Connection Science

All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...


Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


AISB Convention 2015

The AISB Convention is an annual conference covering the range of AI and Cognitive Science, organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour. The 2015 Convention will be held at the Uni...


Yasemin Erden on BBC

AISB Committee member, and Philosophy Programme Director and Lecturer, Dr Yasemin J. Erden interviewed for the BBC on 29 October 2013. Speaking on the Today programme for BBC Radio 4, as well as the Business Report for BBC world N...


Mark Bishop on BBC ...

Mark Bishop, Chair of the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, appeared on Newsnight to discuss the ethics of ‘killer robots’. He was approached to give his view on a report raising questions on the et...


AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: ( The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...



AISB Committee

Management & Organisation

Berndt "Bertie" Müller,
University of South Wales
Elected January 2014 - January 2017
Research Interests: Agent Programming, Logics for Resources and Locations, Concurrency Theory, Verification

John Barnden
University of Birmingham.
Elected January 2013 - January 2016
Research Interests: Natural Language Semantics and Pragmatics, Figurative Language especially Metaphor, Diagrammatic Reasoning, Consciousness

Mark Bishop
Goldsmiths, University of London.
Vice-Chair (International)
Elected, January 2012 - January 2015 
Research Interests: Cognitive Science, Philosophy and Computing, Swarm Intelligence.

Andrew Martin
Goldsmiths, University of London.
Elected January 2015 - January 2018
Research interests: Swarm Intelligence, Sensorimotor Theory, Sensory Substitution, 4Es Cognitive Science

Dimitar Kazakov,
University of York.
Membership Officer
Elected January 2013 - January 2016
Research Interests: Evolution of Language, Machine Learning, Natural Language

Kate Devlin
Goldsmiths, University of London.
AISB50 co-chair & Treasurer (acting)
March 2014 - Jan 2016



Ed Keedwell,
University of Exeter.
Publications & AISB-Loebner-Prize Organisation
Elected January 2014 - January 2017
Research Interests: Cognitive Science, Bioinformatics, Hydroinformatics

Etienne Roesch
University of Reading.
Editor, AISBQ 
Elected, January 2012 - January 2015
Research Interests: Philosophy of mind, Mathematical Modelling, General Brain Functioning, Perception, Emotion, Attention and Consciousness

Floriana Grasso
University of Liverpool.
Publications Officer
Elected, January 2012 - January 2015
Research Interests: Argument and Computation, User modelling, Personalised information presentation, eHealth

Mohammad Majid Al-Rifaie
Goldsmiths, University of London.
Elected January 2014 - January 2017
Research Interests: Swarm Intelligence, Optimisation, Medical Imaging, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Computational Creativity


Science & Public Engagement

Nir Oren
University of Aberdeen.
AISB-Loebner-Prize Organisation
Research interests: argumentation, normative reasoning, multi-agent systems
Co-opted January 2013 - January 2016

Slawomir Nasuto
University of Reading.
Science Executive 
Elected January 2013 - January 2016
Research Interests: Biological/Artificial Hybrid Systems and Neuroscience

Colin Johnson
University of Kent.
Public Understanding
Elected,  January  2012 - January 2015
Research Interests: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, AI in Medicine, Bio-Inspired Computing including Swarm Intelligence and Genetic Programming

Yasemin J Erden
St. Mary's University College.
AISB-Members-Workshops Organisation
Elected January 2014 - January 2017
Research Interests: Philosophy and Computing, Philosophy of Language, Mind and Consciousness

Janet Gibbs
Elected,  January  2015 - January 2018
Kings London.
Research Interests: Sensorimotor Theory of Perception,  Sensory Substitution and Augmentation, Enactive Interfaces, Enactivism

Joel Parthemore
University of Skövde and University of Lund, Sweden.
Elected,  January  2015 - January 2018
Research Interests: theories of concepts, the relationship between conceptually structured thought and consciousness, enactive philosophy, libertarian accounts of free will