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 and postdoctoral positions in theoretical computer science, Erlangen, GERMANY

In the newly founded Theoretical Computer Science group (Chair 8) at the University of 
Erlangen-Nrnberg, several research positions are available that can be filled at the doctoral 
or post-doctoral level. These include project positions of up to two years, in the TV-L E13 or 
E14 pay scale depending on qualification of the applicant; project topics include

 	- coalgebraic logic
 	- probabilistic description logic
 	- formal methods in mechanical engineering.

Additionally, at least one position is available that is not tied to a specific research project 
but does carry a teaching obligation of 5h per week; in this case, research work can be positioned 
in any of the core fields of the group including

 	- modal logic
 	- knowledge representation
 	- coalgebra
 	- formal methods
 	- program semantics
 	- applications of semantic technologies

Such positions can be filled at TV-L E13 for an initial appointment of three years, with a 
possibility of extension for another three years subject to provisions by German laws on temporal 
employment in academia; postdoctoral applicants from EU countries can be appointed at the A13 
payscale ("akademischer Rat") (which pays better and has better benefits) for two periods of 
three years, with a possible extension of two periods of two years at the A14 payscale 
("akademischer Oberrat") for candidates who successfully complete a habilitation during the 
first six years.

Please send applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and contact details of three 
references by email to There is no particular application deadline; 
positions will be filled when suitable candidates are found.