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 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 (