AISB convention 2017

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Harold Cohen

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Dancing with Pixies?...

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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

PhD student or postdoctoral position in theoretical computer science, Jena, GERMANY

The Chair of Theoretical Computer Science I at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena invites 
applications for a

       PhD student / postdoc position (100%).

The position is available immediately. The salary scale for the position is full-time TV-L EG 13 
with a monthly gross salary between 3186 EUR and 4598 EUR depending on experience and previous 
position. The first contract may be limited to two years with the possibility of extension for 
another two years.

Applicants should have an interest in at least one of the following topics:
-- random structures and algorithms
-- discrete and distributed algorithms
-- probabilistic and quasirandom methods
-- analysis of nature-inspired search heuristics

Applicants should have an excellent first academic degree in mathematics, computer science or 
related discipline.  Applications should include a detailed CV, a copy of master (or PhD) thesis, 
a brief statement of research interests, and a list of publications (if applicable). Please also 
mention two references ?preferably one from the thesis advisor. 
Applicants interested in doing a PhD should also include a list of courses and grades.

Interested candidates should direct their questions and application before November 10, 2012 to 
Tobias Friedrich (

Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Chair of Theoretical Computer Science I
Prof. Dr. Tobias Friedrich
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 2
07743 Jena, Germany