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...


Lighthill Debates

The Lighthill debates from 1973 are now available on YouTube. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video  



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Scientist position in brain image analysis in Animal MRI, U of N Carolina


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Scientist position at the Neuro Image Analysis Laboratory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the area of Biomedical Image Analysis focusing on MRI in primates, mice, rats and dogs.  The position entails image analysis research for the development and application of image analysis tools in regard to brain studies of primate and rodent using diffusion tensor imaging and structural MRI. Specifically the target projects include
*  Investigating brain connectivity in mouse models of schizophrenia, autism and Fragile-X
*  Investigating brain developmental changes in mouse and rat models of intra-uterine exposure to cocaine and alcohol
*  Investigating brain developmental changes in primate models of flu exposure

The Neuro Image Analysis Laboratory provides a unique interdisciplinary research environment incorporating collaborations with top-of-the-field researchers in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Radiology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Neurology, and Cell-Biology. The candidate will benefit from mentorship of a diverse research team and will be exposed to cutting-edge technology. We are looking for an applicant with a strong background in Medical Image Analysis (Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Applied Mathematics).  Knowledge of ITK and VTK libraries is a plus. The successful applicant will be able to conduct solid, independent research, with good interpersonal, and communication skills.

The position is open immediately and the salary compensation is competitive. For consideration, please submit your application preferably in one single PDF-document including cover letter, a full CV, and the names and email addresses of three references to, with subject line "Open Animal MRI position: (your name)". For more information please email Martin Styner ( UNC offers an outstanding environment for research and professional opportunities for growth and collaboration. UNC is an equal employment opportunity employer and smoke-free environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional information about our research is available on these web pages:,,

Martin Styner, PhD. Eng. ETH
Research Assistant Professor
Neuro Image Analysis Laboratory
Neurodevelopmental Disorders Research Center
Departments of Psychiatry  and Computer Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill