In the MSc Logic, every student must do research projects worth at least 6EC (and up to 24EC) to graduate. These projects prepare students for the more intensive research work of the MSc thesis.
Each January and June, we offer several coordinated projects. These projects will be announced on this webpage at least one month before the project period and will be presented by the project instructors in a meeting a few weeks before they start.
In addition, students can do individual projects: they can approach a potential supervisor (a senior member of staff, a postdoc, a PhD candidate, or an academic visitor at the ILLC) and ask whether they can do a project or reading course with him or her. Individual projects can be done at any time of the year.
Starting from September 2016, both coordinated and individual projects will be graded on a PASS/FAIL bases.
Coordinated Projects in January 2018 (see also previous projects)
- Philosophical foundations of distributional semantics (A. Betti, 6EC)
- Philosophy and Mathematics in Bernard Bolzano (A. Betti, 6EC)
- Learning Compositionality in Neural Networks (E. Bruni, G. Cina' and D. Hupkes, 6EC)
- Alternative Set Theories (Y. Khomskii, 6EC)
- On information structure (T. Lentz, 6EC)
- Arguing about Knowledge in Ancient China (F. Liu, 6EC) [slides with schedule]
- Pragmatic reasoning on vague semantics (A. Cremers, 6EC)
- Stone duality in logic and computer science (S. van Gool, 6EC)
- Formal pragmatics (J. Schloeder, 6EC)
- Neural network methods for quantifiers (S. Steinert-Threlkeld, 6EC)
- Barbara Partee (workshop and students sessions) (M. Aloni, 2EC)
Presentations: The local instructors will introduce their projects during a meeting on Thursday 14 December 2017, from 3-5pm, in room F1.15 (ILLC Seminar Room).
Deadline: To take one of these projects, you need to register by emailing the instructor(s) in question no later than Friday, 22 December 2017.
Schedule: The official project period will be 8 January - 2 February 2018. Contact your instructor(s) for full details.
The coordinated projects of June 2018 will get announced in April-May 2018.
Members of staff at the ILLC are often willing to do research projects with individual students.The initiative lies with the student. Please inform your academic mentor as well as the programme director if such a project will be undertaken. The normal workload for a project is 6 EC (168 hours of work). Should the supervisor want to deviate from this norm, he or she should argue this with the programme director.