Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


Rose wins the Loebne...

After 2 hours of judging at Bletchley Park, 'Rose' by Bruce Wilcox was declared the winner of the Loebner Prize 2014, held in conjunction with the AISB.  The event was well attended, film live by Sky News and the special guest jud...


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...



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