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The 'Digging into Data project 'Legal Structures' is a joint project with Washington University (US) and the University of Amsterdam: Faculty of Humanities (ILLC) and Faculty of Law (ACLE). This postdoctoral project attempts to analyze the world's legal codes by focuses on machine coding of internal references in codes and laws. The intuition behind this approach is that fundamental differences among legal systems manifest themselves in the structure of the texts, and can be detected, parameterized, and visualized using computerized algorithms.
The project is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with an MA, MSc and PhD relevant to the subject, good programming experience, a background in computer science or artificial intelligence, and an interest in empirical legal studies and/or digital humanities. The postdoctoral researcher may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching, but no more than one class a week during one semester per academic year.
Application deadline: 20 March 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-053.html.
The European Commission has appointed three new members of the Scientific Council, the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC). The term of office of the new members runs from the beginning of January 2014 until the end of 2017.
For more information, see http://erc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/press_release/files/
The ILLC LoCo group is looking for a PhD candidate in Algorithmics. The position is in the area of Algorithms and Complexity and part of the ILLC’s research programme in Logic and Computation.
Research topics in this area include computational complexity, algorithms, Kolmogorov complexity, quantum computation, and (quantum) information theory. The day-to-day guidance of the candidate will be in the hands of Dr.L.Torenvliet. Prof.dr. H. Buhrman will act as formal thesis advisor. Ongoing projects in the group include investigations into structural properties of complexity classes, parameterized complexity, and Kolmogorov complexity, but the position is not necessarily tied to one project, and the candidate is welcome and encouraged to bring his or her own research interests in algorithmic subjects into the group.
Application deadline: 30 April 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-054.html.
The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography.
The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their possibilities and limitations. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Christian Schaffner.
Application deadline: 30 April 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-055.html.
Speaker: Benjamin Bewersdorf (Universitat Konstanz)Title: Experience and Rational Belief ChangeDate and time: Wednesday 12 March 2014, 16:30-18:00Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar
Speaker: Barend Beekhuizen / Jelke BloemTitle: Learning Meaning without Primitives: Typology Predicts Developmental Patterns / Large-scale analysis of order variation in Dutch verbal clustersDate and time: Wednesday 12 March 2014, 15:00-16:15Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information and abstracts, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/
Speaker: Tommaso Gagliardoni (TU Darmstadt, Germany)Title: Proofs of security for digital signatures in the Quantum Random Oracle ModelDate and time: Thursday 13 March 2014, 15:00-16:00Location: ILLC Meeting Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=5544 or contact c.schaffneruva.nl
Speaker: Vlasta SikimicTitle: On Purpose and Variations of Cut EliminationDate and time: Friday 14 March 2014, 17:30-18:30Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamTarget group: MSc Logic and PhD students