an equal opportunity employer


Applications, written in English should be submitted online

and should include:

  •  An introduction letter indicating your motivation
  • A detailed Curriculum vitae
  • A transcript of the grades you received in your Bachelor and Master program
  • A short description of your master thesis
  • The names and contact details of two referees

Deadline for applications: December 15th, 2012

Further Information

For inquiries please contact: Prof. Leon van der Torre,