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Open Position in Computational Social Choice at University of Munich

The Computer Science Department at the University of Munich is seeking to hire a PhD Student or postdoctoral research fellow (three years) in computational social choice, an active research area at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and economics.

The position is associated with a large international project on the "Computational Foundations of Social Choice" (CFSC). This project is part of the LogiCCC Initiative of the European Science Foundation on "Modelling Intelligent Interaction" and involves 12 partner universities in France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Turkey, the UK, and the USA. The Munich subproject is funded by the DFG and led by Dr. Felix Brandt.

The overall project will address a number of key issues in computational social choice. It aims at deepening our understanding of algorithmic and complexity-theoretic issues in social choice, at developing logic-based languages for modeling preferences and social choice problems, and at applying established techniques from AI, such as preference elicitation and learning, to problems of collective decision making.

Prospective candidates should hold a degree in Computer Science or another field relevant to the project (e.g., Mathematics). They should furthermore have the ability to work rigorously on well-defined problems and be enthusiastic about being involved in what is a new and dynamic field of research. Post-Doc candidates should have a proven track record of excellence in research, as witnessed by publications in relevant conference proceedings or journals. Good communication skills in English, both oral and written, are essential.

Salary is according to German tariff E13 (formerly BAT IIa) and will be around 40k Euro per year. The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is one of Germany's leading universities and located in the center of a vibrant city.

To be considered for the position, please forward a detailed curriculum vitae and selected publications (master or diploma thesis when applying for the PhD position) to Felix Brandt (). Please use "CFSC" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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