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(New) Postdoctoral researcher in experimental psychology concerning semantics of generic sentencesDeadline: Monday 4 November 2019
Are you a high potential young researcher with a PhD degree either in Experimental Psychology or Psycholinguistics, with an interest in natural Natural Language interpretation, and would you be interested to join the Logic and Language programme at our institute to investigate the meaning of generic and conditional sentences? If so, we invite you to apply for this position.
This postdoc position is part of the NWO Open Competition project 'From Learning to Meaning: A new approach to Characterizing Sentences and Stereotypes'. You will join the group of Robert van Rooij. The aim of the project is to investigate empirically what is the meaning of generalising expressions like generic and conditional sentences. The methods used are (i) experimental psychology (lab-based and online experiments) and (ii) distributive semantics to find biases in large corpora. The postdoc is expected to work on (i).For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/shared-content/uva/en/vacancies/2019/10/19-651-postdoctoral-researcher-in-experimental-psychology-concerning-semantics-of-generic-sentences.html or contact Robert van Rooij at R.A.M.vanRooij at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Monday 18 November 2019
Have you recently completed (or are you about to complete) your PhD in AI, doing formal work in an area such as Multiagent Systems or Knowledge Representation? Are you excited about recent developments at the interface of AI with Economics taking place in the Computational Social Choice and Algorithmic Game Theory research communities? Can you see yourself working in an interdisciplinary environment, in a team with smart and friendly colleagues?For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2019/10/19-646-postdoctoral-researcher-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact Ulle Endriss at U.Endriss at uva.nl.
PhD position in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Monday 28 October 2019
Are you looking for a PhD position where you can use your mathematical skills to improve how we make decisions, arrive at compromises, and aggregate information in a group? Are you excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment, in a team with smart and friendly colleagues? And are you interested in an academic career in Artificial Intelligence?
Then you may want to join us. We are looking for a PhD candidate in the field of computational social choice to join us in the COMSOC Group at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/shared-content/uva/en/vacancies/2019/09/19-589-phd-position-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact Ulle Endriss at U.Endriss at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
15 October 2019, ILLC Lecture, Daan BloembergenSpeaker: Daan BloembergenTitle: Learning to Cooperate in Multi-Agent SystemsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
15 October 2019, ILLC Lecture, Ronald de HaanSpeaker: Ronald de HaanTitle: Using Computational Complexity in AILocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
15 October 2019, CLS Mini-WorkshopSpeaker: Desmond Elliot (University of Copenhagen), Stella Frank (University of Edinburgh), Aurelie Herbelot (University of Trento)Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
17 October 2019, ILLC Lecture, Alvaro TorralbaSpeaker: Alvaro TorralbaTitle: Dominance Analysis in AI PlanningLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
17 October 2019, ILLC Lecture, Martha LewisSpeaker: Martha LewisTitle: Compositionality in Semantic SpacesLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
18 - 21 October 2019, The Seventh International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-VII), South-West University, Chongqing, ChinaLocation: South-West University, Chongqing, ChinaDeadline: Monday 27 May 2019
The International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI) conference series aims at bringing
together researchers working on a wide variety of logic-related fields that concern the understanding of rationality and interaction. The series aims at fostering a view of Logic as an interdisciplinary endeavor, and supports the creation of an East-Asian community of interdisciplinary researchers.
(New) 18 October 2019, MoL thesis presentations, MoL studentsSpeaker: MoL studentsTitle: MoL thesis presentationsLocation: Room F2.19, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, contact Maria Aloni at m.d.aloni at uva.nl.
(New) 18 October 2019, DIP Colloquium, Fabian SchlotterbeckSpeaker: Fabian Schlotterbeck (Tübingen)Title: Vagueness and competition in the understanding of spatial propositionsLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In this first DIP Colloquium of the 2019/20 academic year, Fabian Schlotterbeck (Tübingen) will present his work on spatial propositions (e.g. 'above', 'beside').For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35134/Vagueness-and-competition-in-the-understanding-of-spatial-propositions or contact Milica Denić at m.denic at uva.nl.