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My name is Martijn van Otterlo and I'm an artificial intelligence researcher with a keen eye for ethical and societal implications of smart algorithms

I am an assistant professor artificial intelligence at Tilburg University, in the cognitive science and artificial intelligence (CSAI) department. I contribute to the teaching in the AI programme, see bachelor and master, and also in the data science in society master. Education-wise and research-wise I am affiliated with the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science in Den Bosch, which is a data-science hot spot of the universities of Eindhoven and Tilburg and local/regional governments and companies. I'm part of the computational sensemaking lab which is based both in CSAI and JADS.

My e-mail address in Tilburg is m, followed by a dot, followed by vanotterlo followed by @uvt.nl

I'm an expert in artificial intelligence, and more in particular probabilistic logical approaches to vision-action learning based on reinforcement learning, computational logic, computer vision and robots. My second expertise is ethics of algorithms: how intelligent algorithms change our society and values.

Some current items
My brief overview on ethical issues in AI appeared in the New Archive Mathematics (see ethics tab).
Our paper on reinforcement learning for e-health was accepted at PRIMA (International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems) (see AI tab)
Our paper got accepted for the IJCAI 2018 Workshop on Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI), Stockholm, July (see ethics tab).
Programme committee of AAAI-2019, The Thirty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Speaking at the international summerscool on AI, Algorithms & Privacy on the topic of reinforcement learning and value alignment to build ethical AI systems
Programme committee ICAPS-2018 (learning&planning track)
Submitted a paper on explainable AI
I'm part of of the European Science Foundation (ESF) college of expert reviewers
Submitted a paper on reinforcement learning for intervention strategies
Invited talk at the National Library Conference in the Netherland
Programme committee of ECML-2018
Attended both AAAI/ACM Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society (AIES) and AAAI conferences in New Orleans (February 2018) where I presented my paper on decision-theoretic ethical programs (see "ethics" tab).

Recent activities (2017):
Keynote talks at QQML (Ireland) and InfInt (Bratislava) (see Ethics tab above)
Invited talks about responsible data science (see Ethics tab above) and at the book launch for "Archives in Liquid Times" (which includes my chapter on Algivists)
Recognized as outstanding reviewer for Artificial Intelligence journal (Elsevier) in August 2017
Several papers published on reinforcement learning, indoor localization and machine learning, gatekeeping ethics, archives, and ethics of algorithms (see AI, Ethics tabs above)
New submission on declarative decision-theoretic ethical programs (see Ethics tab above)
Guest lectures on ethics of algorithms in Brussels and Leuven (see Ethics tab above)
Reviewing for ESF panels, BNAIC, EMCL, AAAI, IJCAI, ICAPS, Benelearn, ICRA, AIJ, etc.
Preparing for my second time teaching my brand new course on ethics of algorithms

I love books, science, martial arts, photography, Lego, libraries and much much more. Feel free to look around to find out more about me.