Professorship of Safety and Explainability of Learning Systems

University of Oldenburg School of Computing Science, Business Administration, Economics and Law


The Department of Computing Science in the School of Computing Science, Business Administration, Economics and Law (School II) invites applications for a

Professorship (W2) (m/f/d) in Safety and Explainability of Learning Systems

as soon as possible.

We are looking for a personality with an outstanding international track record in Automated Reasoning whose research focuses on applications in artificial intelligence. Extensive research experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred:

  • Logical calculi, especially for non-standard logic, for the description and verification of statistical and other learning methods,
  • Rigorous statistical methods for the validation of machine learning,
  • Mathematical formalization of machine learning methods and the associated optimization goals as a starting point for verification,
  • Automatic Reasoning in the context of validation and explanation of machine learning methods and trained algorithms; in particular, generation of explanations from proofs and updating of certificates during in-situ learning.

The candidate is expected to have relevant teaching experience and is further expected to participate in teaching bachelor and master courses in computer science in German and English.

Proven experience in the acquisition and execution of third-party funded projects is expected. An integration into the research agenda of the university is expected, in particular through contributions to the university's research center "Human-Cyber-Physical Systems: Safety, Acceptance, Social and Cultural Embeddedness". There are excellent opportunities for networking at the University of Oldenburg for basic and applied research. In addition, the research institute OFFIS offers excellent opportunities in application-oriented research. Candidates should be willing to actively participate in the university's self-administration.

The prerequisites of employment are specified in Section 25 NHG. To increase the proportion of women in science, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Applications (with CV, list of publications, certificates, information on previous teaching activities) and a concept for research and teaching within the professorship at Oldenburg are to be sent by 30.07.2020 preferably digitally (one single PDF-file) to: President of the University of Oldenburg, to the attention of Prof. Dr. Rudolf Schröder, Dean of the School of Computing Science, Business Administration, Economics and Law, 26111 Oldenburg (gs2u49linf@n4fdeuol/ ).

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