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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...


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

Seven postdoctoral fellowships in all subjects for female researchers, Berlin, GERMANY

The International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) is part of the gender 
equality strategy of the Technische Universitt Berlin and aims at 
increasing the number of female researchers in leadership positions. The 
IPODI Fellowship Program is open to outstanding female researchers of all 
nationalities and from all fields of research represented at the TU 
Berlin. IPODI awards

   Seven Incoming Postdoctoral Fellowships

     (salary scale between E 13 and E 14 TV-L)

 IPODI Fellows will receive:

   * A two-year employment contract including social security and health
     insurance as well as pension coverage,
   * A mobility and a travel allowance,
   * A monthly contribution to research costs,
   * The opportunity for professional training in career development and
     research management.

 Conditions for application:

   * Applicants must have at least two and not more than ten years of
     research experience after obtaining their doctoral degree, in
     exceptional cases an extension of up to three years is possible,
   * Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity
     in Germany for more than 12 months in the three years prior to the
     call deadline,
   * The research proposal has to be supported by a cooperating professor
     of the TU Berlin.

 Required documents include:

   * An innovative and independent research proposal and a time plan
     demonstrating how the proposed objectives are to be achieved,
   * A letter of motivation detailing career perspectives and motivation
     to apply for IPODI,
   * A letter of support of a cooperating professor of the TU Berlin and
     two letters of reference.

 Researchers returning from periods of international mobility, intersectoral 
mobility or non-academic mobility (e.g. after parental leave) are especially 
encouraged to apply.

 Applications have to be submitted in English via the IPODI Application Portal. 
For further information see 
 or contact the IPODI Office 
( ).
 *Application deadline: January 15, 2014*.

 IPODI is co-funded by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Union 
(Co-funding of Regional, National, and International Programmes) and awards a 
total of 21 fellowships in three internationally open selection rounds.