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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.
ILLC Events this week
15 - 17 November 2018, The Making of the Humanities VIILocation: CREA, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Making of the Humanities conference returns to Amsterdam! This is where the conference series started in 2008, ten years ago. Following successful meetings in Amsterdam in 2010, in Rome in 2012 and 2014, in Baltimore in 2016, and in Oxford in 2017, the seventh conference on the history of the humanities returns to the University of Amsterdam, November 15–17, 2018. The seventh conference is the largest in the series: over 140 papers have been accepted for presentation by speakers from over thirty different countries.
15 November 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Johannes KorbmacherSpeaker: Johannes KorbmacherTitle: The Logic of Free Choice Permission.Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2018/10/lira-session-johannes-korbmacher/.
20 November 2018, EXPRESS Seminar, Francesca PoggiolesiSpeaker: Francesca Poggiolesi (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)Title: A proof-theoretical approach to non-causal explanations: complexity as the key to directionalityLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam