10 November 2021

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For more information please contact Prof. dr. ir. Hendrik Blockeel, tel.: +32 16 32 76 43, mail: or Dr. ir. Wannes Meert, tel.: +32 16 37 25 66, mail: can apply for this job no later than December 23, 2021 via the online application tool

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The research unit Declarative Languages and Artificial Intelligence of KU Leuven's Department of Computer Science hosts about a hundred researchers, and is led by a dozen professors. It has an excellent international reputation in the area of machine learning, and knowledge representation and reasoning. It is also a part of the interdisciplinary Leuven.AI institute. The postdoctoral researcher will work under the supervision of Prof. Hendrik Blockeel and Dr. Wannes Meert.

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The postdoctoral researcher will conduct and supervise fundamental research with high relevance to society and industry, with a focus on methods that integrate machine learning and automated reasoning. They will also be actively involved in one or more real-world use cases in the “Flanders AI Research Program”, an initiative that focuses on fundamental research with a clear industrial and societal relevance, and that has explicit links to Industry 4.0, health technologies, sustainable energy production, and more.


Candidates should have a PhD in computer science, with specific expertise in artificial intelligence. They should have a strong track record of academic publications (quality is more important than quantity). Junior candidates with an international orientation and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.


A fulltime position as postdoctoral researcher is offered, initially for 1 year but extensible to 3 years. Part-time employment is negotiable.