|Faculty of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and the Study of Religion - Chair of Philosophy of Science, MCMP
|Full-time / Part-time
|2024-10-01, fixed-term until 2026-03-31 with an optional extension of 20 months
The Emmy Noether junior research group „From Bias to Knowledge: The Epistemology of Machine Learning,“ led by Dr. Tom Sterkenburg, investigates foundational questions in the epistemology of machine learning. The group’s main aim is to improve our understanding of inductive bias in machine learning algorithms, by building bridges between the philosophy of science and the mathematical theory of machine learning. The group is embedded within the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) and the Chair of Philosophy of Science (Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann) at the Faculty of Philosophy.
You perform research in mathematically-oriented philosophy of machine learning, and develop your own scientific profile. You present your research findings in the form of peer-reviewed articles in academic journals and presentations at relevant conferences. You take part in further scientific activities of the group, including the organisation of workshops.
The MCMP is an internationally leading center in formal philosophy, and hosts a vibrant research community of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral fellows, master students, and visiting fellows. It organizes multiple weekly colloquia as well as various workshops, conferences, summer schools, and reading groups. You will partake in the MCMP's academic activities and enjoy its administrative facilities and support. Munich is moreover one of the most important AI research hubs in Germany. The MCMP actively works together with the Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML), a national Centre of Excellence for AI Research. You will therefore have access to an outstanding network of researchers both in philosophy and in AI.
Research stays at other universities, for instance with associated research groups in Tübingen and in Groningen, are actively supported.
Your office is located in the center of Munich, close to the Englischer Garten, and easily accessible by public transport.
Remuneration is based on the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector of the Länder (TV-L) including all allowances customary in the public sector.
Female scholars are especially encouraged to apply. LMU Munich endeavors to raise the percentage of women among its academic personnel.
People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.
We are looking forward to your application. Please send the following documents in one PDF document by email no later than 2024-05-01:
For further information, please contact Dr. Tom Sterkenburg.
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