Scientific Advisors

Prof. Enrico Franconi - Academic Advisor

Being a professor in knowledge representation databases, Prof. Franconi’s research focus lies in the application of database, artificial intelligence, and semantic technologies to concrete problems in information systems design and maintenance, in data integration, intelligent access, analysis, and restructuring of big data. Prof. Franconi is the creator of various theories and tools for ontology modeling, reasoning and querying. He is the founder and director of the KRDB Research Centre for Knowledge and Data and provides research advice to Tau’s technical developments.

Luis M. Augusto - Academic Advisor

Luis holds degrees in linguistics and philosophy, master’s degrees in computational mathematics and philosophy, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Paris. He has also completed a postdoctorate in cognitive science at Sussex University. He researches formal languages, both at a purely theoretical level and from the viewpoint of applications (e.g., deductive computation with both classical and non-classical logics, machine interpretation, and knowledge systems).

Dr. Marcos Cramer - Academic Advisor

In his research, Dr. Cramer applies logic-based methods from knowledge representation and reasoning to model actual human reasoning. The focus of his research is on combining methods from formal argumentation theory, natural language semantics, epistemic logic, and philosophical logic to formally model the mathematical, philosophical and logical reasoning of humans. Apart from Dr. Cramer’s research in knowledge representation and reasoning, he is also interested in the usage and linguistic study of gender-neutral language. Together with other people interested in the topic, he has developed a system for gender-neutral German. Furthermore, he actively uses Esperanto and does some work on the linguistic study of Esperanto.