PhD Scholarship position in Multi-Agent Decision Making
The research institute ALICE of the Faculty of Science and Engineering offers one scholarship PhD position for the most talented and motivated national and international students.
Candidates are invited to write and develop their own research project within the scope of the proposed topic listed below. Being part of a cutting-edge research programme, they will receive excellent training in the form of hands-on instruction, advanced courses and summer/winterschools, complemented by workshops on generic research and transferable skills as well as teaching training. As a PhD candidate, you are committed to conduct independent and original scientific research, to report on this research in international publications and conference presentations, and to describe the results of the research in a PhD dissertation, to be completed within four years.
In human groups (e.g., juries, committees, assemblies), voting is typically supported by a pre-vote deliberative phase that ‘pre-processes’ individual opinions before they are expressed as ballots for a voting rule. While the application of voting in AI is by now widely established, deliberation is yet to be systematically understood in its mathematical and computational aspects. The high-level goal of the current project is to lay the theoretical groundwork for modelling, analysing and designing how opinions are exchanged and evolve, within a group of autonomous decision-makers, toward a collective decision.
Successful candidates will have completed a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in artificial intelligence, computer science, mathematics, logic, or theoretical economics. They have good command of English (oral and written), are enthusiastic and have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team, have a passion for science, are highly motivated, possess excellent communication skills and an affinity for writing scientific papers and delivering presentations. In addition to these general qualifications, specific research projects may require specific qualifications, to be discussed with the intended supervisors.
The PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship of € 2,099 per month (gross) from the University of Groningen for a period of four years.
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Davide Grossi.
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