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

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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 event Bulletin Item

Junior research opening at USC/ICT

Junior research opening at USC/ICT

We are looking to hire a junior researcher to focus on cognitive
architecture research within the context of our virtual human research
efforts.  The position would have primary responsibility over
envisioning the next-generation of cognitive architecture that would
support real-time multi-modal interactions with human users within
emotionally-evocative virtual simulations.  The candidate is expected
to collaborate closely with a multi-disciplinary research team
including research in emotion modeling, natural language processing,
and nonverbal behavior recognition and synthesis.  Below are listed
some research publications upon which the research is expected to
build.  Interested candidates should send a vita to me at

Jonathan Gratch and Stacy Marsella,  The Architectural Role of Emotion in Cognitive Systems, in Integrated Models of Cognitive Systems, Wayne Gray (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2008.

Stacy Marsella and Jonathan Gratch, EMA: A Model of Emotional Dynamics, Journal of Cognitive Systems Research, vol 10(1), 2009, pp 70-90

William Swartout, Jonathan Gratch, Randall Hill, Eduard Hovy, Stacy Marsella, Jeff Rickel and David Traum, Toward Virtual Humans, in AI Magazine, v.27(1), 2006

Jonathan Gratch                                |
Associate Director, Research Associate Professor | Phone:  (310) 448-0306
USC Institute for Creative Technologies          | Fax:    (310) 574-5725
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