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Connection Science

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Al-Rifaie on BBC

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Rose wins the Loebne...

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AISB Convention 2015

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Yasemin Erden on BBC

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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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 scholarships in theoretical computer science, Birmingham (U.K.)

Dear all,

We invite applications for PhD study at the University of Birmingham.

We are a group of (mostly) theoretical computer scientists who explore 
fundamental concepts in computation and programming language 
semantics. This often involves profound and surprising connections 
between different areas of computer science and mathematics. From 
category theory to ?-calculus and computational effects, from topology 
to constructive mathematics, from game semantics to program 
compilation, this is a diverse field of research that continues to 
provide new insight and underlying structure.   See our webpage, with 
links to individual researchers, here:

Information about PhD applications may be found here:

All accepted applicants will be automatically considered for our 
departmental PhD scholarships. These scholarships are by nomination only, 
so that there is no separate application for these scholarships.

If you are considering applying, please contact any of us.  We will be 
very happy to discuss the opportunities available.

Best regards,
the Birmingham CS theory group

Martn Escard
(Topology, computation with infinite objects, constructive 
mathematics, intuitionistic type theory)

Dan Ghica
(Game semantics, heterogeneous computing, model checking)

Achim Jung
(Mathematical structures in the foundations of computing: logic, 
topology, order)

Paul Levy
(Denotational semantics, ?-calculus with effects, nondeterminism, 
category theory, game semantics)

Uday Reddy
(Semantics of state, separation logic)

Eike Ritter
(Security protocol verification)

Hayo Thielecke
(Abstract machines, concurrent and functional programming, software 

Steve Vickers
(Constructive mathematics and topology, category theory and toposes)