DVF Dr Madalina Croitoru ‘Reasoning about preferences: statement graphs and defeasible reasoning’

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Date(s) - 22/05/2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The University of Aberdeen

SICSA DVF Dr Madalina Croitoru, University of Montpellier, France will be giving a talk on Reasoning about preferences: statement graphs and defeasible reasoning’ at the University of Aberdeen.

Abstract: In this presentation we will introduce our formalism for defeasible reasoning using existential rules called Statement Graphs. After discussing how Statement Graphs model defeasible reasoning via a flexible labelling function we demonstrate a real world use case on preference reasoning issued from the EU H2020 project NoAW. We conclude the talk by discussing drawbacks of argumentation and social choice for decision making and how they could be combined for greater practical applicability.

Dr Criotoru’s Short Bio: Madalina Croitoru was born in Iasi, Romania in 1980. In 1998 she graduated from Iasi National Highschool and started at the Faculty of Computer Science, Al. I. Cuza University, Iasi (FII) from where she graduated in June 2002 with a thesis on Lineage in Data Warehousing. In October 2002 she started a part time PhD with the Department of Computing Science, University of Aberdeen while also working as a part time Teaching Assistant. Her research looked at improving Conceptual Graph applicability in Artificial Intelligence.

After graduation she started working as a Research Fellow for the Department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton involved, part time, in two projects: HealthAgents and Open Knowledge. From September 2008 she started work at University Montpellier II as an Associate Professor. In 2014 she passed her habilitation to direct research (HDR), on Reasoning About Knowledge as Graphs. She is currently a member of the INRIA research team GraphIK at LIRMM, she authored more than 100 publications in highly selective venues and participated in more than 10 EU and French-funded research projects.

Dr Criotoru is being hosted by Dr Nir Oren

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