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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in theoretical computer science, Vienna, AUSTRIA

http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/abstracts/abstract.asp?L=E&PROJ=I836

PRE-DOC POSITION IN THEORETICAL COMPUTER SCIENCE (VIENNA) within the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) 
project "Algorithms and Complexity of Constraint Languages" at Vienna University of Technology

You should have a master degree in computer science, mathematics, or equivalent, and you should 
be interested in the theoretical aspects of computer science. You are expected to write a PhD 
thesis in the area of our project; for a short description see
http://www.fwf.ac.at/en/abstracts/abstract.asp?L=E&PROJ=I836

To find out whether the topic is made for you look up keywords like
- Schaefer's dichotomy theorem
- clones and co-clones (algebra, not Dolly)
- computational complexity

Moreover, you should be fluent in English. Some knowledge of German will be useful since you will 
be living in Vienna, Austria, but is no requirement.  You don't have to be a software engineer, 
but you should have programming skills to implement algorithms and to use the computer as a 
research tool.

Salary for a 30h/week employment: EUR 26.600,- pre-tax per year
Duration: initially 1 year, up to a total of 3 years Application 
deadline: August 31, 2012 
Start of position: October 2012 or later

Send inquiries and your application to Gernot Salzer, salzer@logic.at . The application should 
consist of
- curriculum vitae
- scan of graduation diploma and/or other relevant certificates
- letter of motivation (Why do you want to do a PhD? Why in
   this area? Why at TU Wien?)
- recommendation letters or references (optional)
- list of publications (optional)