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Machine Learning research group

Dagstuhl Seminar on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning, Wadern, Germany, September 14-19, 2014 (organiser).

Programme committees:
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2015), Killarney, Ireland, July 2015.
24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015), Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2015.
International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015), Istanbul, Turkey, May 2015.
The Twenty-Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2015), Austin, Texas, USA, January 2015.

Artur Garcez is a Reader in Neural-Symbolic Computation at the Department of Computer Science, City University London. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing (2000) from Imperial College London. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS), member of the ACM, AAAI, IEEE, CGCA, and partner at Performance Systems Ltd., Rio de Janeiro. Garcez is the leader of the Machine Learning research group at City University, president of the Steering Committee of the Association Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning, London, and founding director of City's new MSc in Data Science.

Garcez has an established track record of research in Machine Learning, Neural Computing and Artificial Intelligence. He has co-authored two books: Neural-Symbolic Cognitive Reasoning, with Lamb and Gabbay (Springer 2009), and Neural-Symbolic Learning Systems, with Broda and Gabbay (Springer 2002). His research has led to publications in Behavioral & Brain Sciences, Theoretical Computer Science, Neural Computation, Machine Learning, Journal of Logic and Computation, Artificial Intelligence, Journal of Applied Logic, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, and Studia Logica. He has consistently published at the flagship Artificial Intelligence and Neural Computation conferences AAAI, NIPS, IJCAI, AAMAS, IJCNN, ECAI.

Garcez is editor-in-chief of the Neural Computing and Artificial Intelligence book series. He is area scientific editor of the Journal of Applied Logic (Logics and Neural Networks), area editor of the Journal of Logic and Computation (Reasoning and Learning, with L. Valiant), associate editor of the International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, and member of the editorial boards of The Logic Journal of the IGPL and The International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems. Garcez is a member of the advisory board of the Cognitive Technologies book series. He is Associate Member of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and a founding co-chair of the International Workshop on Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy), held yearly at IJCAI, ECAI or AAAI since 2005.

Garcez has acted as reviewer for a number of international journals on Logic, Cognitive Science, Neural Computation and Artificial Intelligence, including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Systems Research, AI Communications, Cognitive Science, Neurocomputing, Information and Computation. He has guest-edited two journal special issues, and co-edited two research monographs. He has served on the Programme Committee or Organizing Committee of a large number of international conferences and workshops, including IJCAI, NIPS, AAAI, AAMAS, ECAI, ICANN, ASE and IJCNN.

Garcez was awarded a two-year Nuffield foundation research grant in the area of neural-symbolic integration (2002-2004). He was Principal Investigator at City University in the EU-funded research project BioGrid (2003-2004) and industry-funded projects RoboCup Physical Visualization League (2007) and Dynamic Fraud Prevention (2009). He was co-investigator in the EU-funded research project Genestream (2003), was awarded a Daiwa Foundation Grant (2006), and has been consistently awarded conference travel grants by The Royal Society (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010). Currently, he is Principal Investigator at City University on the EPSRC/Technology Strategy Board project EP/M50712X/1 Advancing Consumer Protection through Machine Learning (with Bet Buddy Ltd.), and the EPSRC/Technology Strategy Board project EP/M507064/1 FareViz: On the Design of Real-Time Data Exploration Tools (with Placr Ltd, Digital MR, and Raileasy).

Selected Publications (complete list available here; google scholar profile here):

Contact details
Dr Artur d'Avila Garcez, FBCS
Reader in Neural-Symbolic Computing
Department of Computer Science
City University London, EC1V 0HB, UK
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7040 8344
Email: a.garcez@city.ac.uk
URL: http://staff.city.ac.uk/~aag/