29th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information
University of Toulouse (France), 17-28 July, 2017

Evening Lectures

Date Lecturer
Tue 18.7 Leila Amgoud
Thu 20.7 Jérôme Lang
Tue 25.7 Philippe Schlenker
Thu 27.7 Simon Thorpe

All evening lectures are held in Amphi A - Despax, start at 19:00, and last around 60 minutes.

Leila Amgoud, IRIT CNRS

Tuesday, July 18, 19:00

Leila Amgoud

Leila Amgoud is a senior CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) researcher at IRIT lab, Toulouse, France. She earned her PhD in computer science from University of Toulouse in 1999. Her research interests include argumentation-based reasoning, nonmonotonic reasoning, inconsistency management, and modeling interactions between autonomous agents (negotiation, persuasion). She serves regularly as program committee member of multiple Artificial Intelligence conferences, and is in the editorial board of the Argument and Computation Journal. She is ECCAI fellow since 2014.


Thursday, July 20, 19:00

Jerome Lang

Jérôme Lang is a full-time researcher at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and is affiliated with LAMSADE, Université Paris-Dauphine. His interests include computational social choice (in particular voting, fair division, coalition formation, judgment aggregation) and knowledge representation and reasoning (in particular reasoning about beliefs, knowledge and action, as well as preference representation). He is an advisory committee member of Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, an associate editor of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems and of Social Choice and Welfare, and a member of the editorial board of Synthese. He will be the program chair of ECAI-IJCAI 2018. He is a co-editor of the Handbook of Computational Social Choice (Cambridge University Press).

Philippe Schlenker, Institut Jean-Nicod CNRS and New York University

Tuesday, July 25, 19:00

Philippe Schlenker

Philippe Schlenker is a senior researcher at CNRS (Institut Jean-Nicod) and a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University. He was educated at Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), and obtained a Ph.D. in Linguistics from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from EHESS (Paris). He has taught at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, at the University of Southern California, at UCLA, and at NYU. Dr. Schlenker's early interests include semantics, pragmatics, the philosophy of language and philosophical logic. He has conducted research on indexicals and indirect discourse, intensional semantics ('A Plea for Monsters', Linguistics & Philosophy 2003), anaphora, presuppositions ('Local Contexts', Semantics & Pragmatics 2009), as well as semantic paradoxes. In recent work, Dr. Schlenker has advocated a program of 'super semantics' that seeks to expand the traditional frontiers of the field. He has investigated the semantics of sign languages, with special attention both to their logical structure and to the rich iconic means that interact with it ('Visible Meaning', to appear in Theoretical Linguistics). In order to have a point of comparison for these iconic phenomena, Dr. Schlenker has also investigated the logic and typology of gestures in spoken language. In collaborative work with primatologists and psycholinguists, he has laid the groundwork for a 'primate semantics' that seeks to apply the general methods of formal linguistics to primate vocalizations ('What do Monkey Calls Mean?', Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2016). And in ongoing research, he has has advocated the development of a detailed semantics for music, albeit one that is very different from linguistic semantics ('Outline of Music Semantics', to appear in Music Perception). Dr. Schlenker is the former Managing Editor of Journal of Semantics, and a member of the editorial boards of several semantics journals. His research has been funded by the Fondation Thiers, the American Council of Learned Societies, the NSF, the European Science Foundation, and the European Research Council (Advanced Grant, 2013-2018).

Simon Thorpe, CerCo CNRS

Thursday, July 27, 19:00

Simon Thorpe

Simon Thorpe is a research director with the CNRS. He is the head of the Brain & Cognition Research Center (CerCo) in Toulouse as well being director of the Toulouse Mind & Brain Institute. He studied PPP (Psychology, Philosophy & Psychology) at Oxford, where he also got his PhD with Edmund Rolls. After a postdoc in Canada, he moved to France where he has been working for the CNRS since 1983. For much of his career he has been using a highly interdisciplinary approach to try understand the phenomenal processing speed of biological vision. More recently, his ERC Advanced Grant called "M4: Memory Mechanisms in Man & Machine" has allowed him to investigate the mechanisms that allow the brain to store visual and auditory memories that can last a lifetime.