Katarzyna Budzynska

I am an assistant professor in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and a lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee (UK). I am a member of the research group ARG:dundee, and the head of the group ZeBRaS.

I have authored and co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers including over 15 papers in journals such as Fundamenta Informaticae and Synthese. My projects have attracted over 600,000 PLN (almost 150,000 EUR) grant funding from the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Swiss Programme Sciex. I have a master degree in economics (1998) from the Warsaw School of Economics (Dept. of Mathematical Economics), a PhD in logic (2002) from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Dept. of Logic) and a habilitation in philosophy (2013) from the Polish Academy of Sciences.

My research interests concentrate on the formal analysis of communicative processes of argumentation, dialogue and persuasion. The interdisciplinary approach links together the elements of logic, philosophy of language, rhetoric, linguistics, cognitive science, social psychology, artificial intelligence and computer science.

In 2008, I co-founded, and have since then, coordinated the activities of a nationwide initiative ArgDiaP. Its main goal is to support the cooperation of representatives of the Polish School of Argumentation. Since 2008, ArgDiaP has organized a series of biannual one-day conference meetings, supported several research projects and publishing initiatives in the area.