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- I am a full 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.
- I combine my position in Amsterdam with a 0.2Fte temporary appointment as Professor II at the Logic, Information and Interaction Group, Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen, Norway. I joined the team in Bergen in January 2019.
- From June 2016 till July 2021, I have been the scientific director of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam.
- In Amsterdam I am a member of AI@ILLC and the Amsterdam Dynamics Group which organizes the LIRa seminar series. My previous affiliations and memberships include: the Department of Theoretical Philosophy in Groningen, the Multi-agent Systems Group in AI (MAS) in Groningen, 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.
Scientific Prizes, Awards and Recognition:
1. I am a new elected member of the Academia Europaea, since 2019.
2. I am a new Member of the Board of Associates (BoA) of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Amsterdam from September 2020 onwards.
3. I joined the scientific advisory board of the Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences
4. I am a new Member of the Board of the Beth Foundation, KNAW, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, since March 2020.
5. I am a new member of the Council for the Humanities of The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, KNAW from May 2020 onwards.
6. I am a Member of the NIAS-Lorentz Center advisory board, the Netherlands, from May 2017 onwards.
7. I am a Member of the Management Board of FOLLI, The Association for Logic, Language and Information from August 2016 onwards, Taking on the role of vice present of FOLLI in 2020.
8. I was awarded with the Hermann Lotze Prize 2015. The Award Ceremony took place during the 16th Szklarska Poreba workshop 20-23 February 2015 Poland-Czech Republic. The prize was awarded in recognition of my accomplishments in four areas: quantum cognition, quantum foundations, belief revision, and truth tracking. Information at http://www.hlotze.com
9. I am a Member of the Steering Committee for the Workshop series on Decisions, Games and Logic (DGL) from 2014 onwards.
10. I was Awarded Fellow of the Tsinghua University – University of Amsterdam Joint Research Center for Logic (TALKC) for the period of July 1st 2014 till July 1st 2017.
11. I am a Member of the Scientific Oversight Committee of the Tsinghua-Amsterdam Joint Research Center for Logic from 2014 onwards.
12. I have been awarded with the Birkhoff-Von Neumann Prize 2012. The prize was a warded during the international award ceremony in Cagliari, Italy at the bi-annual conference of the International Quantum Structures Association. The Birkhoff-von Neumann Prize is awarded once every two years during the bi-annual conference of the International Quantum Structures Association. The prize was awarded to me for my "studies on quantum structures and related epistemic semantics which gave rise to a number of remarkable original results. In particular, new light emerged on - a dynamical interpretation of quantum-logical connectives, - a link between quantum logic and quantum computation, - a logical analysis of classical and quantum correlations - an epistemic-logic view of quantum entanglement, - a reduction of the complexity of the Soler-Mayet axiomatization" (see: https://www.vub.be/CLEA/IQSA/birkhoff-von-neumann-prize.html)
13. I am a regular Member of the Scientific Council of the International Quantum Structures Association (last serving in the period 2012-2014).
14. I received a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship at the University of Groningen in 2009. On May 20th 2009, the new fellows were awarded with an RF medal by Jenifer Glynn (Rosalind Franklin’s sister) in presence of H.R.H Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and the Dutch minister of education, culture and science.
Main Research Grants/Projects:
-I am currently one of the co-PI's of the University wide Research Priority Area on Human(e) AI (2019-2023) at the University of Amsterdam. Our aim is to stimulate new research at the University of Amsterdam on the societal consequences of the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making (ADM) in a wide variety of societal areas.
- 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)
- 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.
Editorial Board Memberships:
I'm a frequent speaker at international conferences and workshops (with about 145 invited lectures at international conferences, workshops and research seminars and more than 77 contributed workshop presentations), my list of keynote lectures includes a.o. top conferences such as IACAP, EALE, CIE, LOFT, FEW, WOLLIC, AiML.
I am a PC member of the following conferences and workshops (only listed from 2016-2020),
In Artificial Intelligence: AAAI 2020, IJCAI 2019, DARe-19, IJCAI 2018, DARe 2017
In Logic and Computer Science: LFCS 2018, FSTTCS 2017, LFCS 2016.
In Quantum Logic/Information and Physics: QPL 2019, Foundations of Physics 2018, IQSA 2017, QI 2016, IQSA 2016,
In Logic: WeSSLLI2020, ESSLLI20-student-session, WiL2020, DaLi2020, TARK 2019, LORI 2019, DALI 2019, AiML 2018, Workshop on External and Internal Calculi for Non Classical Logics 2018, Reasoning in Social Context 2018, LOGICA 2017, WOLLIC 2017, TbiLLC 2017, NASSLLI 2016
In Analytic Philosophy: CoPS-FaM-19, ArgInfoexchange2020, OZSW 2019, ECAP9, FEW 2017
Click here to see an overview of my PC membership of past conferences and workshops
- 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.
Co-Organisation of Eventsts:
Selection of (Co)-Organization of recent Workshops and Special Sessions:
NETREASON: Reasoning about social networks, Workshop at ECAI2020. (online)
Quantum and Beyond, online Workshop, 28-29 April, 2020. (online)
ArgInfoexchange2020 (The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction), 30 March – 1 April, 2020. (online)
The KNAW Colloquium and School on `Reasoning in Social Context’, Amsterdam May-June, 2018.
The intermediary meeting of the International Quantum structures Association, Nijmegen June 2017.
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.
Some Interviews and Conference Pictures