AISB convention 2017

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Harold Cohen

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Computerised Minds. ...

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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

Research Fellow in Intelligent User Interfaces, University of Aberdeen, SCOTLAND

We are looking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to work in the area of intelligent user 
interfaces. The research fellow will contribute mainly to two projects in the Aberdeen dot.rural 
Digital Economy Research Hub. These are a project (CURIOS) allowing people to explore the cultural 
heritage of a rural community and a project (MinkApp) to motivate volunteer wildlife observers by 
giving imaginative feedback on their observations. In both of these, initial work has developed 
basic interfaces using natural language generation (NLG) to create material to be shown to users. 
However, further work is needed to embed this within more sophisticated interfaces, make 
refinements and to evaluate the use of these interfaces with users. 

The successful candidate will have experience designing, building and evaluating user interfaces, 
knowledge of the principles of human factors and HCI, knowledge of natural language processing 
techniques and an interest in working on natural language generation. The candidate will have a 
PhD or be about to complete a PhD in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence or a relevant 
discipline. Enthusiasm for digital technology and innovation relevant to society and the economy 
is essential as is the ability to work in a cross-disciplinary team including colleagues in social 
sciences. Good ability to read and write in more than one natural language would be an advantage. 
As this post is externally funded it is available for a period of two years but cannot extend 
beyond the end of September 2014.

To get more information, or to apply, please go to, select 
external applicants and search for the post with serial number 1275291. For more information, 
please email Chris Mellish at (please note that Chris Mellish cannot process 
applications sent to him directly).