Nov 1st, 2013, 3:00 pm in William Penny 212

Probabilistic Logic: A Biased Review

Probabilistic reasoning allows us to act rationally under uncertainty. Logical inference allows us to act rationally given a set of premises and rules. If you want to know how to act rationally under uncertain premises, you need to define a probabilistic logic. If you don’t know how to do that, come to my talk and find out. I will review probabilistic logic in a brief and biased manner, and exemplify my perspective on the matter. I will also discuss key challenges of the field and propose some initial solutions in my area of interest.

Călin-Rareș Turliuc is a second year PhD student at Imperial College London. His research concerns topics in probabilistic-logical reasoning: inference, parameter learning and structure learning, more concretely, probabilistic abduction and probabilistic inductive logic programming. In his free time, he enjoys studying ancient religions and reading fantastic novels with mythological and philosophical undertones.