University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.
The Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) brings together expertise from the humanities, linguistics, cognitive sciences, social and educational sciences. People from across 20 disciplines are working within the Faculty. Along with the disciplinary approach a very ambitious interdisciplinary research culture has been developed.
Funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg in the framework of their partnership block grant programme IPBG, the University of Luxembourg has designed the COLLABORATION 21 (C21) programme. It teams up researchers from the University with Cisco - the world leader in collaboration technologies and SCRIPT - Luxembourg’s national agency for innovation and digitalisation in education. Together, they propose a highly interdisciplinary programme encompassing seven research challenges at the intersection of collaborative skills and technologies to support education and the workforce.
C21 addresses society's critical need for digital transformation in learning and work environments. It responds to 21st-century challenges such as the dearth of collaboration skills, the need for re-skilling, and remote work or learning as induced by “social distancing” during the recent pandemic. The programme strategically partners up academia, industry and public innovation drivers to reflect the entire scope of the problem. The research challenges include topics of fundamental and applied research, designed for technology transfer and actionable outcomes. The research outcomes will break new ground by integrating innovative technological solutions and learning concepts, metrics for monitoring experience, and collaborative spatial designs.
A ”living lab” will tightly integrate the research to facilitate the quick implementation of findings in test environments. These range from the University User Lab and the Luxembourg Learning Centre to schools and offices. These field-tests will produce empirical data, which will allow augmenting the quality of the proposed technical and pedagogical solutions.
Doctoral training will encompass all dimensions of the interdisciplinary partnership approach, including academic, transversal and “on-the-job" training with our highly committed partners. To bolster training and research opportunities, all C21 candidates will spend 25%-50% of their project time in placement with the non-academic partners and benefit from access to the respective fields. In addition, the programme offers its candidates ample training opportunities on a range of skills to boost the quality of the scientific output and their employability.
All candidates will conduct their research within the C21 framework and take active roles to support the programme’s synergistic and integrative aspects. C21 offers funding for 10 PhD and 4 post-doctoral candidates in total, with 6 PhD candidates and 1 post-doctoral candidate starting in wave 1 (15. Septembre 2021) and the remaining positions scheduled to start in early 2023.
The objective of this project is to stimulate real-time collaboration. The selected candidate will create an artificial assistant and enable it to communicate with humans in an ambient manner. A chatbot solution by Cisco Technology (Expertflow Chat Network or Zenbot) will be used as the fundamental platform. The chatbot will actively contribute to the discussion with additional knowledge and create a safe atmosphere between the collaborators. These might include the collaborators’ emotional states, uncertainties, inconsistencies or contradictions. The indicators need to be detected and corresponding responses must be designed and validated so that the chatbot can support the well-being of each group member.
We expect from the candidate:
Applications should be submitted online and include:
Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.
The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.
For more information about the PhD position, please contact Prof. Christoph Schommer (firstname.lastname@example.org).Meer informatie
|Titel||Doctoral candidate (PhD candidate) in Computer Science on “Artificially assisted Collaboration with Chatbots for Working and Learning”|
|Employer||University of Luxembourg|
|Job location||6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg|
|Gepubliceerd||september 24, 2021|
|Vakgebieden||Kunstmatige intelligentie,   Interactie tussen mensen en computers,   Programmeertalen,   Machinaal Leren  |