AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie ( Tu...


Harold Cohen

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


Connection Science

All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position in robust, Manno, SWITZERLAND

The Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA,, a non-profit oriented research institute for
artificial intelligence, affiliated with both University of Lugano and
University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, advertises a
full-time position as PhD student in the area of robust learning of
Bayesian networks. The position is funded by the Swiss National
Science Foundation.

IDSIA offers an international working environment (English is the
official language), the possibility of attending conferences and a
salary in line with Swiss standards. The work will be performed in
close collaboration with experts in probabilistic graphical models,
robust learning, data mining, optimization, imprecise probabilities
(see for more information). It includes
theoretical advances in robust structure learning of probabilistic
graphical models, as well as design and development of algorithms.
In order to have a closer look into our research on this topic, we
suggest the following paper from JMLR:

The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to research and to the
completion of the PhD program, has obtained a Master degree in a
quantitative area, has very good communication skills in English, good
programming skills, and ability to work in a collaborative
environment. For applying, please follow the instructions available at

The closing date for applications is August 5th 2013 (this deadline may
be extended at the discretion of the recruiting committee). Expected
starting date at the latest in the beginning of 2014. For further
information, please contact:

Cassio de Campos (