Who we are


Marija Slavkovik

Marija Slavkovik is an Associate professor of Information Science at UiB. She has spent the past ten years (including years as a student) in AI. She holds a masters in Computational Logic and a PhD in Informatics. Her doctoral thesis was in computational social choice (automated collective reasoning) and multi-agent systems. She has worked as postdoc on autonomous systems at the Department of Informatics at the University of Liverpool.
Marija is active in the areas of multi-agent systems, machine ethics and computational social choice. She has published over 50 peer reviewed papers in the field. Marija is a program committee member of the top AI conferences (IJCAI, AAAI, AAMAS, ECAI). She is the associate editor of the Artificial Intelligence Review and a guest editor at the Artificial Intelligence Journal. Marija is a board member of the European association in multiagent systems (EURAMAS)  and a vice-chair of the Norwegian AI Association (NAIS). Marija is the chair of the 16th European Conference on Multi-agent systems to be held in Bergen in December 2016.


Truls Pedersen

Truls Pedersen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen. He is also associated with the Diversity in the Norwegian News Media Landscape. His research interests are mainly in formal reasoning for multi-agent systems, specifically epistemic logic and formal argumentation. Recently his attention has been directed towards defeasible inference and applications to empirical social scientific studies. He is the course convenor and lecturer of the courses Introduction to Information Science, Introduction to Programming, Client Programming and Advanced Programming at the department. He jointly gave a tutorial on Argumentation and Defeasible Reasoning at the European Agent-Systems Summer School  in 2016.


Thomas Ågotnes

Thomas Ågotnes is a Professor of Information Science at UiB. He has been working in the AI research field for more than 15 years, and has published over 120 peer reviewed papers in the field. His main interests are in the sub-areas of multi-agent systems and logic based knowledge representation and reasoning. Ågotnes is an active member of the international AI research community, and has frequently served as a senior program committee member of the top AI conferences (IJCAI, AAAI, AAMAS). With co-authors he has been awarded the best paper price at the AAMAS conference. He was recently awarded the Changjiang Scholar award by the Chinese government, and holds the position of Changjiang Chair Professor at the Centre for the study of Logic and Intelligence at Southwest University, China.