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

PhD student positions in foundations of computing, London (U.K.)

Middlesex University London is offering a number of fully funded PhD
research studentships across the university:

These are three-year scholarships, covering UK/EU fees and offering a
maintenance award. For 2013/14 the maintenance award is 13,863, which
includes London weighting, and is free of tax and national insurance
Non-EU students will be required to cover the difference between the UK/EU
and  International students fee. The difference currently is 5968.

The research topics include areas that might be of interest to members of
this list. A full list of projects for Computer Science can be found at

The Foundations of Computing group, part of the School of Science and
Technology, is keen to support qualified candidates who are interested
in applying. In particular, we welcome proposals on the following topics:

- Verification of Secure Weighted Doxastic Reasoning with Trust

- Formal Verification of Quantum Protocols

- Analysis techniques for safety-critical interactive systems: theory and

Proposals that maybe of interest to members of the Foundations Group, but
not listed above are also welcome.

Interested candidates should contact one of the group members (names and
addresses are listed in the different projects) informally to discuss a
possible project (candidates are asked to submit a personal research
statement as part of their application). Successful candidates will be
through a university-wide process.

More information about the Foundations Group can be found at: