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

Medical Image Analysis PhD Position in Vancouver, BC

The Medical Image Analysis Lab at Simon Fraser University,
( and the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre
have an open position for a PhD student to work on medical image analysis
problems related to skin cancer.

Applicants with following skills will be given particular attention.
Excellent background in mathematics and computing (artificial
intelligence, machine learning, numerical methods, matrix algebra,
probability and multivariate statistics, differential equations,
optimization, graph theory); prior experience in 2D or 3D image
processing,, image segmentation, image registration, shape modelling and
analysis, computer vision, computer graphics, geometry and topology,
colour, and bio-medical imaging; excellent algorithm design and
programming skills (MATLAB, C/C++, ITK); and demonstrated scientific
writing experience.

Starting date will be January 2007. The applicants will have to to apply
online through the School of Computing Science (details at The application deadline is August 1st,
2007. Please notify Dr. Hamarneh ( about your

Vancouver, British Columbia is a great place in which to live and study
(see a few links here

Dr. Ghassan Hamarneh
Medical Image Analysis Lab, co-director:
School of Computing Science, assistant professor:
Simon Fraser University:

Dr. Tim Lee
BC Cancer Research Centre:
Senior Scientist: