Prof Katie Atkinson BSc, PhD

Chair and Head of Department of Computer Science Computer Science

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    I am Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, UK. My research concerns computational models of argument, with a particular focus on persuasive argumentation in practical reasoning and how this can be applied in domains such as law, e-democracy and agent systems. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool in 2005. I have published over one hundred articles in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, both specifically within the field of computational models of argument, and more generally within the topic of artificial intelligence. My work covers both theoretical and applied aspects; on current projects I am involved with a team developing intelligent tools for a law company, and also a with a team developing intelligent tools for a laboratory analytics company. Past projects have involved the realisation of tools to support e-democracy and legal knowledge-based systems. I am currently serving as President of the International Association for AI and Law.