Academic Activities

Selected Awards/Honors:

- Best Paper Award at 3rd AISB Symposium on Computational Creativity 2016

- Best Paper Award at ICCC 2015: Sixth International Conference on Computational Creativity

- Fellow of the 2014 CBMM Summer Course at MBL, Woods Hole: "Brains, Minds and Machines"

- 2nd Winner "Young Innovator of the Year 2013" Award at Falling Walls Lab 2013 in Berlin

- Speaker at the Falling Walls Conference 2013 in Berlin

- Fellow of the Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2013

- Cognitive Science Society Prize for Best Student Paper at AGI 2013

Editorial Board Membership:

- Associate editor of Elsevier's Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA)

- Special track editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) for the special track on Deep Learning, Knowledge Representation, and Reasoning.

- Topic editor of the Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition research topic "Representation in the Brain".

Functions Within Associations etc.:

- Spokesperson of the Committee for Education and Professional Practice of the German Cognitive Science Society (GK e.V.)

- Secretary of the Association Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning (NeSy)

Selected Invited Talks:

- "Towards Multi-Context Systems Containing Logical and Sub-Symbolic Contexts of Reasoning" (June 2010), KRR seminar, ICCL, TU Dresden (DE)

- "Computational Analogy-Making, Concept Blending & Creativity" (June 2012), Logic and Language seminar, University of Tilburg (NL)

- "Computers, Analogies, Concept Blending & Creativity" (September 2012), Good AIfternoon, Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)

- "(Complex) Analogies in HDTP" (April 2013), CoCoLab Meeting, Stanford University (USA)

- "When Thinking Never Comes to a Halt: Tractability, Kernelization and Approximability in AI" (January 2014), GroLoG/AI Colloquium, University of Groningen (NL)

- Keynote "The Limits of Thought? Complexity, Computation, and Cognition" (May 2014), CogSci in Germany - CogSci in Turkey, METU Informatics Institute Cognitive Science Seminars, Middle East Technical University Ankara (Turkey)

- Keynote "To the extent that you are like a grape: The 60-minute guide to formal and computational analogy-making" (November 2014), Analogical-Reasoning - East and West (AREW) Workshop, University of Heidelberg (DE)

- "A Casual Cognitive Stroll Through the Non-Classical Reasoning Garden(s)" (October 2015), Logic & AI Seminar, Imperial College London (UK)

- "Like a Cognitive Walk in the Computational Park: Of Atom Models and Foldable Toothbrushes" (January 2016), Department of Informatics, University of Bergen (Norway)

- Keynote "All Hail Our New Computer Overlords! Or Not? (How) Can We Know: Testing (for) AI?!" (March 2016), 8th Cracow Cognitive Science Conference, Institute of Psychology, Jagiellonian University Cracow (Poland)

- Tutorial on "Computational Analogy-Making, Concept Blending, and Related Forms of Non-Classical Reasoning" (April 2016), First International School on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia)

- "Like Alice in Wonderland: Unraveling Reasoning and Cognition Using Analogies and Concept Blending" (June 2016), Faculty of Computer Science, Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)

- Keynote "To the extent that you are like a grape: Symbolic models of analogy and concept blending in cognitive AI" (November 2016), 15th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA 2016), Larnaca (Cyprus)

- "Towards Ultra-Strong Machine Learning: A first look at the comprehensibility of ILP-learned programs" (March 2017), Machine Learning Group, Bielefeld University (Germany)

- "Symbolic models and computational properties of constructive reasoning in cognition and creativity" (July 2017), Problem-solving, Creativity, and Spatial Reasoning Symposium (ProSocrates 2017), Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg HWK (Germany)

- "What Does Explainable AI Really Mean? A New Conceptualization of Perspectives" (December 2017), DFG Collaborative Research Centre 732 Incremental Specification in Context, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

- "Four Notions of Explainable AI" (February 2018), BMVA Technical Meeting: Cognitively inspired explainable perception-based AI, London (UK)