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Postdoc in Human-Centered Explainable Fact Checking - University of Copenhagen

he Natural Language Processing Section at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen is offering a postdoc position in Human-Centered Explainable Fact Checking commencing on 1 September 2023.

Description of the scientific environment
The Natural Language Processing Section provides a strong, international and diverse environment for research within core as well as emerging topics in natural language processing, natural language understanding, computational linguistics and multi-modal language processing. It is housed within the main Science Campus, which is centrally located in Copenhagen. The section came into effect on 1 January 2021 as a spin-off from the Machine Learning section, to which it still maintains close ties. Further information about research at the Department is available here: https://di.ku.dk/english/research/. The successful candidate will join Isabelle Augenstein’s Natural Language Understanding research group (www.copenlu.com/). The Natural Language Processing research environment at the University of Copenhagen is internationally leading, as e.g. evidenced by it being ranked 2nd in Europe according to CSRankings.

Project description
The postdoc postion is offered in the context of an ERC Starting Grant held by Isabelle Augenstein on ‘Explainable and Robust Automatic Fact Checking (ExplainYourself)’. ERC Starting Grant is a highly competitive funding program by the European Research Council to support the most talented early-career scientists in Europe with funding for a period of 5 years for blue-skies research to build up or expand their research groups.

More information at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=158206