This is your chance to dig into the fundamental assumptions underlying computer science, teasing out the implications they may have for real life applications, notably those of 'legal tech'. The combination of research into the theory of computer science and the opportunity to make a difference in the legal domain provides a unique opening for those willing to address the societal impact of both machine learning and self-executing code, based on frontline research in the theory of computer science. You will be part of the COHUBICOL CS team at Radboud University (the Netherlands).
You will also engage in a sustained dialogue with members of the COHUBICOL legal team at the renowned research group on Law, Science, Technology and Society studies (LSTS), of which Hildebrandt is co-director, at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. You will help to clarify the assumptions, research design and operations of computational systems, ensuring that the legal team ‘get things right’.
The CS team will inquire into the architecture and foundational issues of:
machine learning applications, e.g. prediction of judgements,
self-executing code, e.g. ensuring compliance by design,
in the context of legal practice, while
the focus will be on assumptions of computer science and their implications.
For more information on the two postdoctoral positions, the eligibility criteria, conditions of employment, submission of application and the research themes, check the relevant vacancy page.