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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

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral fellowship in science of information, West Lafayette IN (U.S.A.) - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Post-doctoral Fellowship: Center for Science of Information (CSoI) 
Position Description:

The Center for Science of Information (CSoI) invites nominations and 
applications for its CSoI Research Fellows program. The Fellows program 
seeks to identify and groom intellectual leaders to shape the emerging 
field of Science of Information and its diverse applications. The program 
provides opportunities for dynamic individuals to interact with premier 
research groups and individuals worldwide. Researchers in the Center for 
Science on Information have received the top awards in their fields (Rolf 
Nevanlinna Prize, Nobel Prize, Claude Shannon Award, and the Alan Turing 
Award).  Research fellows will have opportunities to work in an enriching 
interdisciplinary environment, with significant potential for broad impact 
in terms of technology development, industry involvement, and educational 
initiatives. Successful candidates are expected to work with Center 
Researchers at two or more of the participating institutions. Fellows are 
appointed for an initial term of one year, and may be extended contingent 
on satisfactory performance.


  *  Candidates must have received a Ph.D. degree in a field related to the 
Science of Information within the past five years or about to receive Ph.D. by 
the summer of 2013 from an accredited college or university.
*  Candidates must have a track record of research contributions in information 
theory and/or associated areas related to the research agenda of the Center.
*  Excellent oral and written communication skills.

How to Apply:

Applications should include:
*  A complete CV including education, employment history, and publications;
*  Statement of research interests; and
*  Names and contact information of at least three references

Please email nominations or applications to:

Search Committee Chair
CSoI Research Fellows Program - Purdue University

Applications will be accepted until Fellows have been selected.
Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2013 and the position will remain 
open until filled.

About the Center for Science of Information:
CSoI is a NSF-funded Science and Technology Center (STC) whose mission is to 
advance science and technology through a new quantitative understanding of the 
representation, communication, and processing of information in biological, 
physical, social, and engineered systems. The Center is a collaboration among 
computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, biologists, and economists at 
several institutions including: Bryn Mawr, Howard, MIT, Princeton, Purdue, 
Stanford, Texas A&M, UC-Berkeley, UC-San Diego, and UIUC.  Please visit the 
CSoI website for more information about the Center and current research 

The Center for Science of Information (CSoI) is committed to diversity and 
equality of opportunity.  Applications from women, minorities, and persons with 
disabilities are encouraged.