Professor Tommie Meyer will present a School of IT colloquium with a talk entitled, "What is Knowledge Representation?"
In this talk Professor Meyer will first provide a broad overview of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, a subarea of Artificial Intelligence. This will be followed by a more detailed description of some of the successful techniques and tools that have been developed in this area. And finally, he will talk about the current research questions he is looking at within this field.
Tommie Meyer is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at UCT, the UCT-CSIR Chair in Artificial Intelligence, and director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR). Prior to this he was a chief scientist at the CSIR in Pretoria, a senior researcher at NICTA in Australia, conjoint associate professor at the University of New South Wales in Australia, associate professor at the University of Pretoria, and senior lecturer at the University of South Africa. He is recognised internationally as an expert in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. He is a member of the steering committees of the International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation (KR), chair of the steering committee of the Nonmonotonic Reasoning workshop series, associate editor of the journal Artificial Intelligence, and editorial board member of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research.