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All individual members of The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour have a personal subscription to the Taylor Francis journal Connection Science as part of their membership. How to Acce...


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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Post doc in ontology evolution in physics, Edinburgh

http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/vacancies/index.cfm?fuseaction=vacancies.detail&vacancy_ref=3009319

Informatics: Post-doctoral researcher in ontology evolution in physics
Based in the School of Informatics in the University of Edinburgh, you will join the world-class Mathematical Reasoning research group (http://dream.inf.ed.ac.uk/) led by Prof. Alan Bundy. You will be part of a small team looking at how the representation of physical theories can be automatically repaired to react to contradictory experimental evidence. This is part of a larger enterprise to investigate the automation of ontology evolution. Related current projects are concerned with autonomous software agents, elementary mathematics and the law. The other major activity of the group is in the automation of reasoning about mathematics and computer programs.

Your specific responsibilities will include: the identification and exploration of suitable historical cases studies; the design, implementation and evaluation of ontologies and ontology repair plans; the development of a theory of ontology evolution; the dissemination of the results, including paper publication, software distribution, organising workshops and tutorials; giving seminars, tutorials, conference presentations, etc.; co-supervision of a project student (PhD) attached to the project; and general assistance with the management of the project.

You will have at least three years previous postdoctoral research experience in a relevant subject and a background in logic and knowledge representation and inference, or related area of informatics, as well as experience with declarative programming, mathematics and physics. You will gain experience in an exciting and growing area of informatics, which is providing the enabling technology for the next generation of the internet and autonomous agents.

Appointment will be at Step 1, 34,793 p.a. in the first instance due to grant restrictions.

Fixed Term: 3 years