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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has recently launched an interdisciplinary initiative in graduate education in technology studies under the “INTERSECT” program. This initiative is called “Learning to See Systems.” It includes a Communication MA or PhD track.
A special *Fellowship* will be offered by the Graduate College through the Department of Communication to fully fund graduate study on this track for two years (no TA-ing or RA-ing), followed by up to three successive years of normal departmental funding from the Department of Communication if the student is a doctoral student.
The Department of Communication is therefore seeking applicants interested in the intersections between technology studies and communication studies, especially communication design, *rhetorical studies*, and/or the critical/cultural study of technological systems from a communication perspective. (more…)
Argumentation Technology has been marked as one of the ten priority areas for the University’s new Dundee Fellows scheme, which offers a number of permanent (i.e. tenured) lectureships with low teaching loads, to support the career development of strong new academic appointments. Excellent research potential with evidence of existing top quality publications is the key criterion.
A Dundee Fellow Research Lectureship in the Argumentation Research Group is an additional post to the recently advertised Lectureship in the group, and represents a significant investment and expression of confidence by the University in this area of research. Applications from candidates with experience in all areas with relevance to argument and debate are invited, but we are particularly keen to see applications from those with a demonstrated track record in artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, discourse processing, formal models of the law, or mathematical logic.
Deadline for applications is 23 January 2013. For further information, please contact Prof. Chris Reed by email c.a.reedATdundee.ac.uk or by telephone (+44 1382 388083).
Posted in Argumentation, Computation, Job Openings, tagged artgumentation and explanation, dialogue logic, post doc positions in argumentation, scrutable autonomous systems on May 10, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
The Scrutable Autonomous Systems (SAsSy) project aims to enable the scrutiny of autonomous systems by allowing agents to generate plans through argument and dialogue, while justifying the purpose of each step within the joint plan. Humans or agent can then critique these plans by suggesting and justifying alternative courses of actions as needed, thus driving the planning process. In this way, a scrutable autonomous system can allow for both the collaborative generation of a plan, and for its simultaneous verification.
To achieve its goals, the SAsSy project seeks a post-doctoral researcher who will investigate argumentation and dialogue based approaches to generate, represent and reason about plans, factoring in explicit norms and goals. Argumentation provides a natural way of explaining the rationale for decisions and their justifications, while dialogue will allow for their incremental generation and modification. (more…)
Posted in Computation, Job Openings, tagged Argumentation jobs, artificial intelligence, Bayesian Networks, Designing and Understanding Forensic Bayesian Networks with Arguments and Scenarios, forensic science research jobs, University of Groningen, University of Utrecht on December 8, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
PhD positions Forensic Science (2,0 fte)
These two PhD positions are part of the project “Designing and
Understanding Forensic Bayesian Networks with Arguments and Scenarios”
that is funded by the Netherlands Institute for Scientific Research in
the Forensic Science program (www.nwo.nl/forensicscience). The project
is a cooperation of the University of Groningen (Department of
Artificial Intelligence) and Utrecht University (Department of
Information and Computing Sciences) supported by partners from
forensic legal practice. (more…)