Tarek R. Besold, PhD

(c) 2016 - Richard Zinken
Since September 2016, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Digital Media Lab of the University of Bremen (Germany). 

Before this appointment, I was a member of the KRDB Research Centre at the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (South Tyrol, Italy).
From 2011 until 2015 I had been working in the AI Research Group of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück (Germany), of which I still continue to be an associate member.
From January until June 2014 I also had been an academic visitor at the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications (CISA) within the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK).

Also, I was one of the people involved in the EU-funded Concept Invention Theory (COINVENT) Project.

If you want to get in touch with me, sending an email to FirstName.LastName(guesswhat)gmail.com (never mind the middle initial) usually works fairly well.

My main fields of academic interest are:
- Analogies & non-standard forms of reasoning.
- Symbolic models of cognition and intelligence in AI.
- Human-Level Artificial Intelligence.
- Creativity in an AI context & computational creativity in general.
- Neural-symbolic integration.
- Some (additional) topics related to the philosophy of AI.

A (more or less up-to-date) list of my publications can be found here,...
...information concerning my teaching activity is available here,...
...and some information concerning other activities is listed here.

...oh, and finally there is an AI blog I sporadically add to on the SciLogs (currently only in German): Analogia