Dr Andre Freitas

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

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Overview

André Freitas leads the Reasoning & Explainable AI Lab at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester and is a research group leader at the Idiap Research Institute. He is also the AI group leader at the digital Experimental Cancer Medicine Team (CancerResearchUK). His main research interests are on enabling the development of AI methods to support abstract, explainable and flexible inference. In particular, he investigates how the combination of neural and symbolic data representation paradigms can deliver better inference. Some of his research topics include: explanation generation, natural language inference, explainable question answering, knowledge graphs and open information extraction. He is actively engaged in collaboration projects with industrial and clinical partners.

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