Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the SONY Computer Science Laboratory in Paris, Luc Steels is a professor of Computer Science at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), founder and director (from 1983) of the VUB Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and co-founder and chairman (from 1990 until 1995) of the VUB Computer Science Department (Faculty of Sciences). Professor Steels' scientific research interests cover the whole field of artificial intelligence, including natural language, vision, robot behavior, learning, cognitive architecture, and knowledge representation. At the moment his focus is on dialogs for humanoid robots and fundamental research into the origins of language and meaning. Current work focuses on developing the foundations of semiotic dynamics and on fluid construction grammars.