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Postdoc in Computational Social ChoiceDeadline: Wednesday 25 May 2022
Have you recently completed (or are you about to complete) your PhD and are you excited about current developments at the interface of AI with Economics taking place in the Computational Social Choice and Algorithmic Game Theory research communities? Can you see yourself working in an interdisciplinary environment, in a team with smart and friendly colleagues?For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoc-in-Computational-Social-Choice/745372502/ or contact Prof. dr. Ulle Endriss at u.endriss at uva.nl.
(Updated) Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive Computational ModelingDeadline: Sunday 22 May 2022
Are you interested in how people represent the word meaning? Are you curious how individual differences affect linguistic communication? Do you have experience in combining computational cognitive modeling and psycholinguistic research? If you are excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment with a team of friendly and enthusiastic colleagues, then you may want to join us as Postdoctoral researcher in cognitive computational modeling of individual differences in semantic representations.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-Researcher-in-Cognitive-Computational-Modeling/744859502/ or contact Jakub Szymanik at jakub.szymanik at gmail.com.
(New) Sonja Smets appointed member of KNAW
We are very happy to announce that Sonja Smets has been selected as a new member by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). A total of 22 new members will join this year. The new Academy members will be inducted on Monday, 12 September.For more information, see https://www.uva.nl/en/content/news/news/2022/05/four-uva-professors-appointed-members-of-knaw.html or contact Sonja Smets at s.j.l.smets at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
17 - 18 May 2022, Cognitive Semantics and Quantities Final WorkshopLocation: Doelenzaal (room C0.07), University Library building, Singel 425, Amsterdam
On May 17th and 18th, we will have the pleasure of hosting the final workshop of the ERC Cognitive Semantics project. We will have a great lineup of speakers presenting recent advances in semantics and cognition. The day before the workshop, on May 16th, Sonia Ramotowska will defend her thesis "Quantifying quantifier representations: Experimental studies, computational modeling, and individual differences". And the day after the workshop, on May 19th, we will host a half-day satellite meeting on Reasoning & Neural Networks.For more information, see https://www.jakubszymanik.com/CoSaQ/events/closing-workshop/ or contact Jakub Szymanik at jakub.szymanik at gmail.com.
18 May 2022, Master of Logic defense, Raoul KoudijsTitle: Learning Modal Formulas via DualitiesLocation: Online (closed session)Supervisor: Balder ten Cate
(Updated) 19 May 2022, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Paul EgréSpeaker: Paul Egré (École Normale Supérieure)Title: On the optimality of vaguenessLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2022/02/lira-session-paul-egre/.
20 May 2022, Master of Logic defense, Thomas Klein GoldewijkTitle: Long-Term Participatory BudgetingLocation: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, AmsterdamSupervisor: Davide Grossi & Jan Maly
20 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Carlos NavarreteSpeaker: Carlos Navarrete (Toulouse)Title: Using Social Choice Theory to Understand Networked Social MovementsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
(Updated) 20 May 2022, DIP Colloquium, Harvey LedermanSpeaker: Harvey Lederman (Princeton)Title: Fine-grained semantics for attitude reportsLocation: ILLC seminar room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam (and online via Zoom)For more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35183/Harvey-Lederman-Princeton.
23 May 2022, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Marie SchmidtleinSpeaker: Marie Schmidtlein (ILLC)Title: Constructing a Voting Rule Governed by AxiomsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam