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 proof theory, Vienna, AUSTRIA

A position as post-doctoral researcher is available in the group for
Computational Logic ( at the Faculty
of Mathematics of the Vienna University of Technology. This position
is part of a research project on the proof theory of induction. The
aim of this project is to further deepen our understanding of the
structure of proofs by induction and to develop new algorithms for the
automation of inductive theorem proving. Techniques of relevance
include cut-elimination, witness extraction, Herbrand's theorem.

The successful candidate is expected to have (or be close to
completing) a PhD in mathematics or computer science and a strong
background in proof theory. Experience in one or more of the following
areas is an advantage: formal languages, complexity, automated theorem
proving, unification theory. The ability to work in a team is an
important prerequisite.

The employment is full-time (40h / week). The salary is EUR 37.400,-
after taxes per year. The position is initially for 1 year - an
extension is possible in case of mutual interest. The starting date is
negotiable but should be in 2014. The application deadline is March 7,

The application should contain:
- cover letter (Why are you interested in this position? Why are you qualified?)
- curriculum vitae
- list of publications
- scan of graduation diploma and/or other relevant certificates
- preferred starting date
- optionally, up to three recommendation letters or references

Send inquiries and your application to:

Stefan Hetzl