Professor Anthony Cohn FREng 
Professor of Automated Reasoning, University of Leeds

Anthony Cohn is distinguished for world-leading contributions to, and leadership of, the field of artificial intelligence. His work in qualitative spatial reasoning has been seminal in founding a field of research with impact in areas such as geographical information science, computer vision, natural language processing, ontologies and robotics. His research in spatial information systems has found application in the award-winning VAULT system which provides 24/7 access to utility records across Scotland. His leadership of the field includes terms as President of the ECCAI, KR and IJCAI organisations and the Editor-in-Chief of the AI Journal.