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 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