Embodied Cognition and AI

Embodied Cognition and AI

Supervision: Marco Schorlemmer and Enric Plaza

The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) offers a three year predoctoral research position for students wanting to pursue a full-time PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence. The position will be led by Dr. Marco Schorlemmer and Prof. Enric Plaza.
Contemporary cognitive science has provided evidence that a large part of our creative reasoning and problem-solving processes are grounded on our bodily experience with the world. By means of this research position we aim at studying the implications this has for computational models of meaning, concept invention, creativity, and problem-solving in general (for further information see the book doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65602-1).

The IIIA-CSIC (which is located on the UAB campus near Barcelona) belongs to the Spanish National Research Council, Spain’s largest public institution devoted to research and technological development. The IIIA-CSIC is a leading research centre in Europe in the area of Artificial Intelligence, funded with projects from the European, Spanish, and Catalan governments as well as substantial collaborative contracts with the private sector.

Requirements: High-quality master’s degree in computer science, mathematics, cognitive science or related fields (or have completed equivalent qualifications), good communica- tion skills in English, and be able to demonstrate strong motivation to conduct research.

Salary: 20,811€ per annum, payed in 14 instalments (1,486.50€ per month)

Start Date: 1st July 2019 at the latest. It may be possible to start earlier than this depend-
ing on the candidates’ circumstances.

Application: Through IIIA's Prospective Students database.

Closing date for application: 15th March 2019


For further information please contact Marco Schorlemmer at marco@iiia.csic.es