Andre Freitas

Andre Freitas

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André Freitas leads the Reasoning & Explainable AI Lab at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manchester and is a research group leader at the Idiap Research Institute. He is also the AI group leader at the digital Experimental Cancer Medicine Team (CancerResearchUK). His main research interests are on enabling the development of AI methods to support abstract, explainable and flexible inference. In particular, he investigates how the combination of neural and symbolic data representation paradigms can deliver better inference. Some of his research topics include: explanation generation, natural language inference, explainable question answering, knowledge graphs and open information extraction. He is actively engaged in collaboration projects with industrial and clinical partners.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Thomas Ashton Institute

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  • Health and Safety Software of the Year: Construction Computing Awards 2021.

    Collinge, William (Recipient), Manu, Patrick (Recipient), Cheung, Clara (Recipient), Hadi Mosleh, Mojgan (Recipient), Freitas, Andre (Recipient), Osorio Sandoval, Carlos (Recipient) & Zhou, Zili (Recipient), 11 Nov 2021

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)