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Dr Sylwia Polberg

Dr Sylwia Polberg

Lecturer

School of Computer Science and Informatics

Email:
polbergs@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Room S/2.08, Queen's Buildings - South Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

My main research area is artificial intelligence, with a particular focus on computational argumentation and how it can be verified through studies in participants and harnessed in practical applications. 

Below you can find my professional background. 

Professional memberships

Since 2016, I am the secretary of the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning 12.1 Working Group of the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence. The group maintains the KRPortal website. 

Academic positions

March 2019 - present

Lecturer at Cardiff School of Computer Science and Informatics

March 2016 - February 2019

Research Associate at UCL Department of Computer Science

Member of the EPSRC-funded project Framework for Computational Persuasion EP/N008294/1

October 2014 - February 2016

Project Assistant at Vienna University of Technology Institute of Logic and Computation

Member of the bilateral FWF-DFG project Abstract Dialectical Frameworks: Advanced Tools for Formal Argumentation I1102

Speaking engagements

2017 Belief in Attacks in Epistemic Probabilistic Argumentation. Presented at the 11th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM 2017), Granada, Spain. 
2016

Understanding the Abstract Dialectical Framework. Presented at the 15th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA 2016), Larnaca, Cyprus.

Intertranslatability of Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. Presented at the Cardiff Argumentation Forum (CAF 2016), Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Intertranslatability of Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. Presented at the London Argumentation Forum (LAF 2016), London, United Kingdom.

2015

Intertranslatability of Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. Invited seminar at the Interdisciplinary Lab for Intelligent and Adaptive Systems at the University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Intertranslatability of Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. Presented at the Argumentation Spring Meeting (ASM 2015), Leipzig, Germany.

Intertranslatability of Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. Presented at the 7th PhDs in Logic Conference (PIL 2015), Vienna, Austria.

2014

Probabilistic Abstract Dialectical Frameworks. Presented at the 14th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA 2014), Madeira, Portugal. Included a poster session.

Revisiting Support in Abstract Argumentation Systems. Presented at the 5th Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2014), Pitlochry, United Kingdom.

Intertranslatability of Abstract Argumentation Frameworks. Presented at the Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives (SSA 2014), Dundee, United Kingdom.

Extension-based Semantics of Abstract Dialectical Frameworks. Presented at  the 7th European Starting {AI} Researcher Symposium (STAIRS 2014), Prague, Czech Republic.

Developing and Extending the Abstract Dialectical Framework. Poster session at the 14th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning Doctoral Consortium (KR DC 2014), Vienna, Austria.

Extension-based Semantics of Abstract Dialectical Frameworks. Presented at the 15th International Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning (NMR 2014), Vienna, Austria.

2013 Admissibility in the Abstract Dialectical Framework. Presented at the 14th International Workshop on Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems (CLIMA 2013), Corunna, Spain.
2012 SillyNegoBot Architecture. Presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Software Agents, Agent Systems and Their Applications, Tangiers, Morocco.
2011 Developing intelligent bots for the Diplomacy game. Presented at the Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (FedCSIS 2011), Szczecin, Poland.
2010 Developing bots for the Diplomacy game. Presented at the South Eastern European Multi-Agent Systems Summer School (SEE-MAS 2010), Bucharest, Romania.

Committees and reviewing

Journal and Book Chapter Reviewing

2019

Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics

Journal of Theory and Practice of Logic Programming

2018 Artificial Intelligence
2017

Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research

Artificial Intelligence

2016 Handbook of Formal Argumentation

Program Committees

2019

18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2019)

28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019)

2018

7th International Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2018)

17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2018)

2017

International Workshop on Theory and Applications of Formal Argument (TAFA 2017)

30th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering \& Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2017)

2016 22nd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016)
2015 24th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2015)
2014 Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives (SSA 2014) 

Auxiliary Conference Reviewing

2017 30th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AI 2017)
2015 9th International Conference on Scalable Uncertainty Management (SUM 2015)
2014

14th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA 2014)

5th Conference on Computational Models of Argument (COMMA 2014)

2019

2018

2017

2016

2014

2013

My research interests include:

  • Argument-based approaches for modelling agents and dialogues
  • Reasoning with uncertainty
  • Connecting argumentation and cognitive science for non-normative agent reasoning
  • Empirical verification of argumentation formalisms
  • Expressive power and translations between argumentation approaches
  • Applications of dialogue-based agents in eHealth