Bio

Artur d’Avila Garcez, FBCS, is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Research Centre for Machine Learning at City, University of London. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing (2000) from Imperial College London. He co-authored two books: Neural-Symbolic Cognitive Reasoning (Springer, 2009) and Neural-Symbolic Learning Systems (Springer, 2002), and more than 150 peer-reviewed publications in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Computation and Neural-Symbolic Computing. Garcez is chair of City’s Data Science Institute, president of the Neural-Symbolic Learning and Reasoning Association, associate editor or editorial board member of various academic journals, and programme committee member for all the major international conferences in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Neural Computation. His research has received funding from the Nuffield foundation, the EU, IBM, CNPq and CAPES Brazil, the Daiwa Foundation, the Royal Society, Innovate UK, ESRC and EPSRC UK, and from industry.