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  • (New) Postdoctoral researcher in experimental psychology concerning semantics of generic sentences

    Deadline: 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 . 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).

  • Postdoctoral researcher in Computational Social Choice

    Deadline: 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?

  • PhD position in Computational Social Choice

    Deadline: 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.

ILLC Events this week

  • 15 October 2019, ILLC Lecture, Daan Bloembergen

    Speaker: Daan Bloembergen
    Title: Learning to Cooperate in Multi-Agent Systems
    Date & Time: Tuesday 15 October 2019, 10:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 15 October 2019, ILLC Lecture, Ronald de Haan

    Speaker: Ronald de Haan
    Title: Using Computational Complexity in AI
    Date & Time: Tuesday 15 October 2019, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 15 October 2019, CLS Mini-Workshop

    Speaker: Desmond Elliot (University of Copenhagen), Stella Frank (University of Edinburgh), Aurelie Herbelot (University of Trento)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 15 October 2019, 15:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 17 October 2019, ILLC Lecture, Alvaro Torralba

    Speaker: Alvaro Torralba
    Title: Dominance Analysis in AI Planning
    Date & Time: Thursday 17 October 2019, 10:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 17 October 2019, ILLC Lecture, Martha Lewis

    Speaker: Martha Lewis
    Title: Compositionality in Semantic Spaces
    Date & Time: Thursday 17 October 2019, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 18 - 21 October 2019, The Seventh International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-VII), South-West University, Chongqing, China

    Date: 18 - 21 October 2019
    Location: South-West University, Chongqing, China
    Deadline: 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.

    For more information, see http://golori.org/lori2019/ or contact Meiyun Guo at .
  • (New) 18 October 2019, MoL thesis presentations, MoL students

    Speaker: MoL students
    Title: MoL thesis presentations
    Date & Time: Friday 18 October 2019, 11:00-12:00
    Location: Room F2.19, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, contact Maria Aloni at .
  • (New) 18 October 2019, DIP Colloquium, Fabian Schlotterbeck

    Speaker: Fabian Schlotterbeck (Tübingen)
    Title: Vagueness and competition in the understanding of spatial propositions
    Date & Time: Friday 18 October 2019, 16:00-17:30
    Location: 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').