Answer Set Programing and Its Applications

Dr Yuanlin Zhang, Associate Professor, Texas Tech University
Chaired by
Dr YAP Hock Chuan, Roland, Associate Professor, School of Computing

  12 Jun 2019 Wednesday, 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

 Executive Classroom, COM2-04-02


Answer Set Programming (ASP) becomes a dominant paradigm for Knowledge representation and reasoning (KR) which is a key element in developing intelligent systems. In this talk we will present a quick introduction of ASP and a novel method to define ASP with aggregates and set constructs. We will also show how ASP can be used to address some challenges in healthcare information systems and in education. The availability of huge amount of medical knowledge and the patient information make it possible to build a software system to assist physicians or patients with the decisions and recommendations obtainable from the medical knowledge and patient information. ASP offers means to develop such systems. In the pre-college education, there is a consensus on integrating Computing education into the STEM education. ASP offers a natural framework for this integration.


Dr. Yuanlin Zhang is an Associate Professor of Computer Science. He obtained his PhD from NUS. His research areas are in declarative programming, knowledge representation and reasoning and their applications in areas including healthcare and education. His work has been published in premier journals and conferences in Artificial Intelligence (AI) including Artificial Intelligence journal, AAAI and IJCAI. He also won some best paper awards.