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

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

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Lighthill Debates

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Studentships in Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University


Studentships in Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University

Early expressions of interest are invited for potential studentships in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt University. These may involve a funded studentship under the EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards (open to UK or EU candidates only) and reduced-fee only studentships open to overseas students.

Potential candidates should have a research proposal in one of the following specific areas relating to the six research groups in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt. Please see for further details of research groups.

Research areas:

VIS&GE  synthetic characters, affective systems, interactive narrative, graphics textures, interactive educational systems

ULTRA  computerisation of mathematics, types and rewriting in programming languages and mobility calculi, types in logic and theorem proving

Intelligent Systems Lab  membrane computing, Ambient Intelligence,
Artificial Immune Systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Evolutionary Computing

Dependable Systems Group   formally-motivated computing, systems modelling, programming languages, automated reasoning, parallel/distributed/mobile systems

Biomedical informatics  Distributed Intelligent Systems, Biomedical Ontologies,
Representation/Reasoning with Spatio-Temporal Data, Argumentation Systems

To register your interest, please send your CV and research proposal to: with a short covering email which must indicate which research group and specified research area your proposal covers.

Deadline: June 14th