Senior Research Scientist AI at Alpha Health
Tarek R. Besold, PhD is the AI Lead and a Senior Research Scientist at the Alpha Health AI Lab in Barcelona. Before that he was a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Data Science at City, University of London, conducting research at the intersection between artificial intelligence, computational creativity, and cognitive systems. He studied mathematics, computer science, and logic in Erlangen, Zaragoza, and Amsterdam, obtained a PhD from the Institute of Cognitive Science in Osnabrück, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the KRDB Research Centre of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and at the Digital Media Lab of the University of Bremen. Among others, Tarek was the General Chair of the HLAI 2016 and 2018 Joint Multi-Conferences on Human-Level Artificial Intelligence, and founder and/or organizer of several international workshop series bridging between AI and cognitive science. He was co-editor of the books “Computational Creativity Research: Towards Creative Machines” and “Concept Invention: Foundations, Implementations, Social Aspects and Applications”, and serves in different editorial functions for the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR), for Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, and for Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA).