International academic staff members are often joined by a partner who is also interested in continuing a professional career. This career workshop is designed for newly-arrived international partners in the Netherlands. The workshop is a co-production of the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
This workshop consists of two sessions (on the 21st and 28th of September, from 10:00 - 14:00), which both need to be attended. The workshop also includes a lunch which can be used to informally network with the other attendees.
Starting at 14:00 sharp!
The Nordic Online Logic Seminar (NOL Seminar) is organised monthly over Zoom, with expository talks on topics of interest for the broader logic community. The seminar is open both for professional and for aspiring logicians and logic aficionados worldwide. This is the announcement for the next talk. Those who wish to receive the Zoom ID and password for it, as well as further announcements, can subscribe here: https://listserv.gu.se/sympa/subscribe/nordiclogic.
The ILLC Colloquium is a festive event that brings together the six research units at the ILLC. Each colloquium consists of two or three talks by representatives from different units, sometimes followed by Wild Idea Talks.
The ILLC colloquium is preceded by the Current Affairs Meeting.
The purpose of the Current Affairs Meeting is to inform you about issues that are currently of importance in the ILLC and/or the Master of Logic programme. We will also use this opportunity to welcome new members of staff and to provide you with an update about upcoming and other plans.
On Saturday 7 October, the open day at the Amsterdam Science Park will take place as part of the Weekend of Science (Weekend van de Wetenschap). Companies and research institutes at the Science Park will open their doors to interested parties.
At the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science and other locations, visitors can attend guided tours, workshops and demonstrations. Learn more about cosmic wave research and what happened immediately after the Big Bang, or discover what cells your body is made of! This event can be visited by young and old alike free of charge, no registration is necessary.
In my PhD thesis, I present research into human causal cognition using a variety of perspectives and methodologies. Causal cognition refers to people's ability to understand cause-and-effect relationships and to reason about how events are connected in terms of causes and effects. This plays a crucial role in most of our daily activities, including decision-making, problem-solving, and learning. The research in my thesis is structured in three parts. In the Part 1, I present experimental research investigating variability in causal judgments and the effect of time pressure on causal reasoning. In Part 2, I develop and test a new computational cognitive model of causal reasoning: the Bayesian Mutation Sampler. Lastly, in Part 3, I identify a lack of an embodied perspective on causal cognition. To address this gap, I put forward an affordance-based theory of causal engagement that is grounded in the principles of ecological psychology and enactivism.
Veni is part of the NWO Talent Programme. It allows researchers who have recently obtained their PhD to conduct independent research and develop their ideas for a period of three years.
To apply, you are required to submit a pre-proposal, the deadline for which is 5 September 2023 14:00. The deadline for submitting the full proposal afterwards is 30 January 2024 14:00.
Researchers may apply for a grant between EUR 2,000 and EUR 6,000 to cover expenses associated with research, study trips, translation or the organization of scientific meetings. Applications for a grant must concern research focused on modern logic, philosophy of science, history of logic, history of the philosophy of science or scientific philosophy in general.
The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims at supporting staff with research time in their career development and expanding their opportunities to conduct research. Through the RIS Fund staff can apply for a temporary increase of research time in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen their track record for an upcoming grant application.
Are you looking for a challenging position in a dynamic setting? The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation currently has a vacant PhD position as part of the 'Open Competitie' Project Counting the Bees - A Data-Driven Investigation Into Early Modern British Thought, funded by NWO and led by principal investigator Arianna Betti at the Concepts in Motion lab. The ILLC is one of the five Research Schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research.
Het Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), een interdisciplinair onderzoeksinstituut van de Faculteiten FGw en FNWI, is op zoek naar een gedreven en enthousiaste professional om ons team van het bedrijfsbureau te versterken. Ben jij klaar voor een uitdagende positie waarin je kunt floreren in een unieke, interfacultaire en internationale omgeving? Als je goed kunt samenwerken en een passie hebt voor dynamiek, dan is deze positie wellicht perfect voor jou!
In this collaborative project between the University of Amsterdam and educational technology provider Prowise Learn, we will create a digital learning environment for Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT) and make it available to more than 300.000 children in the Netherlands, contributing to increased familiarity with NGT in Dutch society. This will also create a unique opportunity to investigate how children learn a visual language like NGT. Our digital learning environment will yield extensive language acquisition data, which will allow us to address fundamental questions in sign language linguistics and its acquisition. Thus, the project is expected to have substantial scientific and societal impact.
The Formal Methods and Tools (FMT) group at the University of Twente is looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD candidate to join the team working on diagnostic methods for malfunctions of cyber-physical systems. Designing systems such as MRI printers and scanners, for instance, is by no means easy and failures are often expensive and dangerous. To lower these costs, and increase system availability and reliability, more knowledge about these failures is needed: how do they arise and how to prevent and repair them?
You will be working on the ZORRO project: Engineering for Zero Downtime in Cyber-Physical Systems via Intelligent Diagnostics, led by Prof. Dr. Mariëlle Stoelinga. The project is a collaboration between the University of Twente, VU Amsterdam, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, TNO-ESI and five industrial partners. Two of the PhD positions in this project will be working at the FMT group, the other one on the topic of system engineering. You will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Mariëlle Stoelinga and Dr. Georgiana Caltais.
The Department of Computer Science at Lund University invites applications for a PhD position in theoretical computer science and/or combinatorial optimization.
The PhD student will be working in the Mathematical Insights into Algorithms for Optimization (MIAO) group headed by Jakob Nordström, which is active at both the University of Copenhagen and Lund University on either side of the Øresund Bridge. The MIAO research group has a unique profile in that we are doing cutting-edge research both on the mathematical foundations of efficient computation and on state-of-the-art practical algorithms for real-world problems. This leads to classical questions in computational complexity theory—though often with new, fascinating twists—but also involves work on devising clever algorithms that can exploit the power of such paradigms in practice.
This is a four-year full-time employed position, but PhD positions usually (though not necessarily) include 20% teaching, in which case they are prolonged for one more year. The starting date is negotiable, but should ideally be during the autumn of 2023 or in early 2024. All positions in the research group are fully funded, employed positions (including travel money) that come with an internationally competitive salary.
UCL's Department of Computer Science is looking for a 2-year research assistant/fellow in Natural Language Processing with Quantum Technology. The post will be within the Principles of Natural Language, Logic, and Statistics Research Lab of the UCL CS department. The post holder will have an exciting opportunity to work on the highly popular and timely areas of NLP and quantum computing, and in the design of a pipeline to use quantum technology to model natural language.
Thanks to the new Collective Labour Agreement (CAO), every employee who becomes a member of a union (e.g., FNV, AOb, CNV) in the month of September will receive €100 back from the UvA, in addition to other offers that unions have for new members and a tax benefit.
Being a union member comes with many advantages, such as legal advice on labour issues and a vote on the next collective agreement. Please consider signing up!