SA Forum for Artificial Intelligence Research
3 - 6 December 2019, Cape Town
Adnan Darwiche is a professor and former chairman of the computer science department at UCLA. He directs the Automated Reasoning Group, which focuses on symbolic and probabilistic reasoning and their applications, including machine learning. Professor Darwiche is a AAAI and ACM Fellow. He is a former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR) and author of "Modeling and Reasoning with Bayesian Networks,” by Cambridge University Press.
His group’s YouTube Channel can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/c/UCLAAutomatedReasoningGroup
Christian Kamwangala is a cloud engineer with the Big Data team in Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premium Support. Christian received his BSc. Eng. Electrical and Information from the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. In 2018, he completed his MSc Eng. degree in VLC channel optimization at the same institution. Christian is an AWS Certified Machine Learning Specialist with interests in Machine Learning applications and AI in general.
Ivan Varzinczak is an associate professor at Artois University, France. He holds a PhD (2006) in Artificial Intelligence from Paul Sabatier University, France. Before joining Artois University, Ivan was a postdoctoral researcher at the CSIR Meraka Institute in South Africa and a professor of logic and theoretical computer science at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ivan's main research interest area is logic-based knowledge representation and reasoning in Artificial Intelligence, with focus on modal and description logics and their applications in non-monotonic reasoning, reasoning about actions and change, and the semantic web. He has co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications which altogether have received more than 900 citations, according to Google Scholar. Ivan has taught several courses and tutorials at international conferences and schools.
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