Post-Doc Position

One Post-doc position is open to work on CONTEXT project , which is one of the inaugural projects supported by REPHRAIN, the National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online. Please send me an email if you are interested.
Start date: March/April 2021

PhD Position

One funded PhD position is open on Argument Mining for Argumentation-based Decision Making project. Please send me an email if you are interested.

Funded by: Edinburgh-Huawei Research Lab
Eligibility: UK/EU only
Start date: April/May 2021

Artificial intelligence (AI) has great potential to assist people in making well-informed decisions. However, there are some challenges to consider: (i) humans deal with huge amount of heterogeneous data before making a decision, (ii) humans may be willing to use an AI-based system as a decision-support tool, when AI provides rationales underlying the recommendations. This calls for new techniques that could analyse data automatically, compute the possible outcomes and provide explanations to make the reasoning process transparent.

In this project, we propose a new methodology that will extract data from different information sources, transform them into structured arguments for and against particular opinions, then present arguments together with explanations. For this, we will combine logic-based approaches, such as computational argumentation, together with machine learning (ML) approaches, such as argument mining. Our claim is that the combination of both approaches could help us to develop a robust decision-support framework to assist humans in their decision-making.