AISB Convention 2015

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AISB YouTube Channel

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Lighthill Debates

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research Fellow position, University of Birmingham, UK

We (Colin Rowat - economics - and Manfred Kerber - computer science) are looking for an RA 
(research assistant) with strong background in theorem proving, logic, mathematical knowledge 
representation, and/or economics for a project to apply automated theorem proving techniques 
to economics. In the project we want to bridge between computer science and economics, reach 
out to the two communities and explore in a wide range of ways (by applying Isabelle, Theorema,
sTeX, Leo inter alia) how formal and semi-formal methods can be applied to particular problems 
in the field of economics.

The job ad can be found at: (closing date 30 November 2011).

The project starts early 2012 (1 January the earliest) and runs for 30-36 months.

The EPSRC research grant details are at:

Three papers that exemplify the work we are going to automate and extend:

Further information can be obtained from us at and

Manfred Kerber

| Manfred Kerber                 URL: | 
| School of Computer Science     e-mail: |
| The University of Birmingham   Tel.:   (+44)-121-414-4787     |
| Birmingham, B15 2TT, England   Fax.:   (+44)-121-414-4281     |