AIST Lab

Artificial Intelligence and Semantic Technologies

The AIST Lab conducts research in knowledge representation formalisms and knowledge-based systems, and their applications in areas such as e-Science and the Semantic Web.

Two major streams of our research are NMR&LP and Onto&DL. The NMR&LP (non-monotonic reasoning and logic programming) stream focuses on logic reasoning with default knowledge, which is not monotonic in contrast with classical logics. In particular, logic programming with default negation (negation as failure) allows practical non-monotonic reasoning using rule-based systems. The Onto&DL (ontologies and description logics) stream focuses on (semi-)automated development and evolution of ontologies (large knowledge bases), as well as effective access of data through ontologies.In particular, such ontologies have description logics as the underlying formalisms.

News

  • July 2016: The paper entitled "DL-Lite contraction and revision", authored by Zhiqiang, Jack, Kewen and Guilin, is published in JAIR.
  • July 2016: Peng Xiao joined AIST as a PhD student. Welcome Peng!.
  • June 2016: Prof Kewen Wang is invited to give a keynote speech at JIST-2016 in early November in Singapore.
  • June 2016: Prof Kewen Wang is invited to give an invited talk at IIP-2016 in mid November in Melbourne.
  • June 2016: Ms Joy Galaige joined AIST as a PhD student. Welcome Joy!
  • June 2016: Kewen and Jack gave talks on DL revision at the 5th Chinese Scholar Workshop on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Guilin.
  • April 2016: The paper entitled "DEliminating disjunctions in answer set programming by restricted unfolding" led by Jianmin is accepted to IJCAI-2016.
  • March 2016: Sebastian Binnewies is appointed as an associate lecturer at Griffith.
  • February 2016: Sebastian Binnewies has successfully submitted his PhD thesis.
  • December 2015: Mahsa Chitsaz is awarded PhD degree. Congratulations Dr Chitsaz!
  • October 2015: An L&T project led by Larry Wen is funded.
  • May 2015: Dr Zhe Wang is appointed as a lecturer at the School of ICT in Griffith University.
  • April 2015: Edward Kabaale joined AIST as a PhD student. Welcome Edward!
  • March 2015: Pouya Ghiasnezhad joined AIST as a PhD student. Welcome Pouya!
  • Apr 2015: One full paper by our research group members and collaborators have been accepted at IJCAI 2015. 
  • Dec 2014: Six regular papers and one short paper by our research group members and collaborators have been accepted at AAAI-2015! Five of our AAAI-2015 papers are selected for oral presentations.
  • Dec 2014: Prof Kewen Wang is selected to the Editorial Board, the Journal of Web Semantics (a major forum in ontologies and the semantic web).
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Potential PhD Projects

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD at AIST, you are encouraged to contact Prof Kewen Wang. A number of PhD scholarships are available at Griffith every year.

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