Lecturer receives AIJ prominent paper award
Posted on 27/08/2014
Congratulations to Dr Sanjay Modgil, from the Department of Informatics, for winning the prestigious AIJ Prominent Paper Award 2014 for his 2009 paper Reasoning about Preferences in Argumentation Frameworks.
TheArtificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ) is generally accepted as the premier international forum for the publication of results of current research in Artificial Intelligence. The AIJ Prominent Paper Award recognizes outstanding papers published not more than five years ago in the AIJ, which are exceptional in their significance and impact. For further information about the AIJ Prominent Paper Award, please visit the AIJ website.
The citation for the awards reads as follows: ''Argumentation is concerned with attempting to obtain rationally justifiable positions in the presence of conflicting evidence. Originating from the field of philosophy, argumentation research has now become a major topic for AI researchers. One of the key problems in argumentation is to develop a formal model and associated semantics for argumentation that can express the subtleties and nuances of argument and debate. Sanjay Modgil's paper made a major contribution to this problem. His paper demonstrates how the canonical graph-based models used in abstract argumentation can be enriched to allow such notions as meta-argument, in which arguments can attack attacks. The paper motivates and presents this new model, and explores the relationship of the model to logic programming. Modgil's work represents a key contribution to the argumentation domain, and an outstanding exemplar of work in this area."
Dr Sanjay Modgil is a Lecturer in Computer Science and a member of the Agents and Intelligent Systems group in the Department of Informatics. More information is available by contacting Sanjay Modgil (firstname.lastname@example.org).