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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Research Fellows (x2), University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Research Fellows (x2)
School of Computing
University of Leeds

(Fixed Term until November 2014)

We are pleased to offer two positions, providing support to the VIGIL and RACE projects. Both 
projects are concerned with developing machine learning techniques, based on qualitative spatio-
temporal relational representations, to acquire high level world models from sensor, in particular 
video, data.

The VIGIL project is a research collaboration between the School of Computing, the University of 
Maryland and SRI which leads the consortium. VIGIL is a project funded under the Defense Advanced 
Research projects Agency (DARPA) Mind's Eye programme: The investigators at 
Leeds are Profs Tony Cohn and David Hogg, and Dr Brandon Bennett.

The RACE project is a research collaboration between the School of Computing, and the Universities 
of Hamburg, Osnabrueck, Orebro, Aveiro, and a spinoff from Hamburg, Hitek. The investigators at 
Leeds are Profs Tony Cohn and David Hogg. See:

You will be a member of the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Biological Systems in the 
School of Computing ( and be expected to pay an active role in the life of 
the institute.

The end date for these positions will be the 30th November 2014.

University Grade 7 (29,972 - 35,788)

Informal enquires to Anthony Cohn, Professor of Automated Reasoning, tel +44 (0)11334 35482, email

Full details and application procedure are at:

Closing Date: 29 February 2012