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...


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AISB Convention 2015

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Yasemin Erden on BBC

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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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

Pre- or postdoctoral position in Artificial Intelligence, Osnabrueck, GERMANY

The Artificial Intelligence Group of the Institute of Cognitive Science
(IKW) at the University of Osnabrueck (Germany) seeks applicants for a

doctoral / postdoctoral position (salary level E 13 TV-L, 50%)

The position is limited until September 30th, 2014 and provides the possibility of further 
scientific qualification (PhD / Habilitation).

The main research areas of the AI group are non-classical forms of reasoning, ontologies and text 
technology, neural-symbolic integration, and cognitive architectures.

The duties of the successful applicant include 2 hours teaching load (teaching language is English)
as well as participation in the research activities of the AI group.

Applicants should have an excellent academic degree (Master/Diploma) in computer science or a 
related discipline, and potentially a PhD degree. In the ideal case, the successful candidate has 
experience in interdisciplinary research and fulfils at least two of the following

Thorough knowledge in formal logic and knowledge representation formalisms, in particular with 
respect to ontology design and inference procedures Thorough knowledge in the theory of artificial 
neural networks Thorough knowledge in cognitive modeling Thorough knowledge in the development of 
algorithms Practical knowledge in at least one of the following programming languages: Prolog, Java,
ML/Scheme, or a similar language

The University of Osnabrueck strives for an increase in the number of women in academic employment.
Women are therefore especially encouraged to submit their applications and will be preferentially 
considered provided they are equally qualified. Disabled candidates with equal qualifications will 
be given preference.

There is an option for part-time employment.

Letters of application with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, and the names of two 
referees) should be sent to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of 
Osnabrueck, Albrechtstrasse 28, 49076 Osnabrueck. The deadline for applications is 21.02.2012. 
Further information can be provided by Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Kuehnberger (