Declarative Languages and Systems

During the last year, many of our post-docs and former collaborators have been promoted or taken on new positions at different institutes.  

Vaishak Belle starts as assistant professor at University of Edinburgh

Vaishak Belle, FWO postdoctoral researcher at DTAI, will start as a tenure-track assistant professor and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, UK.  The Chancellor’s Fellow awards are aimed at early independent research career individuals.

Luc De Raedt and his team have been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for the SYNTH project on automated data science.

These very competitive grants are designed to allow outstanding research leaders to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects in Europe. 

This five year project starts on September 1, 2016 and has a budget of about 2,5 million EURO.


More information about this project can be found on the website: http://synth.cs.kuleuven.be/

Answer Set Programming (ASP) is a field that facilitates the declarative specification of knowledge and its use for problem solving. After years of basic research, its industrial application is taking off. In 2015, we have worked together intensively with an industrial partner to build some proof of concept applications based on our IDP3 system, a member of the ASP family. These experiments confirmed the promise for a great reduction in development and maintenance cost but also showed that the IDP3 research prototype is not suited for industrial deployment.