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...


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AISB Convention 2015

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Yasemin Erden on BBC

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research Fellowship & PhD Studentship in Cognitive Vision, University of Leeds

University of Leeds
Faculty of Engineering
School of Computing

Research Fellowship & PhD Studentship in Cognitive Vision

We are one of the leading Engineering faculties in the UK, with five
academic departments, all of which were rated either 5 or 5* in the
2001 Research Assessment Exercise. Applications are invited for a
fixed-term Research Fellowship, to be based in the School of
Computing. You will have a primary expertise in computer vision,
knowledge representation and reasoning (in particular ontologies,
qualitative spatial representations), or symbolic learning and
preferably more than one of these. You will join a large and vibrant
research team to work on a new European Union Framework 7 Cognitive
System funded research project investigating robust behaviour analysis
using knowledge representation techniques and machine learning.

The Research Fellowship is for two years (Job ref 312278) and the PhD
studentship (Job ref 312279) - (EU or overseas fees): is for three
years, depending on satisfactory progression. University Grade 7
(27,466 - 32,796 pounds p.a.) or University Grade 8 (33,779 - 40,335
pounds p.a.) Exact period of contract is dependent on funding. PhD
studentships will be paid at the rate of 12,600 pounds in year 1, plus
fees (either EU or Overseas rate)

Informal enquiries to Professor Tony Cohn, tel+44 (0)113 343 5482,
email or to Professor David Hogg, +44 (0)113 343
5765, email; To apply on line please visit and click on jobs. Alternatively, application packs
are also available from Judi Drew, tel +44 (0)113 343 5432 email

Closing date 13 January 2008

For further details -- see