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Currently I am a Research Professor in the Departamento de Inteligencia Artificial of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. I am supported by a Ramón y Cajal grant to study heterogeneous reasoning and representation systems. This research project has two main components: the study of representation systems from a formal logical point of view, and the study of representation in human communication. My work in representation systems attempts to address fundamental issues of semantics and reasoning in diagrammatic and heterogeneous (multiple-representation) reasoning systems. My work in human communication addresses issues of communicative context and constraints on communication channels in human communication. This mix of theoretical and experimental work provides opportunities for interesting synergy between work in fields which are traditionally very insular. One of the many interesting and common themes between these two components that of abstraction, or the relationship between syntax and semantics, in representational schemes.

Previously, I have worked as an invited researcher in the Media Integration Science Laboratories of the Advanced Telecommunications Research Center in Kyoto, Japan. I completed my PhD studies in the Computer Science department of Indiana University at Bloomington. While in Bloomington I worked in the Visual Inference Laboratory under the direction of Brian Smith and Jon Barwise.

Selected Publications

Visual Reasoning:

Graphical Communication: