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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.

  • PhD Position in Computational Social Choice

    Deadline: 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).

ILLC Events this week

  • 23 October 2018, PhD defense, Jeroen Zuiddam

    Title: Algebraic complexity, asymptotic spectra and entanglement polytopes
    Date & Time: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 12:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, Amsterdam
    Promotor: prof. dr. H.M. Buhrman, prof. dr. M. Christandl
    For more information, see http://math.ias.edu/~jzuiddam/ or contact Jeroen Zuiddam at .
  • (New) 25 October 2018, LUNCH Seminar, Iris van Rooij

    Speaker: Iris van Rooij
    Title: LUNCH seminar
    Date & Time: Thursday 25 October 2018, 13:00-14:00
    Location: 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!

    For more information, see here or at https://events.illc.uva.nl/LUNCH/ or contact Sirin Botan at , or Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • (Updated) 25 October 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Karolina Krzyżanowska

    Speaker: Karolina Krzyżanowska
    Date & Time: Thursday 25 October 2018, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam