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(New) Martin Stokhof appointed vice-president of the ERC
Martin Stokhof has been appointed to Vice-president of the European Research Council. The Scientific Council, the ERC's governing body, defines the scientific funding strategy and methodologies. It acts on behalf of the scientific community in Europe to promote creativity and innovative research.For more information, see erc.europa.eu/about-erc/organisation-and-working-groups/scientific-council or contact Martin Stokhof at m.j.b.stokhof at uva.nl.
Harry Buhrman appointed as distinguished research professor
Professor H.M. Buhrman (ILLC) and Professor J.N. H. Reek (IBED) have been appointed as distinguished research professors at the Faculty of Science with effect from 1 January 2017. The professors will succeed the current distinguished research professors, Jos Engelen and Kareljan Schoutens. Harry Buhrman, professor of computing science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, will serve as the figurehead for the quantum software consortium QuSoft and work to develop it further in his capacity as a distinguished research professor.For more information, see www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/faculties/faculties/faculties/content/folder/faculteit-der-natuurwetenschappen-wiskunde-en-informatica/news--events/science-news/science-news/content/folder/2017/01/joost-reek-and-harry-buhrman-appointed-as or contact Harry Buhrman at buhrman at cwi.nl.
Benedikt Loewe appointed on joint Strategy Working Group of ICSU and ISSC
Benedikt Loewe has been appointed to serve on the joint Strategy Working Group of the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).[b][b]ICSU and ISSC are the highest international bodies for the sciences and social sciences, respectively. The two councils consist of national members, represented by national research councils or national academies (e.g., the Netherlands are represented by the KNAW) and international scientific unions acting as the global representatives of individual scientific disciplines. The mandate of the Strategy Working Group is the development of the strategy of the new institution, taking into account the interdisciplinary connections between the natural and the social sciences. Benedikt Loewe represents the International Union for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST).
Open position at ILLC: Data research analystDeadline: Friday 20 January 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill a position for a Data research analyst within the project Golden Agents: Creative Industries and the Making of the Dutch Golden Age. This is a 5-year NWO Groot project (2017-2021) funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and carried out by a consortium consisting of a large number of universities, research institutes and national cultural heritage institutions such as the Rijksmuseum, the National Library of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Institute for History of Art.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/17-009-data-research-analyst-for-the-project-golden-agents.html or contact Prof. Charles van den Heuvel at C.M.J.M.vandenHeuvel at uva.nl.
Open position at ILLC: Ontology specialistDeadline: Friday 20 January 2017
The ILLC is looking to fill a position for an Ontology specialist (‘Semantic Lead’) within the project Golden Agents: Creative Industries and the Making of the Dutch Golden Age. This is a 5-year NWO Groot project (2017-2021) funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and carried out by a consortium consisting of a large number of universities, research institutes and national cultural heritage institutions such as the Rijksmuseum, the National Library of the Netherlands and the Netherlands Institute for History of Art.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/17-008-ontology-specialist-for-project-golden-agents.html or contact Prof. Arianna Betti at ariannabetti at gmail.com.
(Updated) PhD position at ILLCDeadline: Wednesday 15 February 2017
The ILLC currently has one PhD position available at the Faculty of Science, starting on 1 September 2017. Applications are now invited from excellent candidates wishing to conduct research in an area within ILLC that fits naturally in the Faculty of Science.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-620-phd-position-at-illc.html.
PhD in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Wednesday 1 February 2017
The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a PhD position in the Computational Social Choice Group led by Ulle Endriss. The position is part of a larger research project, the Customisable Collective Choice (C3) Project, which will eventually employ two PhD candidates and one postdoctoral researcher. 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.For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-583-phd-candidate-in-computational-social-choice.html or contact Dr. Ulle Endriss at U.Endriss at uva.nl.
Postdoc in Quantum CryptographyDeadline: Tuesday 31 January 2017
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of quantum cryptography. The successful applicant will join the group of Christian Schaffner. The aim of the project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).For more information, see here or at www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/16-584-postdoctoral-researcher-in-quantum-cryptography.html or contact Dr. Christian Schaffner at C.Schaffner at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
20 January 2017, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Yanjing WangSpeaker: Yanjing Wang (Peking University)Title: A logic of knowing whyDate & Time: Friday 20 January 2017, 15:30-17:00Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar.
(Updated) 24 January 2017, LIRa Workshop on Rationality, Logic and Decisions (WoRLD)Date & Time: Tuesday 24 January 2017, 13:00-18:00Location: room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107
The Workshop on Rationality, Logic, and Decisions will take place in Amsterdam on January 24th, 2017. The central theme will be the notion of rationality, with special attention to the issue of rationality in decisions. The workshop is associated with the PhD Defence of Paolo Galeazzi, that will take place on January 25th, 2017.
(New) 25 January 2017, Play Without Regret, Paolo GaleazziDate & Time: Wednesday 25 January 2017, 11:00Location: Aula, Oude Lutherse kerkSupervisor: Sonja SmetsPromotor: Sonja SmetsCopromotor: Alexandru BaltagFor more information, contact Paolo Galeazzi at pagale87 at gmail.com.
26 January 2017, DIP Colloquium, Clemens MayrSpeaker: Clemens Mayr (ZAS Berlin)Date & Time: Thursday 26 January 2017, 16:00-17:30Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see www.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium.
26 January 2017, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Sebastian SchneckenburgerSpeaker: Sebastian Schneckenburger (Tübingen)Title: The Atkinson Inequality Index in Multiagent Resource AllocationDate & Time: Thursday 26 January 2017, 16:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam