Talks

(look also at the other sections of this website for additional items) This section includes some of the recent presentations which are not directly associated with a publication. Mail if you are interested in (PDF or PPT) files.

(The following list contains some talks not directly associated with publications/conferences.)

March 2018 Invited talk at the National Library Conference in the Netherlands on data science and Ethics in the (public) library

Feb 2018 Presented my decision-theoretic ethical programs paper in New Orleans (see "ethics" tab)

Dec 2017 Invited talk at book launch symposium of "Archives in Liquid Times" Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nov 2017 Guest Lecture in Leuven, Belgium, on Big data, privacy and ethics

Oct 2017 at the responsible data science event, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Oct 2017 Keynote, the International Workshop Information interactions 2017 a talk on "The ethics of artificially intelligent algorithms in society, public libraries and archives", Bratislava, Slovakia

May 2017 – invited speaker at the QQML2017 library conference, Ireland

May 2017 – talk at the Spring Workshop on Machine learning, Belgium

May 2017 - guest lecture on ethics of algorithms at the Universite St. Louis (Brussels, Belgium)

July 2016 – talk on the BLIIPS project – Amsterdam data science, business node, VU

June 2016 – talk about intelligent library innovation – VU Main library, The Netherlands

April 2016 - guest lecture on algorithmic governance issues at the Universite St. Louis (Brussels, Belgium)

March 2016 – poster presentation on the BLIIPS project, Spring Workshop on Machine Learning, Germany

Spring 2016 – talk about data science and bias, hands-on session organized with the ministry of Economic affairs, Alkmaar, The Netherlands

Spring 2016 – talk and brainstom session, public libraries Kennemerwaard, The Netherlands

December 2015 poster presentation, Amsterdam Alliance data science

December 2015 - Big Data and Intelligent Algorithms, guest lecture master artificial intelligence, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Autumn 2015 – introduction talk AAA data science, business node, VU

Autumn 2015 – Reinforcement learning and research overview, joint mathematics groups VU

Nov 2015 – Guest lecture on working with algorithms, business adm. Vrije universiteit

Autumn 2015 – overview talk mathematics group Ger Koole, Vrije Universiteit

Autumn 2015 – overview talk computer science group Henri Bal, Vrije Universiteit

Nov 2015 – Guest lecture on ethics of algorithms, CS students, Vrije Universiteit

Dec 2014 – Workshop on privacy and social networks, Leuven, Belgium

Nov 2014 – Amnesty strategic investigations expert meeting on big data, surveillance, privacy and human rights, Amsterdam

Oct 2014 – Discussion partner of Evgeny Morozov in a public lecture (Soeterbeeck Programme of the Radboud University Nijmegen), Nijmegen

Dec 2014 – Big Data and Intelligent Algorithms, guest lecture master artificial intelligence, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Nov 2014 – Big Data and (computational) Design, public lecture, master design, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam

March 2014 - About logic, vision, and Duplo Blocks, poster, SMile Workshop, Oostende, Belgium

February 2014 - Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Control, Amnesty, Nijmegen

November 2013 – Calculative Devices, Privacy and Control -- Calculative Devices Conference (invited talk), Durham/ Newcastle, UK

October 2013 – Logic for Robotics, Vision and Language -- MBSD group Computer Science Department, Radboud University Nijmegen

August 2013 - Relations Between Reinforcement Learning, Visual Input, Perception and Action -- Dagstuhl seminar on Reinforcement Learning (organized as EWRL 2013)

July 2013 - Reinforcement Learning as Interactive Experimentation with Abstraction Levels, International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation, and Approximation (SARA 2013) (invited talk, canceled by me due to unforeseen events)

June 2013 - Traveling from Manhattan to Walden 3.0. : Privacy risks of machine learning, profiling and automated experimentation - Smilee workshop near Maastricht

October 2012 - Counting Sheep: Automated Profiling, Predictions and Control (Towards Walden 3.0) - Amsterdam Privacy Conference (APC)

November 2011 – on Profiling, Machine Learning and Data Wars – Projected Worlds event, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Sep 2011 – Your base are belong to us: Positioning robots in AI education and research (CAI group, Radboud University Nijmegen)

June 2011 -- Spatiality in Perception and Interpretation Good AIfternoon Talks series, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

May 2011 – Prolegomena revisited – ML Meeting, DTAI, Leuven, Belgium.

Feb 2011 – Grabbing, Tapping and Pushing, and Relations: Explorations in Lisbon – First-MM (EU Project) meeting – Augsburg, Germany.

Jan 2011 – A Machine Learning Perspective on Profiling – Computers, Privacy and Data Protection, Philosophers' panel, Brussels, Belgium.

Jan 2011 – Probabilistic Logic Learning and Decision-Theoretic Planning for Manipulation in Relational Robotics, Institutio Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal

Dec 2010 – Prolegomena in Relational Vision, Language and Robotics – ML Meeting, DTAI, Leuven, Belgium.

Dec 2010 – Theory and Practice of Solving Relational Decision-theoretic problems – Universitaet Bremen, Germany ( departmental seminar).

Dec 2010 – Relations everywhere – Universitaet Bremen, Germany (Spatial language workshop).

Nov 2010 – Robot-friendly probabilistic programming languages - First-MM Review meeting, Freiburg, Germany.

Mar 2010: "Bongard 2.0.: A New Logic of Vision" Spring Machine Learning workshop (SML), poster, Boppard Germany.

Mar 2010: "Bongard, The Winter Olympics and Friends" Freiburg-Leuven Workshop, Boppard, Germany.

Mar 2010: FirstMM Kickoff meeting: "Introducing K.U. Leuven" on relational robotics, Freiburg, Germany

Nov 2009: talk about Dagstuhl, mobile manipulation and related topics, local Relational Robotics Meeting group, Leuven, Belgium.

Nov 2009: talk on model-based relational reinforcement learning and related techniques, Robotics and Machine learning group of the TU Berlin, Germany.

Aug 2009: Statistical Relational Learning for Semantics in Robotics, Cognition, Control and Learning for Robot Manipulation in Human Environments (Dagstuhl Seminar) -- talk on how to employ statistical relational learning and ( relational) reinforcement learning for robotic manipulation tasks.

May 2009; Lecturing on Reinforcement learning and related techniques, for Dutch PhD students for the SIKS course on learning and reasoning (see here for some additional material).

April 2009: The System must have a Life,... and Relations, Reinforcement Learning Workshop, Barbados, (invited) talk on model-based (relational) reinforcement learning and related techniques.

Jun 2009; Go-AA, internal meeting for the GOA on probabilistic logic learning, on activity learning, probabilistic planning, card games and video.

Mar 2009: Towards Behavior and Activity Learning, Fluffy Workshop, Grandpre, France.

Nov 2008: What happened to Alice might happen to you too, ML-meeting, Leuven, Belgium.

Jun 2008: The Logic of Adaptive Behavior, DTAI, Leuven, Belgium.

Monday 21st May 2007 I lectured on Reinforcement Learning for the SIKS course on "Learning and Reasoning", held in Vught.

Oct 2005: The Logic of Adaptive Behavior, Nijmegen University, IRIS group.

Mar 2005: The Logic behind Dynamic Programming, Freiburg, Leuven and Friends (FLF05) Workshop, Ardennes, France

Feb 2005: Logic Programming meets Dynamic Programming, Dagstuhl Seminar on Probabilistic, Logical and Relational Learning.

Dec 2004: Reinforcement Learning and Dynamic Programming in Relational Domains, Stichting Neurale Netwerken (SNN) seminar series.

Nov 2004: Martijn goes German and Bellman goes Relational, Parlepraatje HMI group, Twente, The Netherlands

Mar 2004: Relational Reinforcement Learning: Snapshots of an Emerging Field", April II Kick-off meeting, Paris, France.

Mar 2004: Bellman goes Relational, Freiburg-Leuven Workshop, Hinterzarten, Germany.

Nov 2003: Relational Reinforcement Learning, Oberseminar, ML group Universitaet Freiburg, Germany.

(see here for some additional material)