Talk by Francisco Pereira

On 18 February at 1pm, Professor Francisco Camara Pereira from DTU Management will give a talk at DTU Compute, in room 240, building 324. There are clear connections between Francisco’s work in AI and what we do at DTU Compute, so one of the purposes of his talk is to get inspiration for possible future collaboration. Everyone is very welcome.


Professor Francisco Camara Pereira, DTU Management



Re-representing behavior models with machine learning methods: opportunities for logic programming


Modeling and predicting human behavior has been a lively research topic for decades. There is an entire established area, generally called behavior econometrics, that dedicates particularly to how people make choices, and how to use such knowledge to guide and inform interventional changes (e.g. policy making, infrastructure investments, marketing). Both from a research and practice stand-point, knowledge and data representation have followed the same principles for decades, essentially based on statistics and econometrics. However, such representations are arguably not ideal in many current challenges (e.g. social influence in behavior, hierarchical decision making, spatial and temporal causality). 

In this presentation, Professor Francisco Camara Pereira will show some recent work that tries to address some of these newly recognized challenges, using Machine Learning research, such as generative modeling, neural network embeddings, or context free grammars. His main goal is, however, to present and discuss the potential of a logic programming based direction, which he believe is very exciting. 


tir 18 feb 20
13:00 - 14:00


DTU Compute



DTU Compute, building 324, room 240.