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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
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
(New) 21 November 2018, Women in Science: The story from India. Special Colloquium with professor Rohini GodboleLocation: Room C1.110, Science Park 904, Amsterdam
Worldwide women are still under-represented in science. What are the causes, and what can be done about it? The Indian government recently conducted two larges studies addressing these questions. On 21 November professor Rohini Godbole, one of India’s most prominent particle physicists, will give a lecture about these two studies and the plans to improve the position of women in science in India.
(New) 21 November 2018, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Yde VenemaSpeaker: Yde Venema (ILLC)Title: What is the size of a formula? Basic size matters in the modal mu-calculusLocation: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
22 November 2018, LUNCH Seminar, Federica RussoSpeaker: Federica RussoTitle: Why going informational: A gentle introductionLocation: ILLC Common Room F1.21, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Federica Russo (University of Amsterdam) is going to be the inaugural speaker of the ILLC LUNch seminar! Light lunch will be provided to the audience. If you prefer, you are also encouraged to bring your own lunch!
22 November 2018, 'The Algorithmic Mind (Thomas Icard)' reading groupLocation: ILLC PostDoc Meeting Room F2.02, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
This is the second of three meetings where a few of us are getting together to read and discuss the PhD thesis of Thomas Icard, who did the MoL and whose PhD thesis, ‘The Algorithmic Mind’, was supervised by Johan van Benthem at Stanford.For more information, see here or at https://www.illc.uva.nl/Research/Publications/Dissertations/DS-2014-02.text.pdf or contact Dean McHugh at d.m.mchugh at uva.nl.
(New) 22 November 2018, CoSaQ seminar, Fausto CarcassiSpeaker: Fausto CarcassiTitle: Monotonicity in gradable adjectives: an evolutionary model and some experimental resultsLocation: PC Hoofthuis 04.28, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://www.jakubszymanik.com/CoSaQ/seminar/.
(Updated) 22 November 2018, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Alexandra KuncovaSpeaker: Alexandra KuncovaTitle: On the (In)dispensability of Action TypesLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2018/08/lira-session-hein-duijf-2/.
(Updated) 23 November 2018, DIP Colloquium, Catarina Dutilh NovaesSpeaker: Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Vrije Universiteit)Title: The Social Epistemology of ArgumentationLocation: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35121/.