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The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, one of six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, has a vacant PhD position as part of the ERC …
Aggregate-level moral phenomena
The BEHAVE programme aims to develop and empirically validate new model systems for understanding and predicting moral decision making. The research programme is funded by a Consolidator grant from the European Research Council.
The first, currently ongoing stage of the programme focuses on developing and empirically validating econometric formulations of human decision making in moral choice contexts. This advertisement refers to the second stage of the programme, which focuses on aggregate-level moral phenomena. Using agent-based models, the emergence, persistence, and dissolution of moral equilibria (norms) is studied. Crucially, agents will be equipped with empirically validated moral decision rules which are identified in the first stage of the programme. While case studies concern the transport domain, we aim to have an impact well beyond, e.g. in the social simulation field. See for more information: https://d1rkab7tlqy5f1.cloudfront.net/TBM/Over%20faculteit/Afdelingen/Engineering%20Systems%20and%20Services/People/Full%20professors/Vacancy%20text%20PhD%20Postdoc%20ERC-BEHAVE.pdf
Promising candidates have a strong background in modelling and simulation (not necessarily, but preferably agent-based). They are willing to engage with literature on social simulation, and to explore moral aspects of decision-making behaviour. A background in transportation is not a prerequisite but is helpful. We are looking for inquisitive, creative, analytical, and highly motivated team players.
Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Technology, Policy & Management The core activity of the Engineering Systems and Services (ESS) Department is to model, understand, forecast, and shape emerging technological innovations and user patterns in the increasingly interconnected sectors of energy, mobility, and ICT, and to use these insights for improved design, regulation, and operation of such engineering systems. ESS aims to contribute to the scholarly debate at the highest international level and is rooted in both engineering and social sciences.