Matthias Thimm

PD Dr. Matthias Thimm

Institute for Web Science and Technologies
Universitätsstr. 1, Room B.112
Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany

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Phone: +49 (0) 261 / 287- 2715

About me

I am a senior researcher at the Institute for Web Science and Technologies (WeST) in Koblenz, Germany. I received my PhD degree from the university of Dortmund (Germany) in 2011 and my habilitation degree from the university of Koblenz-Landau (Germany) in 2016. My research focus is on formal methods of knowledge representation and artificial intelligence, both from a conceptual as well as algorithmic perspective. I am interested in formal models of argumentation, in particular with respect to quantitative extensions, game theoretical aspects for application in multi-agent systems, the relationship of argumentation and belief revision, and inconsistency measurement. Further interests include probabilistic reasoning with incomplete and inconsistent information in propositional and first-order representations of knowledge.

Open Calls

The 8th Workshop on Dynamics of Knowledge and Belief (DKB-2019) and the 7th Workshop KI & Kognition (KIK-2019)
co-located with the 44nd German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2019)
Organizers: Christoph Beierle, Marco Ragni, Frieder Stolzenburg, Matthias Thimm
Paper deadline: Jun 22, 2019


06 May 2019
The paper "A General Approach to Reasoning with Probabilities" (joint work with Federico Cerutti) has been accepted for publication in International Journal of Approximate Reasoning.

12 Nov 2018
The paper "Strong Inconsistency" (with Gerhard Brewka and Markus Ulbricht) has been accepted for publication in Artificial Intelligence.

16 Jul 2018
Two papers got accepted for KR 2018:

  • Tjitze Rienstra, Matthias Thimm, Beishui Liao, Leendert van der Torre: Probabilistic Abstract Argumentation based on SCC Decomposability
  • Federico Cerutti, Matthias Thimm: A General Approach to Reasoning with Probabilities (Extended Abstract)

10 Jul 2018
Several papers got accepted for COMMA 2018:

  • Tjitze Rienstra, Matthias Thimm: Ranking Functions over Labellings
  • Matthias Thimm, Federico Cerutti, Tjitze Rienstra: Probabilistic Graded Semantics
  • Matthias Thimm, Sylwia Polberg, Anthony Hunter: Epistemic Attack Semantics
  • Matthias Thimm: Stochastic Local Search Algorithms for Abstract Argumentation under Stable Semantics

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