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These pages provide information about recent developments at or relevant to the ILLC (last update: 27 August 2015). Please let us know if you have material that you would like to be added to the news pages, by using the online submission form. For minor updates to existing entries you can also email the news administrators directly. English submissions strongly preferred.

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ILLC News

  • Julian Schlöder wins Best Paper Award at the ESSLLI 2015 Student Session

    Julian Schlöder has received the Best Paper and Oral Presentation Award for his paper "A Formal Semantics of the Final Rise", presented at the Student Session held during ESSLLI 2015, which took place in Barcelona over the first two weeks of August. The paper offers a formal model formulated in the SDRT framework of how final rise intonation in English affects the discourse structure of a dialogue.

    For more information, visit Julian's webpage at http://jjsch.github.io/.

  • (Updated) Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics

    The ILLC has a temporary vacancy for an Assistant Professor position at the Faculty of Science. The position combines a 60% research task in computational linguistics, with a 40% teaching task concerning courses in computational linguistics and related areas.

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/

  • Postdoctoral research fellow (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher)

    The ILLC has an opening for a 2-year Research Fellow (Experienced Researcher) position as part of the ESSENCE (Evolution of Shared SEmaNtics in Computational Environments) Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), a four-year international collaborative research training project coordinated by the University of Edinburgh. This is a high-profile position that offers exceptional benefits ideally suited for top candidates.

    Application deadline: 1 September 2015. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/content/2015/07/.

ILLC Events this week

  • 28 August 2015, Drinks with pizza, introduction Master of Logic students

    Date and time: Friday 28 August 2015, 17:00
    Location: Outside Café-Restaurant Polder, Science Park 205, Amsterdam

    As every year, we'd like to welcome the new class of Master of Logic students with drinks and pizza in a tent outside of Restaurant Polder at Science Park.

  • 28 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Kees van Berkel

    Title: Kant's Logic in the Critique of Practical Reason (A Logical Formalization of Kant's Practical Transcendental Argument)
    Date and time: 28 August 2015, 15:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Michiel van Lambalgen
    For more information, please contact f.kortenbach at uva.nl
  • 31 August 2015, Master of Logic defense, Fangzhou Zhai

    Title: A Bayesian Generative Model for Syllogistic Reasoning
    Date and time: Monday 31 August 2015, 14:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisors: Jakub Szymanik & Ivan Titov
    For more information, please contact f.kortenbach at uva.nl
  • 1 September 2015, PhD defense, M.I. (Inés) Crespo

    Title: Affecting meaning. Subjectivity and evaluativity in gradable adjectives
    Date and time: Tuesday 1 September 2015, 10:00
    Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, Amsterdam
    Promotor: Martin Stokhof, Frank Veltman
    Copromotor: Robert van Rooij
    For more information, please contact inescrespo at gmail.com
  • 1 September 2015, Workshop on Subjectivity, Evaluativity and Meaning, Belle van Zuylenzaal, room C1.13 at the University Library (UBA), Singel 425, Amsterdam

    This workshop aims at bringing together philosophers and semanticists, and host a discussion on pressing issues related to how subjectivity and evaluativity appear in natural language, and how these features can best be modeled.

    The workshop is co-located with the PhD defence of Inés Crespo.

    For more information, see http://inescrespo.altervista.org/workshop.html

  • 3 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Konstantinos Gkikas

    Title: Stable Beliefs and Conditional Probability Spaces
    Date and time: Thursday 3 September 2015, 10:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Alexandru Baltag
    For more information, please contact f.kortenbach at uva.nl
  • 3 September 2015, Master of Logic defense, Suzanne van Wijk

    Title: Coalitions in Epistemic Planning
    Date and time: Thursday 3 September 2015, 12:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Alexandru Baltag
    For more information, please contact f.kortenbach at uva.nl

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