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  • (New) PhD Position in Computational Linguistics / NLP

    Deadline: 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.

ILLC Events this week

  • 29 September 2021, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Jan Rooduijn

    Date & Time: Wednesday 29 September 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Jan Rooduijn (ILLC)
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • (Updated) 30 September 2021, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Johan van Benthem

    Date & Time: Thursday 30 September 2021, 16:30-18:00
    Speaker: Johan van Benthem
    Title: Interleaving Logic and Counting
    Location: Online
  • (Updated) 1 October 2021, Meaning, Logic, and Cognition (MLC) Seminar, Fausto Carcassi

    Date & Time: Friday 1 October 2021, 16:00-17:30
    Speaker: Fausto Carcassi
    Title: Simple Languages of Thought can be Recovered from Learning Data
  • (New) 1 October 2021, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Oliviero Nardi

    Date & Time: Friday 1 October 2021, 16:00
    Speaker: Oliviero Nardi (ILLC)
    Title: A Graph-Based Algorithm for the Automated Justification of Collective Decisions
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 2 October 2021, Open day Amsterdam Science Park

    Date & Time: Saturday 2 October 2021, 11:00-17:00
    Location: 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.

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    (New) 2 October 2021, Open day Amsterdam Science Park, Jeroen Smid

    Date & Time: Saturday 2 October 2021, 12:15-13:00
    Speaker: Jeroen Smid
    Title: Graaf Tel en de drie-en-een-half miljard dollar vraag
    Location: 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 or contact Jeroen Smid at .
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    (New) 2 October 2021, Open day Amsterdam Science Park, Simon Rey

    Date & Time: Saturday 2 October 2021, 14:45-15:30
    Speaker: Simon Rey
    Title: 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 or contact Simon Rey at .
  • (New) 5 October 2021, EXPRESS Seminar, Richard Pettigrew

    Date & Time: Tuesday 5 October 2021, 16:00-18:00
    Speaker: Richard Pettigrew (Bristol)
    Title: Epistemic Risk and the Demands of Rationality
    Location: Online (Zoom)
    For more information, see or contact Leïla Bussière at .