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

Junior research opening at USC/ICT


Junior research opening at USC/ICT

We are looking to hire a junior researcher to focus on cognitive
architecture research within the context of our virtual human research
efforts.  The position would have primary responsibility over
envisioning the next-generation of cognitive architecture that would
support real-time multi-modal interactions with human users within
emotionally-evocative virtual simulations.  The candidate is expected
to collaborate closely with a multi-disciplinary research team
including research in emotion modeling, natural language processing,
and nonverbal behavior recognition and synthesis.  Below are listed
some research publications upon which the research is expected to
build.  Interested candidates should send a vita to me at

Jonathan Gratch and Stacy Marsella,  The Architectural Role of Emotion in Cognitive Systems, in Integrated Models of Cognitive Systems, Wayne Gray (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2008.

Stacy Marsella and Jonathan Gratch, EMA: A Model of Emotional Dynamics, Journal of Cognitive Systems Research, vol 10(1), 2009, pp 70-90

William Swartout, Jonathan Gratch, Randall Hill, Eduard Hovy, Stacy Marsella, Jeff Rickel and David Traum, Toward Virtual Humans, in AI Magazine, v.27(1), 2006

Jonathan Gratch                                |
Associate Director, Research Associate Professor | Phone:  (310) 448-0306
USC Institute for Creative Technologies          | Fax:    (310) 574-5725
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