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(New) PhD Position in Computational Linguistics / NLPDeadline: Thursday 14 October 2021
We are looking for a PhD candidate with knowledge of Natural Language Processing to join the Dialogue Modelling Group led by Raquel Fernández at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam (UvA). These are some of the topics we work on: computational semantics and pragmatics, computational psycholinguistics, visually grounded language, language generation, language learning from interaction, and conversational agents. If you are passionate about any of these research areas and have an interest in theoretically motivated research or in developing AI systems that are useful for society, we would be happy to have you on board.For more information, see here or at https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2021/09/21-743-phd-position-in-computational-linguistics.html or contact Raquel Fernández at raquel.fernandez at uva.nl.
ILLC Events this week
29 September 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Jan RooduijnSpeaker: Jan Rooduijn (ILLC)Location: Online (Zoom)
(Updated) 30 September 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Johan van BenthemSpeaker: Johan van BenthemTitle: Interleaving Logic and CountingLocation: OnlineFor more information, see https://projects.illc.uva.nl/lgc/seminar/2021/09/lira-session-johan-van-benthem-4/.
(Updated) 1 October 2021, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Fausto CarcassiSpeaker: Fausto CarcassiTitle: Simple Languages of Thought can be Recovered from Learning DataFor more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35184/Fausto-Carcassi.
(New) 1 October 2021, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Oliviero NardiSpeaker: Oliviero Nardi (ILLC)Title: A Graph-Based Algorithm for the Automated Justification of Collective DecisionsLocation: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
2 October 2021, Open day Amsterdam Science ParkLocation: Amsterdam Science Park, Amsterdam and Online
Discover more about the secrets of the universe or the surprising properties of smart materials during the Amsterdam Science Park open day. Or take a look behind the scenes, for example in the greenhouses of the University of Amsterdam during a guided tour.
After a year in which the Open Day could not take place due to coronavirus, this year a hybrid form has been chosen, partly in-person and partly online. On October 2nd, there will be live lectures at the Science Park at various locations, and tours for small groups.For more information, see here or at https://www.amsterdamsciencepark.nl/event/open-dag/.
(New) 2 October 2021, Open day Amsterdam Science Park, Jeroen SmidSpeaker: Jeroen SmidTitle: Graaf Tel en de drie-en-een-half miljard dollar vraagLocation: Room C1.110, Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam
Tellen kunnen we bijna allemaal. Toen ik jong was leerde ik vleermuizen tellen met Graaf Tel. Nu ik wat ouder ben tel ik examens die ik moet nakijken. Maar wat is tellen eigenlijk? En is tellen wel zo kinderlijk eenvoudig als het lijkt? In dit praatje denken we na over de dingen die we tellen en hoe tellen zich verhoudt tot de concepten die we gebruiken. We zullen zien dat tellen met verschillende filosofische puzzels samenhangt en dat het zelfs een verschil van drie-en-een-half miljard dollar kan maken.For more information, see http://www.amsterdamsciencepark.nl/event/open-dag/ or contact Jeroen Smid at j.smid at uva.nl.
(New) 2 October 2021, Open day Amsterdam Science Park, Simon ReySpeaker: Simon ReyTitle: Improving the Buurtbudget: Can mathematics and Computer Science help?Location: Room C0.05, Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam
The buurtbudget, known as participatory budgeting in English, is a democratic process aiming at involving citizens in public spending decisions. In several neighborhoods of Amsterdam, residents already can vote for community-driven projects to be paid for from public funds. However, organizing this process is not straightforward, especially when it comes to making a decision based on the ballots that have been submitted. During this talk, we will see why some natural procedures to determine the winning projects suffer major drawbacks and how to circumvent those drawbacks.For more information, see http://www.amsterdamsciencepark.nl/event/open-dag/ or contact Simon Rey at s.j.rey at uva.nl.
(New) 5 October 2021, EXPRESS Seminar, Richard PettigrewSpeaker: Richard Pettigrew (Bristol)Title: Epistemic Risk and the Demands of RationalityLocation: Online (Zoom)