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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

Postdoctoral position (max 2y) in model checking, Kassel, GERMANY

The Formal Methods and Software Verification (FMV) research group at the 
University of Kassel is looking for a post-doc to work on the ERC funded 
project "Model Checking Unleashed". The project investigates potential 
applications of computational logic technology, in particular model 
checking, in all sorts of different areas.

We are looking for a candidate who

- holds a PhD in computer science, mathematics or related areas 

- has a strong background in theoretical computer science (mandatory),

- has worked in areas related to computational logic (preferable),

- complements the group's expertise with knowledge and experience in some 
area which could potentially serve as a field in which to apply 
computational logic technology (preferable).

We offer an international, friendly, ambitious and open-minded working 
environment. Working language at the FMV group is English in general. 
Knowledge of German is helpful but not necessary. There are no teaching 
obligations. The position would be paid according to the standard pay 
scale "TV-H EG13" and comes with health cover, pension scheme 
contributions, etc.

If you are interested, please contact Martin Lange via

- a CV,

- a brief statement on how you meet the criteria set out above,

- an indication of the time and duration of employment you are looking for 
(max 2 years),

- names of two referees who would be able to provide letters of 

Informal inquiries are welcome. There is no formal application deadline. 
We will continue looking for suitable, interested and interesting 
candidates and - when one has been found - proceed with a formal 
application process.

Website of the Formal Methods and Software Verification group: