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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position (1-2 years) in game theory and logic of games, FRANCE

Toulouse (France)

In the context of the ERC-Advanced Researcher Grant 269427, STAC (Strategic Conversation), IRIT is 
seeking to hire a post-doctoral researcher with a specialization in game theory and the logic of 
games or game logics, who is interested in applying game theoretic techniques to the analysis of 
conversation and underlying strategic reasoning. Knowledge of classical game theory is required 
and empirical evaluations of game theoretic techniques, as well as knowledge of discourse 
representation theories, will be a plus.

 	The STAC group, headed by Nicholas Asher, has several decades experience in the formal 
semantic and pragmatic analysis of dialogue. 
Since the nineties, we have been interested in game theoretic analyses of conversational defaults 
and are in the process of developing a general game theoretic model of strategic conversation 
integrating our rich theory of discourse structure and interpretation, SDRT. In STAC, we plan to 
develop this model and variants further and to test their validity relative to corpus data that we 
are gathering and will be analyzing. The corpus data will come from on line games, as well as other
sources (role playing dialogue).

 	EXPERIENCE: The postdoctoral researcher must have a PhD in Logic, economics or linguistics 
with a specialization conforming to the requirements above. A strong publication record is expected
in fields related to the project. Basic knowledge of linguistics is also required. Knowledge of 
discourse analysis theories will be a plus as well as experience with learning from structured data.

 	Please send your application to: {ASHER, VIEU} [AT] IRIT.FR. 
Attach at least: CV, publication list, short statement of research interests, and names and email 
addresses of 2-3 people willing to give a recommendation letter. Review of applications will start 
on November 1st 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

 	LANGUAGE: English and possibly also French are the languages of the data we will be 
considering. If the candidate is fluent in English, French is not required but will be considered a plus.

 	PERIOD: 1 to 2 years, starting preferably on January 1, 2012
Salary: 2919 euro (approx. 00) brut per month.

 	LABORATORY: IRIT, CNRS/Universit Paul Sabatier []