Preferential Reasoning for Ontologies

Michael Harrison and Reid Swan

The Team

Reid Swan

Reid is an Honours Computer Science student in the class of 2017. His primary interests in the field are theoretical computer science and logic, as well as being a passionate programmer. He transferred from a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering after discovering his interest in computers was in their software, not their hardware. His hobbies are solving Project Euler challenges, learning new programming languages and reading.

Michael Harrison

Michael is a final year Bachelor of Business Science (with a specialisation in Computer Science) student. Michael enjoys implementing systems and solving toublesome problems. Michael has recently taken an interest in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning and would like to continue in the field. Michael has the best interest of his peers at heart and is passionate about ensuring the best envrionment for Computer Science development.

Professor Thomas Meyer

Professor Meyer is a full professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town and head of the national Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR) he is an NRF B-rated (Internationally Acclaimed) researcher.
Before joining the University of Cape Town he was Director of the UKZN/CSIR Meraka Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR), Chief Researcher at the CSIR Meraka Institute, Honorary Professor in the School of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and Research Group Leader of the Knowledge Representation and Reasoning group (KRR). Professor Meyer received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of South Africa in 1999.