University of Turin

Department of Computer Science

Antonio Lieto

Post-Doc Research Fellow
Department of Computer Science, University of Turin, Italy.

curriculum vitae

Short CV: I do research in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. Since May 2012 I am a post-doc research fellow at the University of Turin (Italy) Department of Computer Science and, since April 2014, I am a Research Associate at the ICAR-CNR Institute of Palermo (Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of the Italian National Research Council, Cognitive Robotics and Social Sensing Group). I have an interdisciplinary background: In 2012 I obtained a Ph.D. (dottorato di ricerca) in Communication Sciences by the University of Salerno (Ph.D. supervisor: Prof. Marcello Frixione) working in the area of Logic and Knowledge Representation with a thesis concerning the problem of "non classical" conceptual representation and reasoning in formal ontologies. I also obtained, by the same University, both a BA (with a thesis in Logic) and a Master Degree (with a thesis in Computer Science) cum laude (main topics studied: logics, cognitive science, philosophy of language and philosophy of science, linguistics and computational linguistics, cognitive psychology, computer science). In the past years I have been Visiting Researcher at the University of Haifa (Israel, Dept. of Information Systems, June 2008, host: Prof. Tsvi Kuflik), at Carnegie Mellon University (USA, Dept. of Psychology and School of Computer Science, May-July 2016; host: Prof. Christian Lebiere) and at Lund University (Sweden, Dept. of Cognitive Science, August-September 2016; host: Prof. Peter Gärdenfors). In 2013 I founded the series of international workshops on "Artificial Intelligence and Cognition" (AIC) and I was general chair of the first 4 editions. Since 2015 I am a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Robotics. For the academic year 2016-2017 I am a "Professore a contratto" (equivalent of Adjunct Professor) at the University of Turin and at the University of Genoa (Italy) for introductory courses in Web Technologies and Computer Science (more info in the teaching section). Since November 2016 I am Vice-President and member of the Steering Comittee of the Italian Cognitive Science Society (AISC).

Research Interests: My research is at the intersection of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence. In particular my research focus is on Knowledge Representation, Ontologies, Cognitive Semantics, Common Sense and Narrative Reasoning, Computational Models of Mind and Cognitive Architectures, Decision Making and Persuasive Technologies. On these topics I have published more than 50 scientific papers in international books, journals and conferences and I have co-edited 6 books.