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

Harold Cohen, tireless computer art pioneer dies at 87   Harold Cohen at the Tate (1983) Aaron image in background   Harold Cohen died at 87 in his studio on 27th April 2016 in Encintias California, USA.The first time I hear...


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 student positions in programming methodology, Zuerich, SWITZERLAND

The Chair of Programming Methodology is recruiting PhD students to do research in the following areas:

 Static program analysis, especially abstract interpretation for mobile TouchDevelop

 Verification of concurrent programs, especially Scala programs

 Programming languages

 Programming environments

More information about our research can be found at

Key requirements for successful applications:

 Strong commitment to research

 Interest in combining theory and practice

 Proficiency in English and excellent communication skills, both oral and 

 Excellent M.Sc. degree in Computer Science or in a related subject with 
a strong Computer Science component. We will also consider outstanding 
candidates with a B.Sc. degree.

Applications and questions should be sent to Prof. Peter Mller at  The application should 
include a CV and a description of research interests. We will consider 
applications until the positions are filled. The start date is negotiable.

More details about the positions:

 A PhD position is a regular job with attractive salary and social 

 A position is for a maximum of 6 years.

 ETH is one of the top computer science departments in the world: CS 

 Zurich is consistently ranked among the top destinations in the world 
for quality of life

 General information on doctoral studies at ETH is available at and