Universiteit van Amsterdam

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PhD student position in AI & Forensic Science, Utrecht (The Netherlands)

This PhD position is part of the project "Designing and Understanding Forensic Bayesian Networks with Arguments and Scenarios". The project is a cooperation of the University of Groningen (Department of Artificial Intelligence) and Utrecht University (Department of Information and Computing Sciences) supported by partners from forensic legal practice. The PhD student will be based at Utrecht University.

It is well-known that lawyers and other non-experts in statistics often make serious mistakes when confronted with statistical evidence, while there is ample evidence that lawyers tend to think in terms of arguments and scenarios. Therefore the project aims to develop methods for supporting argumentation- and narrative-based communication about statistical evidence. Both the design and the understanding of models of evidence will be investigated. This study will be carried out in two subprojects, addressing, respectively, argumentation and narrative techniques.

Applications must be received before March 17th, 2012. For more information, see http://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UU/vacancy/13124/lang/en/ Or contact Prof. Dr. Henry Prakken at

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