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(New) Ronald de Haan wins Beth Dissertation Prize
Ronald de Haan has received the E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize 2017 for his dissertation on Parameterized Complexity in the Polynomial Hierarchy, which he defended at the TU Wien in 2016. This award recognises outstanding contributions in the areas of logic, language and information. Ronald joined the Computational Social Choice Group at the ILLC in April 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher, after having been affiliated with the institute as a regular visitor since 2014.
For further information on the award, consult the website of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) at http://www.folli.info/?page_id=74. The dissertation is available from Ronald's website at https://staff.science.uva.nl/r.dehaan/.
(New) Secretariaatsmedewerker ILLCDeadline: Wednesday 28 June 2017
The ILLC has expanded recently due to an increase in external funding. The ILLC Office is therefore looking for a colleague (HBO level) with experience in a similar position, to provide support to projects and to participate in the general support tasks carried out by office staff.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/content/vacatures/2017/06/17-336-secretariaatsmedewerker-illc.html or contact Drs. J.S. Batson at j.s.batson at uva.nl.
(New) The Logically Speaking Podcast is live!Location: ILLC, Amsterdam
The Logically Speaking podcast is a podcast mostly about logic-related topics. The first three episodes featuring MoL students Silvan Hungerbühler, Saul Fernandez, Robert Passman and Isa Steinecker are now available on itunes.
(New) Research project assistants (Internal vacancy) at the Faculty of HumanitiesDeadline: Sunday 25 June 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill one or more positions for Project Assistants in Arianna Betti's group 'Concepts in Motion' within the projects 'eIdeas' and 'CatVis'.
The project 'eIdeas' aims at developing a groundbreaking new computational methodology for the History of Ideas. CatVis aims at developing insightful visualisations for the humanities based on cutting edge geometrical algorithmics.
The ideal candidate for this position is a born organiser: a flexible, accurate, highly team-oriented person, capable of working independently, of quickly adjusting to changes of plan, with outstanding social and communicative skills. A BA in philosophy or other field relevant to the project is required. The RA supports the internal and the external workings of the Concept in Motion team by monitoring and taking care of the more practical and collaborative aspects of its internal workings, as well as of its external, digital presence in the internet.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2017/06/17-333-research-project-assistants-intern.html or contact Prof. Arianna Betti at ariannabetti at gmail.com.
ILLC Events this week
23 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Andrzej BuleczkaTitle: Medieval vs Contemporary Metaphysics and Logic of IntentionalityDate & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 14:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Francesco Berto
23 June 2017, DIP Colloquium, Edouard MacherySpeaker: Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh)Title: Unreliability and ParochialismDate & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 16:00-17:00Location: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35107/TBA.
23 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Levin HornischerTitle: Hyperintensionality and Synonymy: A logical, philosophical, and cognitive investigationDate & Time: Friday 23 June 2017, 16:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Franz Berto, Hannes Leitgeb
26 - 30 June 2017, Workshop Inquisitiveness Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB)Date & Time: 26 - 30 June 2017, 09:00-17:00Location: Broek in Waterland, Netherlands
This workshop marks and celebrates the end of the first phase (almost two years) of the project Inquisitivenes Below and Beyond the Sentence Boundary (InqBnB), carried out at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam with funding from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).For more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/inquisitivesemantics/workshops/inqbnb-summer-2017 or contact Floris Roelofsen at floris.roelofsen at gmail.com.
28 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Lisa BenossiTitle: Pretending to work: a closed world reasoning formalisation of pretend playDate & Time: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 09:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Francesco Berto, Michiel van Lambalgen
28 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Anthia SolakiTitle: Steps Out of Logical OmniscienceDate & Time: Wednesday 28 June 2017, 11:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Franz Berto, Sonja Smets
29 June 2017, Master of Logic defense, Stella MoonTitle: Isaacson's thesis and Wilkie's theoremDate & Time: Thursday 29 June 2017, 14:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Luca Incurvati, Sean Walsh