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Loizos Michael, Ph.D.

Loizos Michael is an Assistant Professor at Open University of Cyprus, where he founded and directs the Computational Cognition Lab. He was educated at University of Cyprus, where he received a B.Sc. in Computer Science with a minor degree in Mathematics. He continued his education at Harvard University, where he received an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science.

His research focuses on the principled study of cognitive processes associated with individual or collective intelligence — such as learning, reasoning, sensing, communication, cooperation — and how those are used by humans and other organisms in everyday life. Emphasis is placed on the development of computational models for various aspects of cognitive processes, and the analysis of the formal implications that such models have. This computational view of cognition is complemented by simulations, real‐world experiments, and psychological studies, designed to validate the proposed models and to identify features thereof that warrant further study.

Research Areas

computational cognition, knowledge representation, commonsense reasoning, reasoning about actions and change, default and non‐monotonic reasoning, formal argumentation, computational learning theory, preference elicitation, textual entailment, narrative comprehension.

News and Links

Accepting applications for Research Associates for the Socially-Competent Agent Technologies MRG as part of the RISE Center of Excellence, due April 6th, 2018. More details here.

Organizing the NAACL 2018 Workshop on Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition and Applications (Cognitum 2018), to be held in July 2018 in New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.

Presented the AAAI 2018 Tutorial on Integrating Learning into Reasoning, given in February 2018 in New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.

New Distance Learning M.Sc. Program in Cognitive Systems: Human-Computer Symbiosis.

Organized the IJCAI 2017 Workshop on Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition and Applications (Cognitum 2017), held in August 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

PC Chair of the 15th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA 2016), held in November 2016 in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Presented the IJCAI 2016 and ECAI 2016 Tutorials on Argument and Cognition, given, respectively, in July 2016 in New York CIty, NY, U.S.A., and in August 2016 in The Hague, Holland.

Organized the IJCAI 2016 Workshop on Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition and Applications (Cognitum 2016), held in July 2016 in New York City, NY, U.S.A.

Organized the ESCoP 2015 Symposium on Bridging Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence, held in September 2015 in Paphos, Cyprus.

Organized the IJCAI 2015 Workshop on Cognitive Knowledge Acquisition and Applications (Cognitum 2015), held in July 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The STAR System for narrative comprehension is available for online use. See the paper "STAR: A System of Argumentation for Story Comprehension and Beyond" for more information.

Presented the IJCAI 2013 Tutorial on Endowing Machines with WebSense, given in August 2013 in Beijing, China. See the paper "Machines with WebSense" for an overview.

Published Work

Selected publications in reverse chronological order. Made available for research purposes only.

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