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

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

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Lighthill Debates

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two PhD studentships in Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University

Two PhD studentships in Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University
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Two PhD studentships are available in Computer Science at Heriot-Watt  University funded under the EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards. These pay  fees and a stipend at an EPRSC-set level, currently 12,600 GBP a year  for UK candidates, and fees only for EU candidates. Overseas  candidates are NOT eligible.
Potential candidates should have a Bachelors degree in Computer  Science or a cognate discipline at the 2(1) level or an equivalent  academic qualification. Please submit a CV (including the names of  two academic referees) and short (max 6-pages) research proposal in  one of the following specific areas relating to research groups in  Computer Science at Heriot-Watt. Further details of groups and their  members are available at

Computer Science at Heriot-Watt offers an active and stimulating  research atmosphere with more than 50 current PhD students organised  in five internationally-leading research groups. It gained a 4A in  the RAE 2001 and its researchers hold substantial funding from both  UKRC and the EU ? see

Research areas:

VIS&GE ? synthetic characters, affective systems, interactive  narrative, graphics textures, interactive educational systems

ULTRA ? computerisation of mathematics, types and rewriting in  programming languages and mobility calculi, types in logic and  theorem proving

Intelligent Systems Lab ? membrane computing, ambient intelligence,
artificial immune systems, artificial neural networks, evolutionary  computing

Dependable Systems Group ? formally-motivated computing, systems  modelling, programming languages, automated reasoning, parallel/ distributed/mobile systems, Pervasive and Ad Hoc systems

Biomedical informatics ? distributed intelligent systems, biomedical  ontologies,
representation/reasoning with spatio-temporal data, argumentation  systems

To register your interest, please send your CV and research proposal  to: with a short covering email which must  indicate which research group and specified research area your  proposal covers.
Deadline: June 20th