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Beishui Liao

Visiting Fellow, July/August 2019


Beishui Liao obtained his Ph.D. degree from the College of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University, in 2006. He is now a full professor of logic and computer science (since 2013), a doctoral supervisor (since 2011), a vice-director of the Institute of Logic and Cognition (since 2014), a member of the Collaborative Innovation Center of Artificial Intelligence by MOE and Zhejiang Provincial Government (since 2018), and the head of the "Logic, Cognition and Artificial Intelligence Research Group" (financially supported by the Convergence Research Project for Brain Research and Artificial Intelligence of Zhejiang University, since 2019), of Zhejiang University.

He is a visiting professor of Luxembourg University (since 2014), and visited the University of Texas at Austin from Jul 2009 to Jul 2011, the University of Brescia from Jul to Oct 2014, and the University of Oxford (2018). He is a member of the editorial board of Argument & Computation and Journal of Applied Logics - IfCoLog Journal of Logics and their Applications, a member of the IfCoLog office as representative for Asian affairs (since 2019), a steering committee member of the Society of Deontic Logic and Normative Systems (since 2018), a member of IEEE P7000 working group (since 2017), and a standing member of the National Committee of Logic of Science of China (since 2014).

His main research interests are computational models of argumentation and their application in multi-agent systems and AI ethics. He has published 3 monographs, and a number of papers in some leading journals such as AIJ, JLC, AMAI, Information Sciences, Minds and Machines, Journal of Software (in Chinese with English abstract), Academic Monthly (in Chinese), Philosophical Researches (in Chinese), etc., and top conferences such as IJCAI, KR and COMMA, etc.

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