AISB convention 2017

  In the run up to AISB2017 convention, I've asked Joanna Bryson, from the organising team, to answer few questions about the convention and what comes with it. Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie ( Tu...


Harold Cohen

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Dancing with Pixies?...

At TEDx Tottenham, London Mark Bishop (the former chair of the Society) demonstrates that if the ongoing EU flagship science project - the 1.6 billion dollar "Human Brain Project” - ultimately succeeds in understanding all as...


Computerised Minds. ...

A video sponsored by the society discusses Searle's Chinese Room Argument (CRA) and the heated debates surrounding it. In this video, which is accessible to the general public and those with interest in AI, Olly's Philosophy Tube ...


Connection Science

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...



AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD Studentships in Agent-Based Computing at Southampton University

EPSRC PhD Studentship School of Electronics and Computer Science

ALADDIN: Autonomous Learning Agents for Decentralised Data and
Information Networks Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group

The School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of
Southampton is a world class centre of research excellence, awarded the
highest grade (5*) in the UK's last two Research Assessment Exercises. 

A number of fully funded 3-year PhD studentship are available within the
Intelligence, Agents, Multimedia Group to work within the ALADDIN
project to investigate and develop agent-based approaches to controlling
and coordinating large scale decentralised information systems.
Application areas of particular interest are disaster management and
sensor networks for environmental monitoring. 

Applicants should have (or expect to gain) a 1st class degree in a
numerate discipline (i.e. mathematics, physics, computer science or
engineering), and must be eligible for an EPSRC Doctoral Training Award
(i.e. the applicant must be a UK national, or an EU national who has
been resident in the UK for three years whilst engaged in higher
education study). Experience or interest in subjects such as game
theory, information theory, auction theory, machine learning or
agent-based computing would be advantageous. 

In the first instance, potential candidates should visit the project
website at  and then contact Prof. Nick Jennings
( ) for further information. 

For more details about research within the School of Electronics and
Computer Science and the application procedure, please see the ECS
Postgraduate Admissions ( 

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2007.