About me (updated 10/2023)


-- I am a Full Professor at the University of Madeira, where I arrived in 2002.
From 1997 to 2002, I was Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Department at the University of Buenos Aires.
I started my academic life in 1991 as Teacher Assistant at the Computer Science Department at the University of Buenos Aires.

-- I obtained in 2011 a PhD in Philosophy from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), supervised by John Cantwell.
I obtained in 1999 a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires, supervised by Carlos Alchourrón and Sven Ove Hansson.

-- I supervised 4 Postdocs, 7 PhD students (4 ongoing) and 33 MSc students (1 ongoing).

-- I am an integrated Member of NOVA LINCS (FCT centre, New University of Lisbon) since 2013.
I was the Coordinator of the Pole of NOVA-LINCS at University of Madeira from 2020 to 2022. link
I led the Madeira Group of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. link

-- I published 1 book in Springer Briefs in Computer Science Series, edited 6 books and 3 special issues of journals; and published 11 book chapters, 35 Journal papers and more than 35 papers in Conference proceedings. In my research publications I collaborated with more than 100 students and colleagues.

-- I am Member of the Advisory Committee of Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Incorporated (KR-inc) from 2023.
I am member of the Steering Committee for the "International Workshops on Nonmonotonic Reasoning" since 2018 and was his chairman from 2022 to 2023.
I am member of the Editorial Board of the "Journal Argument and Computation" (IOS Press), "Journal of Applied Logics" (College Publications), CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology (Sponsored by the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI)) and Editorial Board member of "Inteligencia Artificial" (Iberoamerican Journal of Artificial Intelligence. Edited by Iberamia).

--I was the Conference Chair of JELIA2014, the 14th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence;
Vice-Chair do IBERAMIA'2018, the 16th Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
Chair (with Serena Villata) of NMR 2018, the 17th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning.
Chair (with Guillermo Simari) of 6 editions of BRAON, Workshops on Belief Revision, Argumentation, Ontologies and Norms.

-- I worked from 1991 in the area of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning – Non Monotonic Reasoning - Belief Revision.
My focus of research is the area of Belief Revision (Logic of Theory Change): Belief Revision theory studies the impact of acquiring new information. It is a fundamental activity of human intelligence, and it defines an exciting and significant research area in philosophy, logic and computer science. Belief revision theory provides sound modellings for changes of beliefs in response to new information.
In particular I work in: 1. Belief Bases: To complete the representation theorems in the area of belief bases models. 2. Multiple Change: Define constructive models of multiple change to be applied in agents like robots. 3. Iterated Change and non-prioritized change: Define new models of iterated and non-prioritized change. 4. Applications: Apply belief revision algorithms to solve consistent updates problems in systems. Ex. Belief revision applied to systems for neurorehabilitation therapy.

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