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Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: 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.For more information, see here or at http://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2018/10/18-595-postdoctoral-researcher-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact Ulle Endriss at u.endriss at uva.nl.
PhD Position in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Monday 5 November 2018
This position is part of the Collective Information Project, which will eventually employ a total of five junior researchers. It is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) under the VICI scheme.
The aim of the Collective Information Project is to improve our understanding of how best to aggregate information supplied by several independent agents and how the structural properties of the kind of information we wish to aggregate influences the performance of different aggregation mechanisms. Potential applications range from political elections and recommender systems (aggregation of preferences), to crowdsourcing campaigns (aggregation of expert judgments), to knowledge engineering (aggregation of ontologies).For more information, see here or at http://www.uva.nl/shared-content/uva/en/vacancies/2018/09/18-562--phd-position-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact Ulle Endriss at u.endriss at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
23 October 2018, PhD defense, Jeroen ZuiddamTitle: Algebraic complexity, asymptotic spectra and entanglement polytopesLocation: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, AmsterdamPromotor: prof. dr. H.M. Buhrman, prof. dr. M. Christandl
(New) 25 October 2018, LUNCH Seminar, Iris van RooijSpeaker: Iris van RooijTitle: LUNCH seminarLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
In the first session of the LUNCH seminar Iris van Rooij (Radboud University Nijmegen) will tell us why cognitive scientists should care about computational complexity. We hope to see you all there!
(Updated) 25 October 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Karolina KrzyżanowskaSpeaker: Karolina KrzyżanowskaLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2018/09/lira-session-karolina-krzyzanowska-2/.