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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.

 Project description

 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


 Your duties

 - 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.

 Further information

 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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