Welcome to my humble internet home

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'm in the middle of a move to Tilburg University, where I have become assistant professor artificial intelligence and data science. Until 1st April 2018 I'm also still affiliated with the VU. In Tilburg I have just settled, in room D348 of the Dante building. My new 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 activities
Programme committee ICAPS-2018 (learning&planning track)
Submitted a paper on reinforcement learning for intervention strategies
I will talk at the National Library Conference in the Netherland
I'll be member of the programme committee of ECML-2018

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)
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.