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The Society for Mathematical Psychology promotes the advancement and communication of research in mathematical psychology and related disciplines. Mathematical psychology is broadly defined to include work of a theoretical character that uses mathematical methods, formal logic, or computer simulation. The official journals of the society are Journal of Mathematical Psychology and Computational Brain & Behavior.

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Doctoral Position in Cognitive Modeling at University of Osnabrueck

The interdisciplinary Institute of Cognitive Science (IKW) at the University of Osnabrueck (Germany) seeks applicants for a three-year doctoral position (50%) (salary level E13 TV-L)

The position involves participation in the research activities of the Cognitive Modeling Group as well as teaching Cognitive Science courses (the weekly teaching load is two hours, teaching language is English). The Cognitive Modeling Group currently works on categorization, concepts, and vision. Methodologically, the group combines psychophysical techniques with machine learning. Probabilistic models of concept formation and visual perception are of particular interest.

The position offers the possibility of further academic qualification.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic degree (Master/Diploma) in either Cognitive Science, Psychology, Computer Science or another discipline relevant to Cognitive Science. Prior experience with at least one of the following fields is desirable: Experimental psychology, psychophysics, mathematical psychology, or machine learning.

The University of Osnabrueck is an equal opportunity employer. Women are therefore especially encouraged to submit their applications and will be preferentially considered provided they are equally qualified. Disabled candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.

Applications with the usual documentation (CV, list of publications, and the names of two referees) and a letter of motivation should be submitted no later than March 4th, 2011 to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, Albrechtstraße 28, 49076 Osnabrueck. Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Frank Jäkel ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Mathematical Psychology 2011 Conference

The 44th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (SMP) will take place on the Medford, Massachusetts Campus of Tufts University, which is in the greater Boston area. The preconference meeting of women mathematical psychologists and the conference welcome reception will be held on July 15, 2011. The conference will run from July 16 to July 18 (no half days as in some previous years). There will be one plenary speaker for each day of the conference. On Tuesday July 19 there will be a full day workshop on the building, fitting, and interpreting multinomial processing tree models from a diverse set of perspectives. The workshop will be taught by William Batchelder, Richard Chechile, and Xiangen Hu. Registration for the workshop is separate from the registration for the conference, so it is possible to register for just the workshop or just the conference. The Cognitive Science Society meeting begins on July 20 in nearby Boston.

The conference website is now available at:

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