[Comp-neuro] CogModel notes: ICCM12/BRIMS11&10/EuroCogSci11/Newell video/Prizes/Book/Positions

Frank Ritter frank.ritter at psu.edu
Sun Jan 2 02:41:22 CET 2011

This is based on the International Cognitive Modeling Conference
mailing list that I maintain.  I forward messages about twice a year.
(this is the firstone for ICCM 2012.)

The first announcement is driving this email, ICCM 2012 will be in Berlin.

If you would like to be removed, please just let me know.  I maintain
it by hand to keep it small.  (and I wish you a happy new year!)


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

1.  ICCM 2012,  April 2012, Berlin, Germany

2.  ICCM 2010, Philadelphia, PA
     proceedings now available online, 

3.  BRIMS 2011,  21-24 March 2011,  6 Jan 2011 submission deadline

4.  BRIMS 2010 proceedings available, BRIMS special issue in CMOT

5.  Dissertation Prizes in Cognitive Science

5b.  CogSci Conference, 20-23 July 2011, Boston, Due 1 Feb 2011

6.  European Conference on Cognitive Science, 21-24 May 2011

7.   Newell's Desires and Diversions videos now online

8.  Cognitive scientist, Anderson, recieves Franklin Medal

9.   Practical guide to running studies book available for use
      frank.ritter at psu.edu

10. Free iPhone app to compute caffeine usage

11. New book on modeling multi-tasking, Salvucci & Taatgen

12. CFP 8th ACM Conf on Creativity & Cognition, 3-6 nov 2011, due 25 mar 11

13. CFP: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, 23 Jun 11, 
due 1 apr 11

14.  Assoc. Prof., Florida State, learning

15.  Department head, U. of North Florida, review from 6 Dec 2010

16. 3 year post-doc in intelligent tutoring, Canterbury, NZ, due 14 Jan 2011

17.  Postdoc in computational cognition at PARC, no date given

18.  Lectureship in Multi-Agent Systems, Liverpool (DEADLINE: 04:01:2011)

19.  Professor in Interaction Design at UCL Interaction Centre, due 
31 Jan 2011.


1.  ICCM 2012,  Berlin, Germany

The conference will be held from 13 to 15 April 2012 in Berlin at the
Technische Universitat Berlin (Berlin Institute of Technology
(TU/Berlin)). The conference web page will be htpp://www.iccm2012.com
(although this is still under construction). The first version will go
online in January (the web address has been reserved).

The chairs are:
        "Nele Russwinkel" <nele.russwinkel at zmms.tu-berlin.de>,
        "Uwe Drewitz" <uwe.drewitz at tu-berlin.de>,
        "Hedderik van Rijn" <hedderik at van-rijn.org>,
        "Jeronimo Dzaak" <jeronimo.dzaack at zmms.tu-berlin.de>


2.  ICCM 2010, Philadelphia, PA
     proceedings now available online, 


3.   BRIMS 2011,  21-24 March 2011,  6 Jan 2011 submission deadline


You are invited to participate in the 20th Conference on Behavior
Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS), to be held at the
Sundance Resort in Sundance, UT. BRIMS enables modeling and simulation
research scientists, engineers, and technical communities across
disciplines to meet, share ideas, identify capability gaps, discuss
cutting-edge research directions, highlight promising technologies,
and showcase the state-of-the-art in Department of Defense related
applications. The BRIMS Conference will consist of many exciting
elements in 2011, including special topic areas, technical paper
sessions,  special symposia/panel discussions, and government
laboratory sponsor sessions.

Highlights of BRIMS 2011 include a fantastic lineup of keynote
speakers spanning cognitive modeling, sociocultural modeling, and
network science:
  John Laird, University of Michigan, http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/people/laird/
  Lael Schooler, Max Planck Institute, http://ntfm.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/mpib/FMPro
  Kathleen Carley, CMU,  http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/bios/carley/carley.html
  Chris Barrett,  Virginia Tech,  http://ndssl.vbi.vt.edu/people/cbarrett.html

The BRIMS Executive Committee invites papers, posters, demos,
symposia, panel discussions, and tutorials on topics related to the
representation of individuals, groups, teams and organizations in
models and simulations. All submissions are peer-reviewed (see
www.brimsconference.org for additional details on submission types).

  All submissions due:          6 Jan 2011
  Tutorial Acceptance:          31 Jan 2011
  Authors Notification          31 Jan 2011
  Final version due:            18 Feb 2011

Tutorials:               21 March 2011
BRIMS 2010 Opens:      22 March 2011

Special Topic Areas of Interest are identified to elicit specific 
technical content:
  * M&S in network science
  * Statistical/Graphical approaches to M&S
  * M&S for asymmetric warfare and joint force applications
  * Cognitive or behavioral performance moderators in M&S
  * Integration and reuse of models
  * Large-scale, persistent, and generative modeling issues

The conference will be held at the Sundance Resort in Sundance, UT

  Bradley Best (Adaptive Cognitive Systems)
  William Kennedy (George Mason University)
  Frank Ritter (Pennsylvania State University)

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the BRIMS 2011
Conference Chair, Dr. Tiffany Jastrzembski
(tiffany.jastrzembski at wpafb.af.mil).

4.  BRIMS 2010 proceedings available, BRIMS special issue in CMOT

The BRIMS 2010 proceedings are now available at

A special issue of the best papers from BRIMS 2009 revised and
extended was recently published as a special issue in Computational
and Mathematical Organizational Theory:

  Kennedy, W. G., Ritter, F. E., & Best, B. J. (2010). The best papers
  from BRIMS2009: Cultural and group models. Computational and
  Mathematical Organization Theory, 16(3), 217-219.

  Reitter, D., & Lebiere, C. (2010). A cognitive model of spatial
  path-planning. Computational and Mathematical Organization Science,
  16, 220-245.

  Morgan, J. H., Morgan, G., & Ritter, F. E. (2010). A preliminary
  model of participation for small groups. Computational and
  Mathematical Organization Science, 16, 246-270.

  Ball, J., Myers, C., Heiberg, A., Cooke, N. J., Matessa, M.,
  Freiman, M., & Rodgers, S. (2010). The synthetic teammate
  project. Computational and Mathematical Organization Science, 16,

  Lin, L., & Goodrich, M. A. (2010). A Bayesian approach to modeling
  lost person behaviors based on terrain features in Wilderness Search
  and Rescue. Computational and Mathematical Organization Science, 16,

The listing is also available at


5.  Dissertation Prizes in Cognitive Science

Call for Nominations

The Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prizes in Cognitive Science

Nomination Deadline: January 15, 2011

The Cognitive Science Society and the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation
seek nominations for up to five outstanding dissertation prizes in
cognitive science.  The goals of these prizes are to increase the
prominence of cognitive science, and encourage students to engage in
interdisciplinary efforts to understand minds and intelligent
systems. The hope is that the prizes will recognize and honor young
researchers conducting ground-breaking research in cognitive science.
The eventual goal is to aid in efforts to bridge between the areas of
cognitive science and create theories of general interest to the
multiple fields concerned with scientifically understanding the nature
of minds and intelligent systems.  Promoting a unified cognitive
science is consistent with the belief that understanding how minds
work will require the synthesis of many different empirical methods,
formal tools, and analytic theories.  2011 is the inaugural year of
this annual prize.  Up-to-date information on the prizes can be found
at http://cognitrn.psych.indiana.edu/CogSciPrizes/index.htm .

A Description of the Prizes

1) Up to five Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prizes in Cognitive
    Science will be awarded annually.  Each prize will be accompanied
    by a certificate and a $10,000 award to be used by the recipient
    without any constraints.  Prize winners will also receive three
    years of complimentary membership in the Cognitive Science Society
    starting with the year in which they have won the prize.

2) Prize-winning dissertations are expected to transcend any one of
   the individual fields comprising cognitive science.  They should
   centrally address issues of interest to multiple fields that
   comprise cognitive science, including: psychology, computer
   science, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, neuroscience, and

3) Prize-winners must have received a PhD degree no more than two
   years before the January 15 nomination deadline. For the 2011
   prizes, dissertations will be considered from individuals who
   received their PhD degrees during the period from January 15, 2009
   to January 15, 2011.

4) The dissertation prizes are open to any student who has conducted
   dissertation research related to cognitive science, regardless of
   nationality or originating department.

How to submit details are on the web site.

The deadline for nominations is January 15, 2011.  Awardees will be
announced by April 15, 2011.


6.   European Conference on Cognitive Science, 21-24 May 2011

European Conference on Cognitive Science EuroCogSci 2011

New Bulgarian University
in Sofia

May 21-24, 2011

Paper submission deadline: December 20, 2010

Program co-chairs are:
Annette Karmiloff-Smith (Birbeck College, London, UK)
Nancy Nersessian (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA)
Boicho Kokinov (New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria)

http://nbu.bg/cogs/eurocogsci2011/ or by email: eurocogsci2011 at cogs.nbu.bg

7.   Newell's Desires and Diversions videos now online

Allen Newell, Desires and Diversions video is now online on YouTube.
This video talks about how to do research.  Fatslowkid put them up.

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH6oRMNk6hw   part 1
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1XeIFgXtWc   part 2
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=874dCzBLyZM  part3
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2b8gQ0EBdyg  part 4
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmRXNP44KMU part 5
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swzUAqo5lwY   part 6
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXHT8hv7y44   part 7
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FYKBV6p7vM  part 8
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYBl6KlApP4  part 9
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfrS3sQwcmc    part 10


8.  Cognitive scientist, John Anderson, recieves Franklin Medal

details at:  http://fi.edu/franklinawards/

9.   Practical guide to running studies
      frank.ritter at psu.edu

We have written a 70 page practical guide to running cogsci and HCI
studies for research assistants, e.g., how to dress, how to setup and
breakdown for each subject.  It is used in teaching at 5 universities.
If you would like a copy or would like to use it to teach with, please
let me know and I'll send you a copy.  It may be available in the
future from a publisher, and we are continuing to revise it based on


10. Free iPhone app to compute caffeine usage

This is an application that when you type in your caffeine usage will
display your caffeine dose, dosage, and the time course of the
caffeine level with respect to default (changable) caffeine levels,
including amount you can sleep with.  It is free and works on iPhones,
iPads, and iPods.


11. New book on modeling multi-tasking, Salvucci & Taatgen

The Multitasking Mind
Dario D. Salvucci and Niels A. Taatgen
Oxford University Press, $45

Multitasking is all around us: the office worker interrupted by a
phone call, the teenager texting while driving, the salesperson
chatting while entering an order. When multitasking, the mind juggles
all the many tasks we're doing this second, this hour, this week, and
tries to perform them together-sometimes with great ease, sometimes
with great difficulty. We don't often stop to think about how exactly
we accomplish these feats of multitasking great and small. How do we
switch from one task to another? What types of multitasking are
disruptive, and when are they most disruptive? And ultimately, how can
we take advantage of the benefits of multitasking while alleviating
its negative effects in our daily lives?

This book presents the theory of threaded cognition, a theory that
aims to explain the multitasking mind. The theory states that
multitasking behavior can be expressed as cognitive
threads-independent streams of thought that weave through the mind's
processing resources to produce multitasking behavior, and sometimes
experience conflicts to produce multitasking interference. Grounded in
the ACT-R cognitive architecture, threaded cognition incorporates
computational representations and mechanisms used to simulate and
predict multitasking behavior and performance.

The book describes the implications of threaded cognition theory
across three traditionally disparate domains: concurrent multitasking
(doing multiple tasks at once), sequential multitasking (interrupting
and resuming tasks), and multitask skill acquisition (learning and
practicing multiple tasks). The work stresses the importance of
unifying basic and applied research by alternating between in-depth
descriptions of basic research phenomena and broader treatments of
phenomena in applied domains, such as driver distraction and
human-computer interaction. The book also includes practical
guidelines for designers of interactive systems intended for
multitasking contexts.


12.   CFP 8th ACM Conf on Creativity & Cognition, 3-6 nov 2011, due 25 mar 11

We cordially invite submissions to the 8th ACM Conference on
Creativity & Cognition (C&C 2011) as well as to the related art
program, tutorials, workshops, and graduate student symposium.

Conference: Creativity & Cognition 2011


Conference dates: November 3-6, 2011

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Submission deadline (for all kinds of submissions): March 25, 2011.
[including tutorials, art works, graduate symposium]

We welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners, from
artists and scientists, from designers, educators and decision
makers. Please send all inquiries to: acmcc2011 at gmail.com

Program Co-Chairs:
  Ashok Goel, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  Fox Harrell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  Brian Magerko, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  Yukari Nagai, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  Jane Prophet, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK


13.   CFP: Cognitive Modeling and ComputationalLinguistics, 23 Jun 
11, due 1 apr 11

From: "David Reitter" <reitter at cmu.edu>
Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 09:27:32 -0500
To: <act-r-users at act-r.psy.cmu.edu>
Subject: [Call for Papers: Cognitive Modeling and ComputationalLinguistics

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL)
and TopiCS special issue Models of Language Comprehension

A workshop to be held June 23, 2011 at the Association for
Computational Linguistics meeting in Portland, Oregon



Workshop Description

This workshop provides a venue for work in computational
psycholinguistics.  ACL Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Martin
Kay described this topic as "build[ing] models of language that
reflect in some interesting way, on the ways in which people use
language." The 2010 workshop follows in the tradition of several
previous meetings

    (1) the computational psycholinguistics meeting at CogSci in
        Berkeley in 1997
    (2) the Incremental Parsing workshop at ACL 2004
    (3) the first CMCL workshop at ACL 2010

in inviting contributions that apply methods from computational
linguistics to problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all
natural language abilities.

Scope and Topics

The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science
of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to
discourse. Topics include, but are not limited to

* incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms; models of
  comprehension difficulty derived from such parsers

* models of factors favoring particular productions or interpretations
  over their competitors

* models of semantic interpretation, including psychologically
  realistic notions of word and phrase meaning

* models of human language acquisition, including the prediction of
  generalizations and time course in acquisition

* applications of cognitive models of language, e.g., in tutoring
  systems, human evaluation, clinical and cognitive neuroscience


This call solicits 8-page, full papers reporting original and
unpublished research that combines cognitive modeling and
computational linguistics.  Accepted papers are expected to be
presented at the workshop and will be published in the workshop
proceedings. They should emphasize obtained results rather than
intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of
the reported results.  A paper accepted for presentation at the
workshop must not be presented or have been presented at any other
meeting with publicly available proceedings.  If essentially identical
papers are submitted to other conferences or workshops as well, this
fact must be indicated at submission time.

To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted paper should not
include any identifying information about the authors.

Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2011 style files available at


Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site:


The submission deadline is 11:59PM Eastern Time on April 01, 2011.

Pathway to Journal Publication

All accepted CMCL papers will be published in the workshop proceedings
as is customary at ACL. However, CMCL presenters whose work holds
broad interest for the wider cognitive science community will be
encouraged to prepare extended versions of their papers (16 pages in
APA format). If approved by a second round of reviewing, these
extended papers will appear in a forthcoming issue of TopiCS, a
Journal of the Cognitive Science Society, entitled entitled "Models of
Language Comprehension".  These expanded papers will need to be
substantially adapted to address the broader TopiCS readership. The
Program Committee will be assisted by additional experts, as needed,
to apply this and other review criteria.

Important Dates
  Submission deadline: April 01, 2011
  Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2011
  Camera-ready versions due: May 06, 2011
  Workshop: June 23, 2011, at ACL 2011

Workshop Chairs
  Frank Keller, School of Informatics,  University of Edinburgh
  David Reitter, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Program Committee
  Steven Abney     Michigan
  Harald R. Baayen Alberta
  Matthew Crocker  Saarland
  Vera Demberg     Saarland
  Tim O'Donnell    Harvard
  Amit Dubey       Edinburgh
  Mike Frank       Stanford
  Ted Gibson       MIT
  John Hale        Cornell
  Keith Hall       Google
  Florian Jaeger   Rochester
  Lars Konieczny   Freiburg
  Roger Levy       San Diego
  Richard Lewis    Michigan
  Stephan Oepen    Oslo
  Ulrike Pado      VICO Research
  Douglas Roland   Buffalo
  William Schuler  Ohio State
  Mark Steedman    Edinburgh
  Patrick Sturt    Edinburgh
  Shravan Vasishth Potsdam

14.   Assoc. Prof., Florida State, learning

Subject: [ACT-R-users] Faculty Position Available - Associate Professor

This is an informal call for your input regarding a position at here
at LSI, at FSU. I have been asked to consider people suitable for a
mid-level position (i.e., Associate Professor), who would interested
in joining LSI to undertake interdisciplinary work in the area of the
psychology of skill acquisition and skilled and expert
performance. The appointment would involve earning tenure in an
academic department at FSU such as Psychology or Educational
Psychology and Learning Systems (LSI is a research institute, not a
formal academic department, and thus does not offer tenure). It would
be expected that candidates have established funding connections with
state and federal agencies or foundations. They will have published in
outlets concerned with these topics such as applied psychology,
applied cognitive psychology, applied experimental psychology, human
factors, and cognitive field research. Faculty in LSI have reduced
teaching and advising loads and thus have opportunities (as well as
expectations) for grant capture and project delivery surpassing those
associated with more traditional faculty.

About LSI: Located on the campus of Florida State University in
Tallahassee, Florida, the Learning Systems Institute is a
multidisciplinary organization dedicated to bridging the gap between
research and practice in education and training. The institute
develops practical and workable solutions in learning and performance,
based on solid research. The Learning Systems Institute maintains
project-based teams led by FSU faculty and graduate students with a
wide range of experience in many varied disciplines. These
multidisciplinary teams develop robust solutions using systems
approaches to the planning, design, evaluation, and improvement of
instruction, learning, and human performance. Over the past 40 years,
the Learning Systems Institute has made significant contributions,
nationally and internationally.

If you know of anyone that you feel would be interested in this
opportunity, please pass on this information to them or their names to
me (with their permission) for consideration. We plan to invite
interested parties for virtual and actual meetings to explore the
possibility of their joining our team.

Very best regards,

David W. Eccles, BSc. (Hons.), PhD.

Associate Professor and Lead Research Scientist,
Learning Systems Institute,
and Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems,
College of Education, Florida State University.

Learning Systems Institute,
C-4600 University Center,
Tallahassee, Florida 32306.
Direct line: 850-644-5465.
Fax: 850-644-4952.
deccles at lsi.fsu.edu


15.   Department head, U. of North Florida, review from 6 Dec 2010

Date:         Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:19:03 -0400
From: "Umapathy, Karthikeyan" <k.umapathy at UNF.EDU>
Subject: Position announcement for Director, School of Computing, U. 
of North Florida
List-Subscribe: <mailto:CHI-JOBS-subscribe-request at LISTSERV.ACM.ORG>

The University of North Florida, one of eleven public universities in
the State of Florida, invites applications and nominations for the
position of Director of the School of Computing. The School of
Computing resides within College of Computing, Engineering and
Construction, offering a bachelor's degree in Computing and
Information Sciences with specializations in Computer Science,
Information Systems, Information Science, and Information Technology
and a master's degree in Computing and Information Sciences with
specializations in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Software
Engineering.  The undergraduate computer science, information systems,
information science, and information technology programs are
accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET

UNF consists of five colleges and has over 16,000 students.  The
university is located seven miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and
twelve miles southeast of downtown Jacksonville and is a comprehensive
urban university in the midst of a nature preserve of more than 1,300
acres.  For more information about the city of Jacksonville, visit the
official city website at http://www.coj.net/.

Candidates for this position must have attained the rank of Full
Professor, have an earned doctorate in computing, and must be eligible
for tenure within the School of Computing.  Preference will be given
to candidates who have experience in developing and growing academic
programs as well as having a national presence in his/her
discipline.  Duties will include budget management and oversight,
strategic planning, conducting personnel evaluations, community
outreach and service, and overseeing accreditation and program
assessment activities.  The Director reports to the Dean of the
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

For more information about the School of Computing, visit the website:
http://www.unf.edu/ccec/cis/. Review of applications begins December
6, 2010 and the position is open until filled.  The anticipated start
date is July 1, 2011.  To apply for this position (#315250), a
candidate must complete a one-page online application in the UNF Human
Resource system (OASys) at http://www.unfjobs.org, and upload a letter
of interest addressing the qualifications mentioned above, a
curriculum vitae and a list of three references including the names,
titles, phone numbers, physical addresses and email addresses.

Questions regarding this search should be directed to:

Dr. Bob Roggio, Search Committee Chair
School of Computing
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL  32224
socsearch at unf.edu


16.   3 year post-doc in intelligent tutoring, Canterbury, NZ, due 14 Jan 2011

Date:         Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:10:08 +1300
From: Tanja Mitrovic <tanja.mitrovic at CANTERBURY.AC.NZ>
Subject: post-doc at ICTG

3 year Post-doc position within the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group

Applications are invited for a 3-year, fixed-term Post Doctoral
Research Fellowship in the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group within
the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. The position is a
part of the new project titled "Adaptive computer-based cognitive
training for post-stroke rehabilitation", funded by the prestigious
Marsden Fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand. The Fellow will be
expected to contribute to the project, and enhance the research of the
Department. A Ph.D. degree in Computer Science is required, as well as
experience in Artificial Intelligence in Education and/or Cognitive
Psychology. The candidate should have prior experience and future
goals of publishing research.

The successful applicant must be able to take up the position by 1
February 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The project will develop a new ontological modelling methodology that
will enable computer-based training systems adapt to users' specific
cognitive functioning abilities. Current intelligent systems do not take
the user's cognitive functioning into account; they assume all users
have the same level of cognitive functioning, with no restrictions on
memory, attention, learning capability, or speed of processing. This new
modelling method will be tested in the context of adaptive cognitive
training for stroke patients. Current assistive technologies provide
simple reminders to stroke patients to compensate for memory loss, but
do not provide adaptive training. The proposed intelligent and adaptive
training system will use the created methodology to monitor each
patient's cognitive deficit and initiate adaptive strategies (e.g.
provide specific exercises or tailored advice). Such adaptive training
is extremely important to a country with an ageing population such as
New Zealand, as it decreases substantial costs of specialized human
treatment and patient care. This project will provide a framework for
neuropsychological researchers to conduct similar rehabilitative
research into training strategies with other brain injuries (even
degenerative conditions like Parkinson's disease). It also advances the
field of knowledge engineering and paves the way for next-generation,
human-centred intelligent systems.

The Department of Computer Science is a strong and forward-looking
department, dedicated to excellence in research and teaching.  It has
research strengths across a broad range of areas in pure and applied
Computer Science. Information on the Department's research is available
at http://www.cosc.canterbury.ac.nz/research/. Information about the
Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group is available at

Enquiries of an academic nature are to be made to the Head of
Department, Professor Tanja Mitrovic (tanja.mitrovic at canterbury.ac.nz).

Please complete an on-line application at


The closing date for applications is 14 Jan 2011


17.   Postdoc in computational cognition at PARC, no date given

From: "Peter Pirolli" <pirolli at parc.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2010 09:29:31 PST
To: <act-r-users at act-r.psy.cmu.edu>
Subject: [ACT-R-users] Postdoc in computational cognition at PARC

The Augmented Social Cognition area (ASC) at the Palo Alto Research
Center (PARC) is opening a postdoctoral position in computational
cognitive modeling.  Applications are welcome for a postdoctoral
position under the direction of Dr. Peter Pirolli. The overall goal of
the project is to develop integrated cognitive-neuroscience
architectures for understanding sensemaking. The project brings
together researchers in cognitive psychology and neuroscience from
multiple organizations to develop biologically-inspired computational
cognitive systems. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Cognitive
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, or related
fields, with experience in performing empirical psychological studies
and developing computational models of cognition. Experience with
ACT-R models and/or spatial cognition would be a plus.

ACT-R-users mailing list
ACT-R-users at act-r.psy.cmu.edu


18.   Lectureship in Multi-Agent Systems, Liverpool (DEADLINE: 04:01:2011)

From: "T.J.M.Hendrey-Seabrook" <t.j.m.hendrey-seabrook at sussex.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 09:53:01 +0000
To: "Therie Hendrey-Seabrook" <therieh at sussex.ac.uk>

Dear AISB members

This is the AISB opportunities bulletin for 15/12/2010

2. Lectureship in Multi-Agent Systems, Liverpool (DEADLINE: 04:01:2011)

(DEADLINE: 04:01:2011)
Lecturer in Multi-Agent Systems
Department of Computer Science
University of Liverpool - Faculty of Science and Engineering

?36,715 - ?46,510 pa

The Department, ranked in the top 10 UK Computer Science Departments
in RAE2008, is seeking to further strengthen their current research
portfolio around existing themes in the Agent ART group including:
Logical Approaches to Multi-agent Systems, Co-operation and Game
Theory, The Semantic Web and Argumentation and Dialogue. The Agent ART
group enjoys close collaborative links with other research groups in
the Department (Economics and Computation, Logic and Computation,
Complexity Theory and Algorithms). You should have a PhD in computer
science or a related discipline, and demonstrated the ability to carry
out independent research to a high standard.

Job Ref: A-557059/JAC
Closing date : 4 January 2011

For full details, or to request an application pack, visit
www.liv.ac.uk/working/job_vacancies/ or e-mailjobs at liv.ac.uk Tel 0151
794 2210 (24 hr answerphone) please quote job ref in all
enquiries. Committed to diversity and equality of opportunity


19.  Professor in Interaction Design at UCL Interaction Centre, due 
31 Jan 2011.

Date:         Fri, 17 Dec 2010 10:59:55 +0000
"ACM SIGCHI Job Postings in HCI (Mailing List)" <CHI-JOBS at LISTSERV.ACM.ORG>
From: Louise Gaynor <L.Gaynor at UCL.AC.UK>
Subject: Professor in Interaction Design at UCL Interaction Centre

Please find below details of a Chair position in the UCL Interaction Centre.

University College London, UCL Interaction Centre

Professor in Interaction Design

Applications are invited for newly established post of Professor in
Interaction Design in the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC). The
successful applicant will serve a term of office as Director of UCLIC
after a brief handover period.

UCLIC is a Centre of Excellence in Human Computer Interaction, working
collaboratively with industry and the research community and drawing
on the best scientific traditions in computer science and
psychology. It is a leading research centre, with both an EPSRC
Platform Grant and a Programme Grant on human error and medical
devices, as well as several other substantial grants. In UCLIC, we
offer an advanced Masters course in HCI with Ergonomics which
regularly recruits over 50 high calibre students. We are seeking to
appoint someone with an international reputation for excellent
research, with enthusiasm for both research and teaching, who will
further raise the international profile of the Centre, particularly in
the area of novel technology design.

The appointment will be on the UCL professorial grade. The salary
range will be negotiable on the professorial scale, but not less than
?61,713 per annum.

Applications for the position should be made online at
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/.  Any candidates unable to apply online
should submit an electronic copy to academic.services at ucl.ac.uk or a
hard copy to the Director of Academic Services, University College
London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.  Please note that the job
reference is 1170959.

Further information about UCLIC, its staff, research and teaching can
be found at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/uclic/. If you have any queries about
the application process, please contact Nick McGhee
(N.McGhee at ucl.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8878).

Informal inquiries about the post can also be made to Prof. Ann
Blandford (Director of UCLIC: A.Blandford at ucl.ac.uk, tel. +44 (0)20
7679 0688) or Prof. John Shawe-Taylor (J.Shawe-Taylor at cs.ucl.ac.uk,
tel. +44 (0)20 7679 7680).

The closing date for applications is 31 Jan 2011.

Interviews are provisionally scheduled for 25 March 2011.

Dr. Louise Gaynor,
Scientific Manager,
UCL Interaction Centre,
Malet Place Engineering Building 8th floor,
Malet Place,
London WC1E 7JE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 0686
Internal extension: 30686
L.Gaynor at ucl.ac.uk

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