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  • Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Social Choice

    Deadline: Wednesday 21 November 2018

    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a three-year research position at the postdoctoral level in the Computational Social Choice Group led by Ulle Endriss.
    This position is part of the Customisable Collective Choice (C3) Project, which already employs two PhD candidates. It is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the TOP1 scheme. The aim of the C3 project is to develop the scientific foundations required to build tools that can help people to better understand the methods they use to make decisions together and to support them in designing decision making methods that are customised to their specific needs.
    You will become a member of the Computational Social Choice Group, the research agenda of which is dedicated to the design and analysis of methods for collective decision making. The group's research is both mathematical and conceptual in nature. Much of it regularly gets published in the leading conference proceedings and journals in Artificial Intelligence. At the same time, the group emphasises interdisciplinarity and often reaches out to other fields, particularly Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy.

ILLC Events this week

  • 15 - 17 November 2018, The Making of the Humanities VII

    Date: 15 - 17 November 2018
    Location: CREA, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    The Making of the Humanities conference returns to Amsterdam! This is where the conference series started in 2008, ten years ago. Following successful meetings in Amsterdam in 2010, in Rome in 2012 and 2014, in Baltimore in 2016, and in Oxford in 2017, the seventh conference on the history of the humanities returns to the University of Amsterdam, November 15–17, 2018. The seventh conference is the largest in the series: over 140 papers have been accepted for presentation by speakers from over thirty different countries.

    For more information, see http://www.historyofhumanities.org/ or contact Rens Bod at .
  • 15 November 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Johannes Korbmacher

    Speaker: Johannes Korbmacher
    Title: The Logic of Free Choice Permission.
    Date & Time: Thursday 15 November 2018, 17:00-18:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 20 November 2018, EXPRESS Seminar, Francesca Poggiolesi

    Speaker: Francesca Poggiolesi (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
    Title: A proof-theoretical approach to non-causal explanations: complexity as the key to directionality
    Date & Time: Tuesday 20 November 2018, 16:00-17:30
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see https://inferentialexpressivism.com/seminar/ or contact Luca Incurvati at .