In 1999 the Leverhulme Trust awarded funds to Aaron Sloman, for a three year project, to investigate Evolvable virtual information processing architectures for human-like minds.

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Research Fellows funded by the project

The grant was originally awarded with funds for one Research Fellow for three years. For various reasons the RF post was held by three people in succession, with gaps that cause the project to last somewhat longer than three years, with beneficial results!
  1. The project was initially set up with Dr. Brian Logan, who had worked with Aaron Sloman on a DERA-funded since 1995. In November 1999, shortly after this project started, he moved to a lectureship at Nottingham University, though his collaboration on this project continued after his move. See http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~bsl/

  2. It took several months to find a suitable replacement. Eventually, in June 2000 Dr. Matthias Scheutz, on leave from the University of Notre Dame joined the project. For various reasons he could not stay more than 13 months.

    Matthias returned to his post at Notre Dame University in August 2001 though we also continue collaboration. He is now at Indiana University. See http://mypage.iu.edu/~mscheutz/

  3. The third occupant of the post, enlarging the collaboration still further, was Ron Chrisley then a senior lecturer at The University of Sussex, which granted him leave to work here for 21 months from October 2001.

Main contact for the project:

Aaron Sloman
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
England, UK

EMAIL A.Sloman@cs.bham.ac.uk
WWW: http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~axs

Phone: +44-121-414-4775 (Email strongly preferred)
Fax: +44-121-414-4281

Slides of recent talks related to this project, and the slides for a tutorial on Philosophy and AI presented by Matthias Scheutz and Aaron Sloman at IJCAI01 in August 2001 can be found here:

A sequel to this project
A sequel to this project was the EU-funded CoSy robotic project, summarised here http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cosy/

Further papers and presentations are here http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/research/projects/cosy/papers/

Last updated: 21 Nov 2008
Maintained by Aaron Sloman.