Executive Committee

Katie Atkinson (IAAIL President)

Katie Atkinson is Professor of Computer Science and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, UK. Her research concerns computational models of argument, with a particular focus on persuasive argumentation in practical reasoning and how this can be applied in domains such as law, e-democracy and agent systems. Katie holds a PhD in Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Information Systems, both from the University of Liverpool. She has published over one...

Bart Verheij (Vice-President)

Bart Verheij is a tenured lecturer/researcher at the University of Groningen, Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE), Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, where he participates in the Multi-agent systems research program.
In the academic year 2013-2014, he was resident fellow at Stanford University. He participated in CodeX - the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics, a collaboration between the Stanford AI Lab and Stanford Law School, where he...

Anne Gardner (Secretary-Treasurer)

Anne Gardner is a lawyer and a computer scientist. She obtained both her law degree and her Ph.D. from Stanford. She has played the role of pioneer in artificial intelligence ("AI") techniques applied to perform legal tasks.


Enrico Francesconi (Returning Member-at-Large)

Enrico Francesconi holds a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Florence. He is a researcher at ITTIG-CNR, the Legal Information Institute of the National Research Council of Italy and, currently, he is a Temporary Agent of the European Commission - DG Publications Office. He has been involved in various projects of the European Commission framework programs, the European Parliament and the Publication Office of the European Union. He...

Michal Araszkiewicz (New Member-at-Large)

Michal Araszkiewicz is assistant professor at Department of Legal Theory at Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. Michal served as Organisation Chair of the JURIX 2014 conference and is admitted to practice law in Poland. His research interests encompass legal philosophy, philosophical logic, epistemology, theories of argumentation and the application of Artificial Intelligence tools to legal reasoning.

Anna Ronkainen (New Member-at-Large)

In 2012 Anna co-founded the legal tech company TrademarkNow to develop AI-based tools for trademark lawyers based on her earlier research. She has a keen interest in commercialisation of research findings and product management.


Ken Satoh (New Member-at-Large)

Ken is professor of Principles of Informatics Research Division, NII (National Institute of Informatics), and Sokendai (The Graduate University of Advanced Studies), in Japan. He started the JURISIN workshops in 2007 and since 2014 has organised competitions on legal information extraction and entailment (COLIEE). His expertise is in logical foundations of AI.

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