PhD position in Computational Models of Emergent Communication

A PhD position available in the ongoing research project NCN OPUS 2018/29/B/HS1/00884 “Developmentally informed agent-based modeling of symbolic constraints in interaction” within the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School or Doctoral School of Social Sciences.

Principal investigator: prof. Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi

Discipline: Psychology (additional discipline: Mathematics/Computer Science/Philosophy), 2 open positions

Project description:

The project concerns the fundamental processes of emergence of symbolic communication in interactive agents. We will study these processes using computer simulations informed by both theoretical (psychology, semiotics, philosophy, anthropology) and empirical research (developmental psychology, experimental semiotics, psycholinguistics). Short description of the project: OPUS abstract.

Doctoral advisors:

Prof. Joanna Rączaszek-Leonardi, Faculty of Psychology, and a co-advisor from the above disciplines.

Successful candidate should have:

Nice to have:


Education program

Program realized in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School and the realization of individual project, including the following responsibilities:

The education lasts 4 years. It includes obligatory classes (no more than 240 hours in total during the whole period of education) and the implementation of an individual research program, carried out under the supervision of a supervisor. Doctoral thesis under the program may not last longer than 4 years.

Doctoral School scholarship

During the four years of study, each PhD student receives a scholarship in the amount of PLN 2371.70 for the first two years of studies (before the mid-term evaluation) and PLN 3653.70 in the next two years after the mid-term evaluation. Supplement for people with disabilities: PLN 711.51.

From this amount mandatory medical insurance contribution is subtracted (around 11%).

The scholarship amount is regulated by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and may be subject to change.

NCN project scholarship

Selected candidates are eligible for additional project related scholarship which amounts to PLN 4000 monthly for 24 months. This part of scholarship is free from taxes or additional contributions.

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