[Comp-neuro] CogModel notes: ICCM09, 10/CogSci09/CompNeuro/Books/Positions

Frank Ritter frank.ritter at psu.edu
Fri Jul 10 19:34:05 CEST 2009

[Please forward as/what is appropriate, such as to students' mailing
lists, and for calenders of events.]

This is based on the International Cognitive Modeling Conference
mailing list, which I maintain.  I forward messages about twice a
  year, a few more close to ICCMs.  (this is the last one for ICCM 2009!)

The first announcement is driving this email, the announcement
of the program at ICCM 2009.

If you would like to be removed, please just let me know.  I
maintain it by hand to keep it small.


Frank Ritter                 frank.e.ritter at gmail.com
http://acs.ist.psu.edu       http://www.frankritter.com

1. ICCM 2009 Conference Program available, 24-26 July 2009, Manchester, UK,

2.  ICCM 2009 Conference Tutorial Program, 23 July 2009, Manchester, UK

3.  CogSci 2009 Tutorials and Workshops

4.   ICCM 2010, Philadelphia, July 2010
       More information will be available soon on the conference web site:

5.   Call for Abstracts - 2009 Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Conference

6.  OUP books on display at ICCM
      http://www.oup.com/us , enter promo code 
27952 in the promo box for 20% off.

7.  Ambitious new journal: Cognitive Computation

8.  Research Engineer on Knowledge Engineering in EADS IW-UK

9.  Open position for PhD/postdoc position at Ghent University

10.  Post Doc/Group Leader Position for Cognitive Computational
        Neuroscience at Chemnitz, Germany

11.  Graduate student, postdoctoral, and research programmer positions at RPI
        [from Soar-group]

12.  PhD position in Computational Cognitive Modeling, U. of Grenoble, France
        [from  act-r-users at act-r.psy.cmu.edu]

13.  Faculty positions at RPI

14.  Graduate fellowship at U. of Portsmouth

15. Job advert, U. of Texas at Houston
       [nothing further below]


1. ICCM 2009 Conference Program available, 24-26 July 2009, Manchester, UK,

ICCM is the premier international conference for research on
computational models and computation-based theories of human
behavior. ICCM is a forum for presenting, discussing, and evaluating
the complete spectrum of cognitive models, including connectionism,
symbolic modeling, dynamical systems, Bayesian modeling, and cognitive
architectures. ICCM includes basic and applied research, across a wide
variety of domains, ranging from low-level perception and attention to
higher-level problem-solving and learning.

The proceedings of the 2007 conference are available from


2.  ICCM 2009 Conference Tutorial Program, 23 July 2009, Manchester, UK

     EPAM/CHREST: Fifty years of simulating learning
     Lane and Gobet, Half-day (afternoon: 1345-1700)

     Cognitive modeling with the neural engineering framework
     Eliasmith and Stewart, Full-day (0900-1700)

     Agent-based simulation: Social science simulation and beyond
     Edmonds and Norling, Half-day (afternoon: 1345-1700)

     A summary of Human-System Integration in the System Development Process
     Ritter, Half-day (morning: 0900-1215)

    Registration is possible on the day if room is available.

3.  CogSci 2009 Tutorials and Workshops

Tutorials - All full-day unless otherwise indicated.

   Quantum Information Processing Theory
   Jerome R. Busemeyer & Zheng Wang      jbusemey at indiana.edu

   Dynamic Field Theory: Conceptual Foundations 
and Applications in the Cognitive and 
Developmental Sciences
   Gregor Schoner, Vanessa Simmering, & Christian Faubel   Gregor.Schoner at rub.de

   EPAM/CHREST Tutorial: Fifty Years of Simulating Human Learning
   Fernand Gobet & Peter Lane         Fernand.Gobet at brunel.ac.uk

   CogSketch Tutorial (half-day)
   Kenneth D. Forbus                forbus at northwestern.edu

Workshops - All full-day unless otherwise indicated.

   ACT-R Workshop
   Anderson, Bothell, Lebiere, & Taatgen   ja at cmu.edu

   Large-Scale Cognitive Modeling using Model Integrated Computing
   Scott Douglass & Jonathan Sprinkle    scott.douglass at mesa.afmc.af.mil

   New Developments in the Cognitive Science of 
Religion. Hosted by the International
       Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR)"
   Armin Geertz, Luther Martin, Robert McCauley          awg at teo.au.dk

   Production of Referring Expressions: Bridging 
the Gap Between Computational and
   Empirical Approaches to Reference
   van Deemter, Gatt, van Gompel, & Krahmer               e.j.krahmer at uvt.nl

   Intuitive Pedagogical Reasoning: An Interdisciplinary Workshop
   Patrick Shafto & Noah Goodman                   p.shafto at louisville.edu

   Swarm Cognition Workshop
   Vito Trianni & Elio Tuci                 vito.trianni at istc.cnr.it

   Psychocomputational Models of Human Language Acquisition
   William Gregory Sakas & Rens Bod               sakas at hunter.cuny.edu

   WICS: Merging professional development and science: Constructing a
        successful grant proposal
   (half-day, afternoon)
   Feldman, van Hell, Kroll, & Rajaram              lf503 at albany.edu


4.   ICCM 2010 will be held August 5-8, 2010, in Philadelphia, PA.

More information will be available soon on the conference web site:

Any questions about ICCM 2010 can be directed to Dario Salvucci:


5.   Call for Abstracts - 2009 Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Conference

[I've gotten on this mailing list recently, comp-neuro, and it has a
lot on cognitive modeling, although on a finer grained level. I
include two announcements from this list here.]

From: "ccnc-announce" <announce at ccnconference.org>
Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 00:48:41 -0600

                  ~ Call for Abstracts ~


To be held in conjunction with the 2009 Annual Meeting of the
Psychonomic Society at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA.

CCN CONFERENCE DATES: Wed-Thu November 18 & 19, 2009

All three of our previous meetings have been a great success, two as
satellites to Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting (2005, 2007) and
in 2006 with Psychonomics.  Attendance has ranged from 115-250.



Abstracts are to be submitted online via the website
www.ccnconference.org. Abstract submission and registration will open on
June 15.

As in past years, there will be two categories of submissions:

     -Poster only
     -Poster, plus short talk (15 min) to highlight the poster

Abstracts should be limited to 250 words. Women and underrepresented
minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Reviewing of posters will
be inclusive and only to ensure appropriateness to the meeting. Short
talks will be selected on the basis of research quality, relevance to
conference theme, and expected accessibility in a talk format. Abstracts
not selected for short talks will still be accepted as posters as long
as they meet appropriateness criteria.

* CONTRIBUTED SHORT TALK SELECTION: Approx. September 15, 2009

* 2009 Keynote Speaker:
    Neil Burgess, University College London

* Three symposia, each including a mixture of modelers and non-modelers
    and focused on a common theme or issue:

** Top-Down Mechanisms of Visual Attention

     Moderator: Steven Bressler, Florida Atlantic University

** Our Vision for the Word: Modeling Orthographic Processing

     Moderators: Carol Whitney, University of Maryland, College Park
                 Jonathan Grainger, CNRS, France

** Context, Memory, and the Brain

     Moderators: Michael Hasselmo, Boston University
                 Ken Norman, Princeton University

* Approximately 12 short talks will be chosen featuring selected

* Poster sessions

* We are again planning another special issue of Brain Research for
    selected papers from this meeting -- no need to indicate interest
    with your abstract submission at the present time.

* We plan to award a limited number of competitive travel fellowships
    for students -- look for a notice by late summer. We especially
    encourage applications from members of underrepresented minorities.

* Registration fees: $175 ($75 for students).

2009 Planning Committee:
Suzanna Becker, McMaster University
Carlos Brody, Princeton University
Nathaniel Daw, New York University
Michael Hasselmo, Boston University
David Noelle, University of California, Merced
Ken Norman, Princeton University
Maximilian Riesenhuber, Georgetown University

Ex officio:
Randall O'Reilly, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jonathan Cohen, Princeton University

Executive Organizer: Thomas Hazy, University of Colorado, Boulder

For more information and to sign up for the mailing list visit:

Comp-neuro mailing list
Comp-neuro at neuroinf.org


6.  OUP books on display at ICCM
      http://www.oup.com/us , enter promo code 
27952 in the promo box for 20% off.

There will be a display of books from Oxford at the International
Conference on Cognitive Modeling.  These books are available through
their web site using a promo code for a discount.


7.  Ambitious new journal: Cognitive Computation

[From the editor's introduction:]

Cognitive Computation speciÞcally aims to publish cutting-edge articles
describing original basic and applied work involving biologically inspired
theoretical, computational, experimental and integrative accounts of all
aspects of natural and artiÞcial cognitive systems. By establishing a forum
to bring together different scientific communities, Cognitive Computation will
promote a more comprehensive and uniÞed understanding of diverse topics,
including those related to perception, action, attention, learning and memory,
decision making, language processing, communication, reasoning, problem
solving and consciousness aspects of cognition.


8. Research Engineer on Knowledge Engineering in EADS IW-UK

Hiring request
Research Engineer on Knowledge Engineering in EADS IW-UK

Job Summary 
The job holder will do research works on some Knowledge Engineering, Semantic
techniques and Artificial Intelligence (including 
semantic web techniques, knowledge
management, knowledge-based systems, data mining, machine learning techniques,
decision support, artificial life algorithms..) 
aiming at assisting and optimising
engineering, manufacturing and maintenance activities. 
He/she will be the UK focal point for the team.
Since UK is a new implantation for the team, the 
job holder will have to contribute to
the identification of Business Units' needs in UK 
and to the building of new research
projects with the local BU's. He/she will also contribute to increase the IW UK
academic network.

Job Key data
* Job located in UK (Bristol)
* Research works and research project management in the team "Intelligent and
     Semantic Systems" (including 14-16 people) located in Suresnes, Toulouse,
     Singapore and UK

* Collaboration with international research labs, European partners and all the
Business Units of EADS

* Starting date : summer 2009

Profile of the candidate
* Master or same level diploma. Preferably with a first professional experience
     in aeronautics.
*  General background in Computer Science/Information Technology
*  If possible: skills and experience related to 
Knowledge engineering (Artificial
     Intelligence and/or Semantic systems)
* Good project management, communication and relationship skills

Tasks/Main responsibilities

* The job holder will be in charge mainly of research projects for
EADS UK Business Units and customers, relying on available team
competencies and capabilities in the various countries. He/she will
also participate to some projects for other countries, with team
members from other sites. The first projects will target to set up
knowledge management systems for manufacturing and integration of
manufacturing constraints in early design phases and services of
information retrieval and experience reuse for in service support

* The job holder will be in charge of some research projects related
to Knowledge engineering, Semantic techniques and Artificial
Intelligence (including semantic web techniques, knowledge-based
systems, data mining, machine learning techniques..) aiming at
assisting and optimising engineering (design/simulation),
manufacturing and maintenance activities.

* The job holder will provide an expertise and state of the art
knowledge on these topics in a complementary manner, considering the
competencies available in the transnational team.. He/she will ensure
technology monitoring on these techniques, internal and external
communications and relationship with academic labs and

* The job holder will participate to the elaboration of new projects
(find domain applications and use cases, proposal, negotiation with

* The job holder will manage some of these 
projects, and will be responsible for
the achievement of their results, the works and deliverables in the respect of
the budgets and deadlines.

* He/she will ensure the relationship with the customers of the research
projects: European project partners, EADS BUsŠ.

* He/she will analyse the user needs and the problems to solve, and elaborate
some innovative proposals. He/she will design the solution satisfying the
needs and implement demonstrators.

* He/she will support the transfer of results and knowledge to the Business

The job holder will protect the research results and will launch the adapted
actions related to intellectual property (patentsŠ).

* To support the growth of IW UK, the job holder 
will contribute to the acquisition
of projects for UK Business Units 

For all his/her activities, the job holder will report to the Team Leader


Romaric Redon  
EADS Innovation Works 
TCC5 Simulation, IT & Systems Engineering 
RTL Research Team Leader Intelligent and Semantic Systems team
romaric.redon at eads.net

Application should be received through
http://www.eads.net/1024/fr/career/jobmarket/jobmarket.html  Ref EADS0015


9.   Open position for PhD/postdoc position at Ghent University

From: Benjamin Schrauwen <bschrauw at elis.ugent.be>
To: comp-neuro at neuroinf.org
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 22:08:28 +0200
Subject: [Comp-neuro] Open position for 
PhD/postdoc position at Ghent University

One open PhD or postdoc position in "learning dynamic feature
hierarchies using reservoir computing" is available at the Reservoir
Lab (http://reslab.elis.ugent.be), part of the Electronics and
Information Systems Department, faculty of Engineering of the Ghent
University, Belgium (http://ugent.be).

The research will take place in the recently started "Self-organized
Recurrent Neural Learning for Language Processing" (ORGANIC) project,
funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework
Program. Details about the project can be found at the preliminary
reservoir computing website (http://reservoir-computing.org).

Current state-of-the-art speech & handwriting recognition systems
still perform much worse than human beings who can effortlessly decode
the speech or handwriting of most people, even in fairly adverse
conditions (e.g. the presence of noise in case of speech
recognition). The fact that the human brain works so efficiently is
owed to its self-organizing capacity, the deeply hierarchical
approach, the adoption of unsupervised and supervised learning
strategies, and the capacity to adapt almost instantly to new
circumstances. Why not try to build an automatic speech recognizer and
handwriting recognition engine that incorporates the same principles?

The research concerns the investigation of architectures and
algorithms for the efficient learning of large recurrent neural
networks hierarchies based on the Reservoir Computing concept (where
only a linear readout layer is learned in a supervised way whereas the
recurrent connections are fixed or trained in an unsupervised
way). Important research topics are the unsupervised learning of a
large hierarchy of recurrent sub-layers, and the integration of
various adaptation techniques. The application domain is mainly speech
recognition, but also off-line handwriting recognition.

Candidates should have a Masters or PhD degree in Electrical, Computer
or Physics Engineering; or in Physics, Mathematics, Computational
Neuroscience or Computer Science. A good knowledge of English is
essential. The ideal candidates have some acquaintance with Machine
Learning, programming (Python, Matlab, ...), statistics, signal
processing, speech recognition, or control engineering.

We offer an opportunity to perform three years of research and to
obtain a doctoral degree in this domain (if applicable). There will be
ample opportunities for establishing international contacts (stays at
partner universities, participation to international conferences). As
an employee of the university you will receive a competitive salary,
as well as excellent secondary benefits (holiday allowance, etc.).

Belgium was ranked first on the "Best Countries for Academic Research"
worldwide list (The Scientist, 2007), and Ghent University was
appointed second place on the "Best Places to Work in Academia" non-US
list (The Scientist, 2006).

To apply, please send an email to Benjamin Schrauwen (Benjamin "dot"
Schrauwen "at" UGent "dot" be) with: a detailed curriculum vitae (with
your course program and grades), and a brief introduction of your
research interests and plans. The position is available now.

With kind regards,

Benjamin Schrauwen

- Dr. ir. Benjamin Schrauwen
- Reservoir Lab, Electronics and Information Systems Department
- Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Ghent University
- St. Pietersnieuwstraat 41, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
- work phone: +32-9-264.95.26
- website: <http://www.elis.ugent.be/~bschrauw>http://reslab.elis.ugent.be/

Comp-neuro mailing list
Comp-neuro at neuroinf.org


10.  Post Doc/Group Leader Position for Cognitive Computational Neuroscience
        at Chemnitz, Germany
        [from: "the computational neuroscience email list at neuroinf.org."

Post Doc/Group Leader Position for Cognitive Computational Neuroscience

A postdoctoral / group leader position is available at the Technical
University of Chemnitz (Germany) in the Department of Computer
Science. The position is initially for three years, starting in
October 2009 (or soon thereafter), but with a possibility of renewing.

The candidate should have a PhD and prior experience in developing
neurocomputational systems, particularly with respect to data in the
neurosciences and psychology. Experience in interdisciplinary projects
or own experimental studies is welcome. A background in parallel
computing or virtual reality is beneficial but not required.

The position requires teaching students in computer science in the
area of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational
neuroscience and image processing but the major focus is on research.
The envisaged research focus should be on the development of
neurocomputational models closely linked to the neurosciences and/or
the application of neurocomputational principles for cognitive systems
in the area of object recognition, visual attention, visual masking,
space perception, emotions, neural learning rules, cognitive control,
decision making, reward-based learning (dopamine, basal ganglia),
grasping, or eye movements. Additionally planned own experimental
studies will be supported. It is expected that the candidate applies
for research grants to expand the research group.

We offer excellent research support for the development of
neurocomputational systems in form of research seminars, parallel
computing hardware, virtual reality setups, and eye tracking. In
addition, we have many contacts to multiple experimental groups in
Germany and participate in various international collaborations.

The salary is according to German standards (E 13 TV-L or A13h). The
university is an equal opportunity employer. Women are encouraged to
apply. Disabled applicants will receive priority in case they have
equal qualifications.

Chemnitz is the third-largest city of the state of Saxony and close to
scenic mountains. Major cities nearby are Leipzig and Dresden with a
rich tradition of music and culture. [it is a charming city
sympathetic to cognitive modeling -fer]

Applications should be sent by email (preferably in PDF format) to
Fred Hamker (fred.hamker at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de) before July 5th,
2009, but later applications will be considered until the position is

Prof. Dr. Fred H Hamker
Artificial Intelligence
Department of Computer Science
Technical University Chemnitz
Strasse der Nationen 62
D - 09107 Chemnitz

Tel: +49 (0)371 531-37875
Fax: +49 (0)371 531-25739
email: fred.hamker at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
www: http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/informatik/KI/


11.  Graduate student, postdoctoral and research programmer positions at RPI
        [from Soar-group]
        List-Id: "The soar-group mailing list." 

The Human-Level Intelligence Laboratory at Rensselaer has just been
awarded a grant to study "Unified Theories of Language and Cognition".
As a consequence, we have funding for several graduate student,
postdoctoral and research programmer positions.

The project aims to develop a unified computational theory of language
use that significantly expands the ability of computers to understand
language and explains how people use background knowledge and context
to achieve deep understanding of language even when it is highly
ambiguous, novel, ungrammatical and/or metaphorical.  Many aspects of
this problem (for example, the reasoning algorithms and ontologies
involved) are not specific to language and thus an interest in
language is not strictly necessary to participate.

Rensselaer is located in the Hudson Valley, equidistant from Boston
and New York City.  It is conceivable that we could work something out
with someone who is constrained to reside near one of those cities.

Our primary criterion for bringing new people into the lab is the intelligence,
curiosity, energy and motivation needed to solve the problems involved in this
project.  Background in one or more of the following areas, would help, though
is not necessary:

* Linguistics.  Formal syntax and semantics, construction
grammars and pragmatics are especially relevant.

* Reasoning algorithms.  Our work integrates multiple forms of
reasoning algorithms, including those based on first-order logic,
SAT, probability theory and analogy.

* Ontologies. Our approach is knowledge-intensive and will
require the ability to acquire and organize this knowledge.

* Semantic Web.  We will be interfacing with information
available in many machine-readable, distributed knowledge bases.
There are many interesting problems involved in using this
information for reasoning and language understanding.

* Software engineering.  All our work is integrated within a
single cognitive architecture.  This presents several interesting
software engineering challenges.

If you are interested in a position, please send 
a note to me at cassin at rpi dot edu.


12.   PhD position in Computational Cognitive 
Modeling at the U. of Grenoble, France
          [from  act-r-users at act-r.psy.cmu.edu]

A full-time PhD position is available at the University of Grenoble,
France, for a period of 3 years in order to qualify for a PhD
degree. The position is funded by the National Research Agency of
France (ANR). The successful applicant will work as part of the
Gaze&EEG project whose one of the goals is to design and implement a
computational model of information search in web-like materials, using
data from both eye-tracking and EEG.  Interested individuals should
send an email with their detailed CV and motivation letter to Anne
Guérin-Dugué (anne.guerin at gipsa-lab.grenoble-inp.fr) and Benoît
Lemaire (Benoit.Lemaire at imag.fr) before July 10, 2009.

Salary: 1,400¤ net / month
Starting date: October 1st, 2009
Contact information: Benoît Lemaire, TIMC-IMAG, 
U. of Grenoble, France, 

Thanks to the joint EEG-eye tracking methodology, this project gives
us the great opportunity to deal with more ecological visual tasks, in
order to propose cognitive models partially explaining the human
behavior during natural cognitive tasks. The task we will study is
information seeking on Web pages. Knowing where and why a user is
likely to gaze at is important for the design and evaluation of
complex documents and especially web pages. Many works have already
been done in this area, in particular in the context of web usability
[1], but they usually consider that the user is processing the page
without any specific goal, because they can only take into account
visual features, without incorporating the processing of textual data
and its relationship to the user goal. A completely different approach
have been to model to semantic similarity between the textual material
and the goal [2] but without taking into account the visual features,
which is known to affect the gaze. Therefore, we want to develop a
computational model based on complex materials composed of textual
items and images, integrating memory, visual and semantic processes,
and  will validate experimental data on eye movements and
eye-fixation-related potentials extracted from EEG signals.

The PhD student will first familiarize with the eye-fixation-related
potentials (EFRP) technique [3] at the University of Nice during a
semester. This technique records at the same time eye movements and
EEG signals. Then the PhD student will design experiments in order to
study specific brain waves (such as the N400) on stimuli composed of
text and natural images referring to congruent or not congruent
concepts. Finally, the student will use that information to design a
computational model of information search, extending the existing
models of our team [4,5].

The successful applicant will be supervised by Anne Guérin-Dugué
(GIPSA-lab) and Benoît Lemaire (TIMC-IMAG).

Applicants should have a master degree in cognitive science, computer
science or psychology and demonstrate their ability to carry out
high-quality research in cognitive modeling. A good level of
proficiency in computer programming is necessary. Familiarity with
signal processing is desirable. Good knowledge in either vision or
semantics would be an advantage.

[1] Baccino, T., Bellino, C., & Colombi, T. 
(2005). Mesure de l'utilisabilité des Interfaces. 
Paris: Hermès Science Publisher (Lavoisier).
[2] Blackmon, M. H., Kitajima, M., & Polson, P. 
G. (2005). Tool for accurately predicting website 
navigation problems, non-problems, problem 
severity, and effectiveness of repairs. In 
Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human 
factors in Computing Systems, pp. 31-40.
[3] Baccino, T., & Manunta, Y. (2005). 
Eye-Fixation-Related Potentials: Insight into 
Parafoveal Processing. Journal of 
Psychophysiology, 19(3), 204-215. 
[4] Chanceaux, M., Guérin-Dugué, A., Lemaire, B., 
Baccino, T. (2009). A model to simulate Web 
users' eye movements. In Proceedings of the 12th 
IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer 
Interaction (INTERACT' 2009), Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science, Berlin: Springer Verlag. 
[5] Chanceaux, M., Guérin-Dugué, A., Lemaire, B., 
Baccino, T. (2008). Towards a model of 
information seeking by integrating visual, 
semantic and memory maps, In B. Caputo, M Vincze 
(Eds), Proceedings of the 4th International 
Cognitive Vision Workshop, Lecture Notes in 
Computer Science 5329, Berlin: Springer Verlag, 


13.  Positions at RPI

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences seeks to hire
three faculty for its Games and Simulation Arts and Science (GSAS)
degree program. Rensselaer's GSAS was formally announced as a
B.S. degree with enrollment beginning in Fall 2007. It is among a
handful of such programs in the country. The Program is designed (1)
to educate students for early career positions, and (2) to provide
them with the technical, communication, and leadership skills needed
to help shape an industry emerging out of the "games" phenomenon.

Rank for these tenured, tenure-track positions is open. As such, the
job title will be Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or
Professor, depending upon qualifications and experiences of the
selected candidates.

Duties include teaching in the area of GSAS, relevant research or
other visible work, and service to the department, Institute and
profession. Whereas primary teaching responsibilities are with the
GSAS program, the department affiliation may include Art, Cognitive
Science, Communications, Economics, or Science & Technological
Studies. However, as game design, development, and research can
provide junctures and cooperation between the arts and cultural
studies, social sciences, computer sciences, engineering, and
information technology, we are seeking faculty with broad visions who
may not fit into the traditional departmental structure.

Qualifications: An appropriate terminal degree (MS, MFA, or PhD),
professional activity and visibility in the game industry and/or
history of academic research and teaching in areas related to Games
and Simulations broadly defined.

Rank: Open with the expectation that one of the three will be
Associate or Full and that the other two will be junior positions.

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Starting date: As soon as Spring 2010 as late as Fall 2010.

To apply send a resume, a cover letter describing your professional
interests and qualifications, portfolio or selected research
publications (as appropriate), and a list of 5 people from which
letters of recommendation may be requested after receipt of your
application. Work samples may be in the form of DVDs, CDs, websites,
books, articles, or other appropriate media (for return please include
a SASE).

Named one of the "New Ivies," Rensselaer is an emerging elite
university with nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate
academic programs. For the eighth year in a row, Rensselaer has been
counted among the top 50 universities in the nation, according to
U. S. News & World Report. With approximately 5000 undergraduate and
2500 graduate students from across the country and around the globe,
Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the "Tech Valley"
region of the Hudson River Valley with New York City, Boston, and
Montreal only a few hours away. The region hosts diverse communities
and is known for its quality of life. Outdoor recreation opportunities
are plentiful in the Adirondack and Berkshire Mountains that are only
an hour or so away. The area boasts affordable Victorian architecture
and is a cultural center for the arts. Review of applications will
begin July 1, 2009 and will continue until suitable candidates are

Application Information

Apply for this Position through My HigherEdJobs
Postal Address:
Wayne Gray
School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Sage Laboratory
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Email Address:
grayw at rpi.edu


14.  Graduate fellowship at U. of Portsmouth

One or two 3-year PhD scholarships have become available in the School
of Creative Technologies, at the University of Portsmouth,
England. The PhD will work with cognitive models using a high level
behaviour representation language, including extending it, applying
it, or testing it to work as a cognitive model or as an agent in a
game.  Contact Tony Kalus <tony.kalus at port.ac.uk>, if you are
interested, for details.


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