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Three-year postdoc fellowships at DIEPDeadline: Monday 20 April 2020
ILLC participates in the Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena, DIEP (https://www.d-iep.org/). The line of research within DIEP@UvA focuses on emergence and covers areas such as non-equilibrium systems, causality, collective intelligence, network theory, multiscale modelling, quantum information, phases of mater, etc. ILLC's research in the direction of Logics for interactive rationality, computational social choice, cognition, causality and quantum information theory is mentioned in this context (see https://www.d-iep.org/projectsdiepuva).
Currently DIEP is advertising three-year postdoc fellowships.
Assistant professor in Cognitive Science and Artificial IntelligenceDeadline: Wednesday 1 April 2020
The Department of Literary Studies and Linguistics in the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an Assistant professor in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, specialized in cognitive models of language, reasoning and/or music. The position will be embedded in the Linguistics section of the Department of Literary Studies & Linguistics in the faculty of Humanities. Research will be part of the Institute for Logic Language and Computation (ILLC).For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-133-assistant-professor-in-cognitive-science-and-artificial-intelligence.html or contact Jeannette Schaeffer at j.c.schaeffer at uva.nl.
PhD position in Mathematics of Quantum AlgorithmsDeadline: Wednesday 15 April 2020
QuSoft is looking for a PhD candidate for developing and analyzing new quantum algorithms for inherently quantum problems. This position is part of Maris Ozols VIDI project 'Mathematics of Quantum Algorithms', funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The goal of this project is to develop quantum algorithms for problems where both the input and output are quantum states as opposed to classical bit strings. We will particularly focus on problems with permutational and/or unitary symmetries, and attack them using quantum Schur transform and tools from representation theory.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-121-phd-position-in-mathematics-of-quantum-algorithms.html or contact Maris Ozols at marozols at gmail.com.
PhD position at the UvA Faculty of Humanities – Institute for Logic, Language and ComputationDeadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) invites applications for a PhD position at the Faculty of Humanities, tenable from 1 September 2020 (4 years, 1 FTE). Deadline for applications is 31 March 2020.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/02/20-070-phd-position-at-the-uva-faculty-of-humanities---institute-for-logic-language-and-computation or contact Luca Incurvati or Jenny Batson at phd-illc at uva.nl.
(Updated) PhD position in Knowledge Representation and ReasoningDeadline: Friday 3 April 2020
Are you looking for a PhD position where you can use your mathematical skills to improve how AI systems represent and reason with knowledge about the world and other AI systems? Are you excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment, 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 knowledge representation and reasoning to join us at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2020/01/20-051-phd-position-in-knowledge-representation-and-reasoning.html or contact dr. Ronald de Haan at R.deHaan at uva.nl.
(Updated) PhD position in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Friday 3 April 2020
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/en/content/vacancies/2020/01/20-050-phd-position-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact dr. Ronald de Haan at R.deHaan at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
30 March - 1 April 2020, Workshop "The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction"Location: OnlineDeadline: Sunday 26 January 2020
Argumentation and exchange of information help groups to coordinate, deliberate and decide. On the other hand, debates often generate detrimental large-scale phenomena such as polarization, informational cascades and echo-chambers, where the behavior of entire groups shifts in seemingly irrational ways.
Understanding the deep mechanisms of informational and social influence that underlie these phenomena in the age of social media is a challenge that engages methods from different disciplines, including philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer and social sciences and psychology.
This workshop brings together scholars with different theoretical approaches. Its broader aim is to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms that determine the behavior of individuals in a social context from multiple perspectives. The workshop will last two and a half days. The first half-day of it will be dedicated to an introductory seminar on abstract argumentation, held by Professor Pietro Baroni (Brescia).
Due to the spreading of COVID-19, this workshop will be held online as a video-conference-only.For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/workshop-arginfoexchange/home or contact Carlo Proietti at c.proietti at uva.nl.
1 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Johannes Marti (online0Speaker: Johannes MartiTitle: Unification in coalgebraic modal logicsLocation: Online
3 April 2020, DIP Colloquium, cancelledSpeaker: Heather Burnett (CNRS)For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35155/.