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(New) Assistant Professor in Computational Social ScienceDeadline: Friday 20 January 2023Are you a passionate and committed teacher and researcher in computational social science who also is well-versed in cutting-edge methods in AI? Would you like to be involved in innovative computational social science teaching and research, working with leading researchers in an interdisciplinary academic environment?For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Assistant-Professor-in-Computational-Social-Science/760348902/ or contact Ulle Endriss at U.Endriss at uva.nl.
Assistant Professor in Generative AI in the ArtsDeadline: Thursday 12 January 2023Generative AI in the past decade has changed the field of artistic creativity, making us ask new questions that are relevant not only for scientific research but also for musicians and artists of all kinds. With this position, we are seeking to broaden our profile with respect to AI-assisted music generation and how AI-generated art can be positioned within the humanities and cognitive science more generally.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Assistant-Professor-in-Generative-AI-in-the-Arts/758827502/ or contact dr. John Ashley Burgoyne at j.a.burgoyne at uva.nl.
PhD Project Digitale Ondersteuning voor het Leren van Nederlandse GebarentaalDeadline: Thursday 12 January 2023
Wist je dat de meeste dove kinderen horende ouders hebben die nog nooit in aanraking zijn geweest met gebarentaal op het moment dat hun kind geboren wordt? Wil jij bijdragen aan het ontwerpen, ontwikkelen en testen van nieuwe technologieën om deze ouders te ondersteunen bij het leren van gebarentaal, zodat zij beter met hun kinderen kunnen communiceren?For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-Project-Digitale-Ondersteuning-voor-het-Leren-van-Nederlandse-Gebarentaal/759525302/ or contact Floris Roelofsen at F.ROELOFSEN at UVA.NL.
PhD in Quantum-Safe CryptographyDeadline: Saturday 31 December 2022
Do you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary research setting on intellectually challenging and societally relevant questions? The Informatics Institute is looking for an ambitious PhD candidate. Your research is part of the NWO-funded research project ‘Quantum Impact on Societal Security’.
As the potential risks and consequences of cybersecurity breaches of existing cryptography by future quantum computers would be devastating, there is an urgent need to prepare for a transition to quantum-safe cryptography (QSC). Addressing the many complexities of this transition requires a multidisciplinary collaboration of scientists, financial and governmental institutions, and civil society groups. The ‘Quantum Impact on Societal Security’ (QISS) consortium will analyse the technical, ethical, legal and societal impact of this upcoming society-wide transition. QISS’s objective is to contribute to the creation of a Dutch ecosystem where quantum-safe cryptography can thrive, and mobilize this ecosystem to align technological applications with ethical, legal, and social values.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-in-Quantum-Safe-Cryptography/748964502/ or contact Christian Schaffner at c.schaffner at uva.nl.
(New) UvA honorary doctorate for Chistopher Manning
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is awarding honorary doctorates to Indian psychiatrist and scientist in the field of mental well-being Vikram Patel and Australian computer scientist and expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence Christopher Manning.
Khalil Sima`an is one of the honorary supervisors.For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/content/news/press-releases/2022/11/uva-honorary-doctorates-for-psychiatrist-vikram-patel-and-computer-scientist-christopher-manning.html or contact Khalil Sima`an at k.simaan at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
(Updated) 9 December 2022, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Giorgio SbardoliniSpeaker: Giorgio SbardoliniTitle: Homogeneity and RejectioLocation: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35213/Giorgio-Sbardolini.
13 December 2022, ILLC Turing Chair for Quantum Software - Symposium in honor of Gilles BrassardLocation: ILLC, Science Park, AmsterdamDeadline: Wednesday 30 November 2022
Professor Gilles Brassard holds the ‘Turing Chair for Quantum Software’ at ILLC UvA, and he is hosted at QuSoft at NWO CWI. In honor of Brassard, we are organising a symposium at Science Park Amsterdam on 13 December 2022, from 13.00 – 16.00.
You are all invited to attend this special symposium, with Gilles Brassard, Maris Ozols and Ludovico Lami.
We are honored that Gilles Brassard is with us on this day to give a technical talk. Gilles Brassard (Université de Montréal) was awarded the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, for foundational work in quantum information. He shares this prize with Charles Bennett, David Deutsch and Peter Shor.For more information, see https://www.quantumsc.nl/Events/Upcoming-events/event/81/Celebration-ILLC-Turing-Chair.
(Updated) 13 December 2022, EXPRESS-Philmath Seminar, Hannes LeitgebSpeaker: Hannes Leitgeb (Munich)Title: On merely expressive devicesLocation: Online via Zoom
13 December 2022, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Tejaswini DeoskarSpeaker: Tejaswini Deoskar (Utrecht University)Location: Room L3.36 at LAB42, Amsterdam Science Park, plus live streaming on Zoom.For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.