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These pages provide information about recent developments at or relevant to the ILLC (last update: 28 August 2014). 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

  • Lecturer / Researcher in Logic

    The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) has a temporary vacancy for a Lecturer / Researcher position at the Faculty of Science. The position combines a 50% research task in one of the research areas of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, with a 50% teaching task concerning courses in logic at the Amsterdam University College.

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-266.html

  • Postdoctoral researcher in Statistical Machine Translation

    Within ILLC, the SLPL Lab, led by Dr Khalil Sima'an, is seeking to attract three-year postdoctoral researchers in Statistical Machine Translation. In March 2014 the SLPL Lab. consists of 6 PhD candidates, 1 postdoctoral researcher and a programmer. The SLPL Lab still has 5 vacancies among which multiple postdoctoral positions on two projects: STW DatAptor, and NWO-VICI.

    Deadline: 15 September 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-263.html

  • PhD position in Statistical Computational Linguistics

    The Statistical Language Processing and Learning (SLPL) Lab, part of the Language and Computation research programme, is looking for a PhD candidate in statistical machine translation with interest in meaning-preserving statistical models. The University of Amsterdam provides an excellent environment for research in this area with world-class faculty in language and computation.

    Deadline: 15 September 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-264.html

  • Tenure Track Researcher Language in Interaction

    The successful candidate will be at the heart of a new research group whose aim is to promote the interaction between formal, logical, semantic, or/and computational modelling of language and cognition within the ILLC. To match these research tasks, the successful candidate will also be given a light teaching load in the MSc Logic, the MSc Brain and cognitive science, and/or the BSc/MSc Artificial Intelligence.

    This position is part of the larger Dutch research consortium "Language in Interaction" (lead-organisation Radboud University, Nijmegen), which brings together researchers from nine different research institutions in the Netherlands, with complementary expertise in a highly interdisciplinary area of research. The position will be embedded within the ILLC within the Faculty of Science (FNWI) of the University of Amsterdam. The researcher will be appointed either in the Language & Computation or in the Logic & Language programme at ILLC, and will form a new interface between these. The position comes with a PhD fellowship.

    Application deadline: 15 October 2014. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-220.html.

  • PhD candidate in Semantics, Pragmatics and Cognition

    The PhD position is part of the larger Dutch research consortium "Language in Interaction". This research consortium brings together researchers from nine different research institutions in the Netherlands, with complementary expertise in a highly interdisciplinary area of research. This PhD project will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Johan van Benthem (ILLC) and Prof. Dr. Ivan Toni (Donders Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen).

    For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/14-247.html and http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/id-2nd-phd-call-general.html

ILLC Events this week

  • 28 August 2014, Thesis Defense MoL, Laura Mojica

    Title: Anxiety: A Grammatical Investigation
    Date and time: Thursday 28 August 2014, 10:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Supervisor: Martin Stokhof
    For more information, please contact G.Beekelaar at uva.nl
  • 28 August 2014 (corrected), Computational Social Choice Seminar, Olivier Cailloux

    Speaker: Olivier Cailloux
    Title: Arguing about Voting Rules
    Date and time: Thursday 28 August 2014 (corrected), 16:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=5869 or http://www. illc.uva.nl/~ulle/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss (ulle.endriss at uva.nl).

  • 29 August 2014, Drinks with pizza, introduction Master of Logic students

    Date and time: Friday 29 August 2014, 17:00-19:00
    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.

    For more information, please contact t.kassenaar at uva.nl
  • 29 August 2014, Master of Logic defense, Justin Kruger

    Title: Actions in Social Choice
    Date and time: August 29, 2014, 11:00
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Promotor: Prof.dr. B. Löwe, Dr. Ulle Endris
    Copromotor: Prof.Dr. Krzysztof Apt, Prof.Dr. Jan van Eijk, Prof.Dr. R.A.M. van Rooij

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