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Professor John SLANEY

Position:Professor
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Personal website:http://arp.anu.edu.au/~jks
Phone:+61 2 6267 6283 / +61 2 612 58607
Building:Brian Anderson (115)
Room:B233
Groups:CS, LC, Logic, NICTA
Staff category:Academic

Research interests:

Logic

  • Relevant logic
  • Other substructural logics
  • Paraconsistency
  • Temporal logic
  • MaGIC
Automatic theorem proving
  • ROO (Radically Optimized Otter)
  • SCOTT (Semantically Constrained Otter)
  • Miscellaneous contributions
Artificial Intelligence
  • Constraint satisfaction
  • Search
  • Planning

Duties:

Professor in the Computer Sciences Laboratory, Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering. Formerly head of Automated Reasoning Group (1991 to 2008).

Former leader of the Logic and Computation Program in NICTA (National ICT Centre of Excellence, Australia).

Instigator and convenor of the annual Logic Summer School.

Bio:

I was born in England but escaped, taught logic in philosophy departments for several years, escaped again and moved to Canberra in 1988 where I have been automating reasoning ever since.

I like doing this. The ANU is a fantastic place to be a researcher, Canberra is a better city to live in than you would believe from listening to Australians from anywhere else, NICTA is the most exciting research lab I know, and I actually get paid for thinking about logic and hacking code! That's as good as it gets.

Other likes: travel, good food (enthusiastic but inexpert cook), classical music (ditto pianist).

Dislikes: no really interesting ones (sorry).

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