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

Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter wishes to
recruit an Associate Research Fellow to investigate ant-colony optimisation techniques in 
bioinformatics. The successful applicant will implement ant colony optimisation techniques and 
investigate their potential to explore interactions in genome-wide association studies on a variety
of case-control disease datasets.

Applicants should possess (or shortly obtain) a relevant PhD and will be able to write programs 
in a modern programming language such as Python,C++, C# or Java in addition to experience of working
with nature-inspired optimisation algorithms (e.g. evolutionary algorithms, ant colony optimisation,
particle swarm optimisation).Additional experience in bioinformatics and specifically, genome-wide 
association studies would be an advantage.

Full details of the post are available here:

Please direct informal enquiries to

Dr Ed Keedwell

Dr Ed Keedwell
280, Harrison
Phone 01392 26(4014)
Lecturer in Computer Science
University of Exeter