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

Postdoctoral position in secure communication, Seville, SPAIN

We offer a one-year postdoc position at the University of Seville to work in a 
project on unconditionally secure communication. Candidates should have a PhD, 
a solid background and publications in computer science, logic, cryptography, 
algorithm specification or related areas. The position will start preferably 
from September 2013 and no later than November 2013. Interested candidates may 
send a CV, list of publications, research statement and the names and contact 
information of two references to Fernando Soler-Toscano . The 
gross salary is 2200 eur/month.

Deadline for application: 1st June 2013. Candidates are encouraged to contact 
Fernando Soler-Toscano before the deadline and the position will be filled 
immediately once a suitable candidate has been found.

Project team:
- Andrs Cordn-Franco:
- David Fernndez-Duque:
- Fernando Soler-Toscano:
- Fernando R. Velzquez-Quesada:

Project description:

In the Russian cards problem, Alice, Bob and Cath draw three, three and one 
cards, respectively, from a deck of seven. Alice and Bob must then communicate 
their entire hand to each other, without Cath learning the owner of a single 
card. Unlike many traditional problems in cryptography, however, they are not 
allowed to hide or codify the messages they exchange from Cath. The problem is 
then to find methods through which they can achieve this. We have several 
methods that generalize the original Russian cards problem to different deck 
sizes and deals. The purpose of this project is the extend some of these 
methods and develop applications to cryptography.