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 studentship in argumentation for dispute mediation, Dundee, UK


Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in argumentation for
dispute mediation, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The studentship forms part of a project which aims to develop a
theoretical foundation to underpin practical tools for
argument-supported dispute mediation. The successful applicant will have
the freedom to explore an area that is relevant to both the project and
their own research interests including, but not limited to:
philosophical and/or computational models of dialogue and argument;
mediation theory and practice; computational linguistics. The
studentship will be held in the Argumentation Research Group in the
School of Computing at the University of Dundee.

At the most recent RAE, the School's research was rated fourth in
Scotland, with two thirds of its research rated world leading or
internationally excellent (4* or 3*). Dundee has been ranked amongst the
top places for scientists to work in the world (The Scientist), and has
one of the lowest costs of living in the UK. 

Stipendiary payments are at UK research council levels (13,590 tax-free
for academic year 2012/13). Applicants should typically have, or be
expecting, a first or upper second class degree in an appropriate
subject. Interest in, or exposure to, dispute mediation or philosophical
or computational argumentation would be a distinct advantage. 

Further details are available from Applicants
should send a CV with a covering letter to Professor Chris Reed, School
of Computing, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN, or by email to, by the closing date 30 June 2013.

The University of Dundee is a Scottish Registered Charity, No. SC015096.