AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie ( Tu...


Harold Cohen

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Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two 5y postdoctoral positions in logic, game theory, complexity, Oxford, U.K.- DEADLINE TODAY!!

Two Research Assistant positions are available, based in theDepartment of Computer Science at the 
University of Oxford, to work oninvestigating the formal/automated analysis of computer programs 
inthe presence of self-interested behaviour.

The posts are attached to the ERC Advanced Grant "Reasoning aboutComputational Economies" 
(RACE), recently obtained by ProfessorMichael Wooldridge, who will join the University of 
Oxford on 1 June2012. The overall aim of the project is to develop the theory andtools 
required to understand how computer programs behave in thepresence of self-interested behaviour. 
It is anticipated thattechniques from game theory, logic, and computational complexity willbe 
used for this purpose. The main duties of both posts will be tocarry out research on this topic 
and to produce high-quality researchpublications.

Applicants for both posts should hold a relevant doctoral degree aswell as relevant 
research publications.

 The posts are available for up 5 years from 1 June 2012, and have asalary on the 
University grade 07 salary scale (currently 29,249 to35,938 p.a.).

INFORMAL ENQUIRIES Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Prof 
Wooldridge ( [] ).

HOW TO APPLY Further details of the post, including the selection criteria and method of 
application are available from: []

The closing date for applications is: *12 NOON ON 27TH APRIL 2012**

Interviews are expected to take place in early/mid May 2012.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The policy and practice of the University of Oxford require that 
all staff are offered equal opportunities within employment. Entry into employment with the 
University and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the 
application of criteria which are related to the duties of each particular post and the relevant 
salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. 
Subject to statutory provisions, no applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably 
than another because of his or her age, sex, marital or civil partnership status, sexual 
orientation, religion or belief, racial group, or disability.