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Assistent Bedrijfsvoerder ILLCDeadline: Thursday 15 September 2022
Ben jij een organisatorisch talent, een echte multitasker die tegelijkertijd het overzicht bewaart? Heb je een ondersteunende instelling en vind je het leuk om binnen de dynamiek van een interdisciplinair onderzoeksinstituut te werken? En trekt werken binnen een complexe organisatie je aan?
Het Institute for Logic, Language and Computation is op zoek naar een assistent bedrijfsvoerder.For more information, see https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Assistent-Bedrijfsvoerder/748850902/ or contact Peter van Ormondt at p.vanormondt at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral researcher Information quality and argument-checkingDeadline: Thursday 1 September 2022
Are you interested in implementing computational methods in argumentation theory? Do you have experience with working with formal approaches to the study of argumentation theory?
The Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC) currently has a vacancy for a postdoctoral research position as part of the broader field Humane AI. Within this field the focus is on data and platforms for social, cultural and economic innovation. ILLC is one of the five Research Schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-researcher-Information-quality-and-argument-checking/750750302/ or contact Federica Russo at f.russo at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Computational Dialogue ModelingDeadline: Thursday 1 September 2022Are you interested in modeling how communication shapes language learning? Do you have experience working with dialogue, multi-agent communication, or visually grounded language? If you are excited about doing cutting-edge research on this kind of topics in an interdisciplinary environment, with a team of friendly and enthusiastic colleagues, then you may want to join us.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-Researcher-in-Computational-Dialogue-Modeling/751619302/ or contact Raquel Fernández at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.
PhD position in machine learning for uncertainty-aware and explainable models of natural languageDeadline: Sunday 21 August 2022
The Probabilistic Language Learning group (Probabll) at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation of the University of Amsterdam invites application for a fully-funded, four-year PhD position in Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing (NLP).
Are you eager to work on context-aware, uncertainty-aware generative models of language, in order to develop concrete, high-level NLP technologies like machine translation, summarisation, dialogue, for interactive assistants? This position might be the one for you.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-position-in-machine-learning-for-uncertainty-aware-and-explainable-models-of-natural-language/751458902/ or contact Dr. Wilker Aziz at w.aziz at uva.nl.
PhD in Quantum-Safe CryptographyDeadline: Monday 15 August 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’.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-in-Quantum-Safe-Cryptography/748964502/ or contact Prof. Crhistian Schaffner at c.schaffner at uva.nl.
PhD in Philosophy and Ethics of Quantum-Safe TechnologyDeadline: Monday 15 August 2022
Do you enjoy working in an interdisciplinary research setting on intellectually challenging and societally relevant questions? The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation is looking for an ambitious PhD candidate. Your research is part of the NWO-funded research project ‘Quantum Impact on Societal Security’.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/PhD-in-Philosophy-and-Ethics-of-Quantum-Safe-Technology/748954802/ or contact Dr. Sebastian De Haro at s.deharo at uva.nl.
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Regulation of Quantum-Safe TechnologyDeadline: Monday 15 August 2022
Do you have a PhD and are you interested in researching the law and regulation of cybersecurity, and in combining this with insights from ethics and economics? If you are excited about doing this kind of research in an interdisciplinary environment, with a team of friendly and enthusiastic colleagues, and with partners from the financial and governmental sectors, then you may want to join us.For more information, see here or at https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-Researcher-in-the-Regulation-of-Quantum-Safe-Technology/748961102/ or contact Dr. Sebastian De Haro at s.deharo at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
8 - 19 August 2022, 33rd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2022), Galway, IrelandLocation: Galway, IrelandDeadline: Tuesday 15 June 2021
Under the auspices of the Association for Logic, Language, and Information (FoLLI), the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) runs every year. Except for 2021, where the school will be virtual, it runs in a different European country each year. It takes place over two weeks in the summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both introductory and advanced levels, and attracts around 400 participants from all over the world.
The main focus of ESSLLI is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited evening lectures.
Registration is now open. Early registration is available until the 5th of June 2022.