[FOM] POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN LOGIC, Milan
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN LOGIC
Project: Logical Foundations and Applications of Depth-Bounded Probability
Duration: 2 years
Deadline for application: 9 November 2018
Link to the call: [http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/assegni_ricerca/123679.htm] (applicants are advised to contact the PIs of the project, Marcello D'Agostino <marcello.dagostino at unimi.it mailto:marcello.dagostino at unimi.it > or Hykel Hosni <hykel.hosni at unimi.it mailto:hykel.hosni at unimi.it >, for further information about formal requirements).
Department of Philosophy - University of Milan "La Statale"
We are looking for a very strong and highly motivated postdoctoral
researcher in Logic to join Marcello D'Agostino and Hykel Hosni who are
the PIs of the project "Logical Foundations and Applications of
Depth-Bounded Probability". This project is part of a 5 years
"Excellence Scheme" which has been awarded in 2017 to The Department of
Philosophy at the University of Milan "La Statale" in recognition of its
leading role in research and innovative teaching.
The successful candidate will work on the "Logical Foundations and
Applications of Depth-Bounded Probability" project. Its overarching
goal of is a formal theory of uncertainty quantification,
argumentation and decision-making which is both epistemologically
robust, and practically applicable. The motivating idea of this
project is the observation that real-world reasoners possess limited
resources. However, standard probabilistic methods systematically
disregard this feature and impose constraints that realistic
forecasters may never be able to attain. This project takes up the
challenge of developing a logically sound, computationally feasible
and therefore practically applicable theory of rational reasoning and
decision making under uncertainty.
For more precise details and bibliographic references please see
D’Agostino, M., T. Flaminio, and H. Hosni. 2016. "Rational Beliefs
Real Agents Can Have – A Logical Point of View". Journal of Machine
Learning Research Workshop and Conference Proceedings 58, 97-109,
Freely available online at
- present intermediate research results at international workshops and
- deliver publications in cooperation with the PIs;
- contribute to research activities of the Department, including the
PI's research network
We will also expect you to help with the organizational tasks
connected to the project, including the organisation and attendance of
seminars related to the project.
Strong PhD in Logic and related areas with a solid background in at
least two of the following:
- non classical logics
- computational complexity
- probability theory
- formal argumentation theory
- decision theory
The ideal candidate has a very promising research profile and has the
ability to publish in top international peer-reviewed journals in the
wider area of Logic.
The successful applicant has very strong interpersonal and
organisational skills, and is enthusiastic about the collaborative
approach research. An interest in carrying out small editorial duties
is a plus.
Your 12 month contract will start by 1st December 2018 (or as soon as
possible thereafter). It will be renewed for another 12 months
subject to positive evaluation.
For more information please contact the PIs at:
Marcello D'Agostino <marcello.dagostino at unimi.it mailto:marcello.dagostino at unimi.it >,
Hykel Hosni <hykel.hosni at unimi.it mailto:hykel.hosni at unimi.it >
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