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Current Affiliation:

Since June 2016, I am the scientific director of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam. I will be serving as the director of the ILLC for at least four years.

I am a professor of Logic and Epistemology at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, the University of Amsterdam, holding a double affiliation in the Faculty of Science and the department of Philosophy within the Faculty of Humanties. I am 50% employed in Science and 50% employed in the Humanities. I joined the ILLC in 2012.

In 2009, I received a VIDI award from the Netherlands Science Foundation (NWO) to lead a research team on the topic Reasoning about Quantum Interaction (see our vidi-project website) and in 2011 I received an ERC starters grant (funded by the European Research Council and the European Community under FP7). The ERC LogiCIC project has been successfully completed in December 2016.

I'm currently a member of the Amsterdam Dynamics Group and AI@ILLC. My previous affiliations and memberships include: the Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLWF) in Brussels, the Oxford University Research Group on the Philosophy of Information (IEG), the Research Group in Philosophy of Information (GPI) at the University of Hertfordshire, the group in Brussels working on Foundations of Exact Sciences (FUND) and the Center Leo Apostel (CLEA) in Brussels.
I'm a frequent speaker at international conferences and workshops (with over 90 invited lectures at international conferences, over 47 invited lectures at research seminars and more than 65 contributed workshop presentations), my list of recent keynote lectures includes a.o. top conferences such as LOFT, FEW, WOLLIC, AiML.

Past Affiliations:

Between 2009 and 2012 I was University Lecturer at the University of Groningen where I was granted a prestigious Rosalind Franklin Research Fellowship at both the Faculty of Philosophy (Dept. Theoretical Philosophy) and in Artificial Intelligence within the Faculty of Mathematics & Natural Sciences (Multi-agent Systems Group in AI).

Between 2001 and 2009 I was a postdoctoral researcher at Flanders' Fund for Scientific Research as well as a part-time lecturer at the Free University of Brussels.

During the Trinity Term in 2004 I was a visiting scholar at Oxford University, in 2005-2006 at the London School of Economics, in 2008 I visited both the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam, and the School of Informatics at Indiana University. In January 2015 I visited Stanford University and from then onwards I regularly visit also Tsinghua University in Beijing.

From September till the end of December 2008, I was located at the VLAC, The Flemish Academic Center for Science and the Arts at the Royal Academy in Brussels where I worked on a joint Cluster Project.

I obtained my Ph.D. at the Free University of Brussels in 2001 under supervision of Prof. Jean Paul van Bendegem and Prof. Diederik Aerts.

Other Activities:

(Co)-Organization of recent Workshops and Special Sessions:
  • The LogiCIC-team organized four LogiCIC workshops in Amsterdam between 2012 and 2015.
  • The Vidi team organized two Quantum Logic workshops in Amsterdam in 2014 and 2015.
  • Workshop on Strategies for Learning, Belief Revision and Preference Change LBP-2012, Opole, Poland
  • Special session on Logic, Information, and Agency at the Ninth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation in Kutaisi, Georgia
  • Special Session on "Relations between the physical world and formal models of computability" at CiE2011 in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Quantum Physics meets TARK workshop in Groningen, the Netherlands
  • TARK Conference in Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Dynamics in Logic Workshop in Brussels, Belgium
  • MLNL2011, Symposium on Mathematical Logic in the Netherlands.
  • Trends in Logic, Studia Logica Conference on the theme: Logic and the Foundations of Physics: Space, Time and Quanta, Brussels, Belgium.

PC member of the following conferences and workshops in 2016-2018: IJCAI 2018, Foundations of Physics 2018, AiML 2018, Workshop on External and Internal Calculi for Non Classical Logics 2018, Reasoning in Social Context 2018, LFCS 2018, FSTTCS 2017, IQSA 2017, ECAP9, LOGICA 2017, WOLLIC 2017, TbiLLC 2017, DARe 2017, FEW 2017, IQSA  QI 2016,IQSA 2016,NASSLLI 2016, LFCS 2016.

PC member of past conferences and workshops

Some Interviews and Conference Pictures