Emiliano Lorini’s short CV



I am CNRS research scientist and co-head of the LILaC team (Logic, Interaction, Language and Computation) at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), Université Paul Sabatier.

I obtained a master degree in Computer Science from Toulouse University in 2004 and a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the University of Siena (Italy) in 2007.

I obtained the HDR («Habilitation ą diriger des recherches») from Université Paul Sabatier in 2016.

I am member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), a Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx) at the Université de Toulouse Capitole.

I have been awarded the CNRS bronze medal in 2014 for my early achievements in the area of artificial intelligence (AI).

I am member of the editorial board of the journals “Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy” and “Socio-Cognitive Systems: Computational and Formal Approaches”.

I am or was principal investigator of 6 research projects including the 2019-2021 project CoPains “Cognitive Planning in Persuasive Multimodal Communication”, the 2012-2014 project EmoTES “Emotions in strategic interaction: theory, experiments, logical and computational studies” both funded by Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), the PEPS-CNRS project RoToM “Robots with a Theory of Mind: from Logical Formalization to Implementation”.

I was leader of the working group “Group attitudes” of the European Network for Social Intelligence (SINTELNET).

I was or will be PC chair of 11th European Workshop on Multi-agent Systems (EUMAS 2013), of the First European Conference on Social Intelligence (ECSI 2014), of the Eighth Workshop on Logical Aspects of Multi-Agent Systems (LAMAS 2015), of the Second International Workshop on Norms, Actions and Games (NAG 2016), and of the 7th International Conference on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-VII). 

Moreover, I organized 11 international conferences and workshops in the areas of AI and logic. Since 2009, I have taught 5 courses and 4 tutorials in international summer schools and conferences: ESSLLI 2009, ESSLLI 2014, EASSS 2011, EASSS 2015, AAMAS 2012, AAMAS 2017, UNILOG 2018.

Since 2009 I have supervised 8 PhD thesis: 4 ongoing and 4 defended.

My work is characterized by the ability to use and (if necessary) to extend methods and techniques from logic and game-theory in order to formalize the reasoning, decision-making and emotions of both human agents and artificial agents as well as several aspects of social interaction such as trust, reputation, power and social influence. It has an interdisciplinary character, it is strongly influenced by research in philosophy, psychology and economics. My aim is to develop formal models of reasoning and interaction that provide valuable abstractions for the design of AI applications such as social robots and embodied conversational agents (ECAs).

I authored more than 100 articles in journals and in international conferences and workshops and more than 20 chapters in books, including leading journals and conferences in:

Š      Artificial intelligence: Artificial Intelligence Journal; Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR); International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS); AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence; International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI); International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR); European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI); International Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK); 

Š      Logic: Journal of Logic and Computation; Studia Logica; Logique & Analyse; Journal of Philosophical Logic; Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics (JANCL); Journal of Logic, Language and Information (JOLLI); Logic Journal of the IGPL; 

Š      Cognitive sciences: Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences; Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci); 

Š      Philosophy: Synthese; Topoi; Minds & Machines; 

Š      Economics: European Economic Review; Games. 

I was guest editor of five special issues of the Journal of Philosophical Logic, Synthese, Journal of Logic, Language and Information (JOLLI), AI & Society, Revue d’Intelligence Artificielle. I edited a volume for the series “Studies on the Philosophy of Sociality”, Springer.