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Up to 9 PhD positions in collaborative project WhiteBox at the intersection of AI & Cognitive Science

The Center for Cognitive Science and the The Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Darmstadt are inviting applications for up to 9 PhD positions in the collaborative project 'WhiteBox – explainable models for human and artificial intelligence'. This project is highly interdisciplinary and combines methods from cognitive science and artificial intelligence to gain a better understanding of complex behavior in humans and artificial systems. We seek students who want to earn a doctorate while contributing to world-leading research in this area.

The participating PhD advisors are:

Ralf Galuske, Frank Jäkel, Kristian Kersting, Heinz Koeppl, Jan Peters, Stefan Roth, Constantin Rothkopf, Andre Seyfarth, Ruth Stock-Homburg.

The positions may start in spring of 2021 and are fully funded until end of 2024. Each Phd-project is dedicated to an interdisciplinary research question and is mentored by several of our internationally renowned faculty. During your studies, you will conduct research and will be registered as a doctoral student at the university. The university offers a wide variety of support including scientific seminars, workshops, social activities, and assistance services.

Applicants with a strong academic background and a master’s degree in Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Control Theory, Neuroscience, Physics, or related fields are welcome to apply.

The Technical University of Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

Please click below to begin the application procedure.