Mr G. (Giovanni) Sileno PhD
Faculty of Science
Science Park A
Science Park 904
1090 GH Amsterdam
For the past eight years Giovanni Sileno has been working in various fields related to AI and Computer Science research, as AI & Law, Data Science and Cognitive Science. He has a particular interest in contributing to the development of theories, methods and applications reducing the gap between computational and human knowledge.
Currently post-doc researcher at the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam, he is working on the conception of a computer-aided policy-making environment exploiting models of intentional agents, to be applied on several applicative domains (digital marketplace, healthcare, organizational information systems).
Before returning at UvA, he has been post-doc researcher at Télécom ParisTech and Paris Dauphine University (France), investigating the problems of automated interpretation, and studying problems at the interface between symbolic and numeric methods. His most recent publications are about:
- the computation of contrast on conceptual spaces,
- the distinction of perceptual with conceptual similarity,
- the identification of relevant causes in a given story, and
- the quantification of notions related to the attribution of moral/legal responsibility (e.g. negligence, foreseeability, risk).
He took his PhD at UvA, with the thesis Aligning Law and Action, discussing computational methods supporting a partial re-alignment of representations of norms with representations of behaviour (operationally or intentionally characterized). The purpose of this research was to improve the reactivity and adaptability of administrative organizations to normative and social changes.
Before starting his doctorate, he worked as Business Analyst for McKinsey & Co., as a freelance software developer, and as a musician for a few years, after graduating in Electronic Engineering with a double degree at the Politecnico di Torino and at the ENSIMAG (Grenoble, France), with a thesis on design, modeling and simulation of embedded devices.
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2015). A Constructivist Approach to Rule Bases. In S. Loiseau, J. Filipe, B. Duval, & J. van den Herik (Eds.), ICAART 2015: proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence: Lisbon, Portugal, 10-12 January 2015. - Vol. 2 (pp. 540-547). SciTePress Science and Technology Publications. DOI: 10.5220/0005280205400547 [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2015). Bridging Representations of Laws, of Implementations and of Behaviours. In A. Rotolo (Ed.), Legal knowledge and information systems: JURIX 2015: the Twenty-Eight Annual Conference (pp. 169-172). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 279). Amsterdam: IOS Press. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-609-5-169 [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2015). Commitments, Expectations, Affordances and Susceptibilities: Towards Positional Agent Programming. In Q. Chen, P. Torroni, S. Villata, J. Hsu, & A. Omicini (Eds.), PRIMA 2015: Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems: 18th international conference, Bertinoro, Italy, October 26-30, 2015 : proceedings (pp. 687-696). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science ; Vol. 9387), (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25524-8_52 [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2015). Revisiting Constitutive Rules. In AICOL 2015: Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and the Complexity of Legal Systems
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Addressing argumentation puzzles with model-based diagnosis. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1105. [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Approaching Factors and Dimensions with Explanation-Based Argumentation. In CMNA 2014: the 14th workshop on Computational Models of Natural Argument: joint with the 1st International Workshop on Methodologies for Research on Legal Argumentation, in association with JURIX 2014: 10th December 2014, Krakow, Poland. Programme Liverpool: Computational Models of Natural Argument. [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). From Inter-Agent to Intra-Agent Representations: Mapping Social Scenarios to Agent-Role Descriptions. In B. Duval, H. J. van den Herik, S. Loiseau, & J. Filipe (Eds.), ICAART 2014: proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence: 6-8 March, 2014, ESEO, Angers, Loire Valley, France. - Vol. 1 (pp. 622-631). SciTePress Science and Technology Publications. DOI: 10.5220/0004909606220631 [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Implementing Explanation-Based Argumentation using Answer Set Programming. In Eleventh International Workshop on Argumentation in Multi-Agent Systems (ARGMAS 2014): Paris, France, May 5, 2014: in conjunction with AAMAS 2014 Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Legal Knowledge Conveyed by Narratives: Towards a Representational Model. Open Access Series in Informatics, 41, 182-191. DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.CMN.2014.182 [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). On the Interactional Meaning of Fundamental Legal Concepts. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 271, 39-48. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-468-8-39 [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2014). Towards a Representational Model of Social Affordances from an Institutional Perspective. In Computational Social Science and Social Computer Science: Two Sides of the Same Coin. Programme Guildford: Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Surrey. [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2013). The institutional stance in agent-based simulations. In J. Filipe, & A. L. N. Fred (Eds.), ICAART 2013: proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence: Barcelona, Spain, 15-18 February 2013. - Vol. 1 (pp. 255-261). SciTePress Science and Technology Publications. DOI: 10.5220/0004257602550261 [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2013). Towards a computational model for institutional scenarios. BNAIC, 25, 183-190. [details]
- Sileno, G., Boer, A., & van Engers, T. (2012). Analysis of legal narratives: a conceptual framework. In B. Schäfer (Ed.), Legal knowledge and information systems: JURIX 2012: the twenty-fifth annual conference (pp. 143-146). (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications; Vol. 250). Amsterdam: IOS Press. DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-167-0-143 [details]
- Boer, A., van Engers, T., & Sileno, G. (2011). A problem solving model for regulatory policy making. In A. Wyner, & N. Benn (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Modelling Policy-making (MPM 2011) in conjunction with The 24th International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems (JURIX 2011), December 14, 2011, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (pp. 5-9). Liverpool: Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool [etc.]. [details]
- Boer, A., & Sileno, G. (2013). AGILE: a methodology for Advanced Governance of Information services through Legal Engineering. (Technical report Leibniz Center for Law). Amsterdam: Leibniz Center for Law, Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]
- Sileno, G. (2016). Aligning Law and Action: a conceptual and computational inquiry [details]