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Mehul Bhatt

Title: Professor School/office: School of Science and Technology

Email:

Phone: +46 19 303251

Room: T2206

About Mehul Bhatt

RESEARCH SPECIALISATION

  • artificial intelligence
  • cognitive science
  • human-computer interaction

KEY TOPICS

  • knowledge representation and reasoning
  • spatial cognition and computation
  • visual and spatial representation learning
  • visual perception (e.g., with eye-tracking)
  • cognitive interaction systems
  • design cognition and computation
  • multimodality and interaction
  • evidence-based studies (of human behaviour)
  • communications & media studies (moving image / visuo-auditory perception)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • Spatial Representation and Reasoning
  • Learning Visual and Spatial Representations
  • Reasoning about Space and Change
  • Non-Monotonic Reasoning
  • Qualitative Reasoning
  • Declarative programming (e.g., with Constraint Logic Programming, Answer-Set Programming)
  • Semantic Q/A with Visual Imagery
  • Eye-Tracking
  • Computational Models of Narrative
  • Cognitive Modelling of Visuo-Spatial Cognition
  • Cognitive Media (e.g., Film) Studies
  • Semantic GIS; Geospatial Dynamics
  • Wayfinding, hospital design

PROJECTS

Individual strands of research / projects may be consulted here:

APPLICATIONS  /  HUMAN-CENTRED COGNITIVE ASSISTANCE

We develop cognitive assistive technologies, cognitive interaction systems, multimodal interaction methods, and autonomous systems aimed at applications in fields such as: Visuo-Auditory Digital Media Design, (building) Architecture Design, Cognitive Robotics, Geospatial Information Systems. 

INITIATIVES.

/  CoDesign EU 

/  DesignSpace /

  • DesignSpace, a research and consultation group focussing on the development of cognitive technologies and educational discourse for people-centred spatial thinking and architecture design. /  www.design-space.org/

/  EASE /  

Publications

Articles in journals |  Chapters in books |  Conference papers |  Conference proceedings (editor) | 

Articles in journals

Bhatt, M. , Cutting, J. , Levin, D. & Lewis, C. (2017). Cognition, Interaction, Design: Discussions as Part of the Codesign Roundtable 2017. Künstliche Intelligenz, 31 (4), 363-371.
Walega, P. A. , Schultz, C. P. L. & Bhatt, M. (2017). Non-monotonic spatial reasoning with answer set programming modulo theories. Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, 17 (2), 205-225.
Bhatt, M. , Erdem, E. , Heintz, F. & Spranger, M. (2016). Cognitive robotics. Journal of experimental and theoretical artificial intelligence (Print), 28 (5), 779-780.
Agrawal, V. , Archibald, C. , Bhatt, M. , Bui, H. H. , Cook, D. J. , Cortés, J. , Geib, C. W. , Gogate, V. & et al. (2013). The AAAI-13 Conference Workshops. The AI Magazine, 34 (4), 108-115.

Chapters in books

Suchan, J. & Bhatt, M. (2017). Deep semantic abstractions of everyday human activities: On commonsense representations of human interactions. In: Anibal Ollero, Alberto Sanfeliu, Luis Montano, Nuno Lau, Carlos Cardeira, ROBOT 2017: Third Iberian Robotics Conference. Vol. 1 (pp. 477-488). . Springer.
Bhatt, M. & Schultz, C. (2017). People-Centered Visuospatial Cognition: Next-Generation Architectural Design Systems and Their Role in Design Conception, Computing, and Communication. In: Ammon, Sabine; Capdevila-Werning, Remei, The Active Image: Architecture and Engineering in the Age of Modeling (pp. 207-232). . Springer International Publishing.
Schultz, C. & Bhatt, M. (2016). A Numerical Optimisation Based Characterisation of Spatial Reasoning. In: Jose Julio Alferes, Leopoldo Bertossi, Guido Governatori, Paul Fodor, Dumitru Roman, Rule Technologies. Research, Tools, and Applications: 10th International Symposium, RuleML 2016, Stony Brook, NY, USA, July 6-9, 2016. Proceedings (pp. 199-207). . Springer.
Schultz, C. , Bhatt, M. & Suchan, J. (2016). Probabilistic Spatial Reasoning in Constraint Logic Programming. In: Steven Schockaert, Pierre Senellart, Scalable Uncertainty Management: 10th International Conference, SUM 2016, Nice, France, September 21-23, 2016, Proceedings (pp. 289-302). . Springer.
Walega, P. A. , Bhatt, M. & Schultz, C. P. L. (2015). ASPMT(QS): Non-Monotonic Spatial Reasoning with Answer Set Programming Modulo Theories. In: Francesco Calimeri, Giovambattista Ianni, Miroslaw Truszczynski, Logic Programming and Nonmonotonic Reasoning: 13th International Conference, LPNMR 2015, Lexington, KY, USA, September 27-30, 2015. Proceedings (pp. 488-501). . Springer.
Spranger, M. , Suchan, J. , Bhatt, M. & Eppe, M. (2014). Grounding Dynamic Spatial Relations for Embodied (Robot) Interaction. In: Duc-Nghia Pham, Seong-Bae Park, PRICAI 2014: Trends in Artificial Intelligence. 13th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, December 1-5, 2014. Proceedings (pp. 958-971). . Springer.
Suchan, J. , Bhatt, M. & Santos, P. E. (2014). Perceptual Narratives of Space and Motion for Semantic Interpretation of Visual Data. In: Lourdes Agapito, Michael M. Bronstein, Carsten Rother, Computer Vision - ECCV 2014 Workshops: Zurich, Switzerland, September 6-7 and 12, 2014, Proceedings, Part II (pp. 339-354). . Springer.

Conference papers

Suchan, J. , Bhatt, M. , Wałęga, P. & Schultz, C. (2018). Visual Explanation by High-Level Abduction: On Answer-Set Programming Driven Reasoning about Moving Objects. In: AAAI 2018 Proceedings of the Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Paper presented at Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2018), New Orleans, USA, February 2-7, 2018.
Suchan, J. & Bhatt, M. (2017). Commonsense Scene Semantics for Cognitive Robotics: Towards Grounding Embodied Visuo-Locomotive Interactions. Paper presented at ICCV 2017 Workshop - Vision in Practice on Autonomous Robots (ViPAR), International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Venice, Italy, October 22-29, 2017.
Kondyli, V. , Schultz, C. & Bhatt, M. (2017). Evidence-Based Parametric Design: Computationally Generated Spatial Morphologies Satisfying Behavioural-Based Design Constraints. In: 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017). Paper presented at 13th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2017), L'Aquila, Italy, September 4-8, 2017 (pp. 11:1-11:14). Schloss Dagstuhl, Leibniz-Zentrum fur Informatik.
Bhatt, M. , Suchan, J. , Schultz, C. , Kondyli, V. & Goyal, S. (2016). Artificial Intelligence for Predictive and Evidence Based Architecture Design. In: Proceedings of the Thirtieth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16). Paper presented at 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2016), Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, United States, February 12-17, 2016 (pp. 4349-4350). AAAI press.
Schultz, C. & Bhatt, M. (2016). Constructive Geometric Constraint Solving as a General Framework for KR-Based Declarative Spatial Reasoning. In: Declarative Learning Based Programming Technical Report WS-16-07. Paper presented at 30th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2016), Phoenix, United States, February 12-13, 2016 (pp. 417-423). AI Access Foundation.
Suchan, J. , Bhatt, M. & Schultz, C. P. L. (2016). Deeply Semantic Inductive Spatio-Temporal Learning. In: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming. Paper presented at 26th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (Short papers)(ILP 2016), London, UK, September 4-6, 2016 (pp. 73-80). CEUR-WS.
Bhatt, M. , Suchan, J. , Kondyli, V. & Schultz, C. (2016). Embodied visuo-locomotive experience analysis: immersive reality based summarisation of experiments in environment-behaviour studies. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP 2016). Paper presented at ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP 2016), Anaheim, California, USA, July 22-23, 2016 (pp. 133-133).
Spranger, M. , Suchan, J. & Bhatt, M. (2016). Robust Natural Language Processing - Combining Reasoning, Cognitive Semantics, and Construction Grammar for Spatial Language. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016). Paper presented at 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016), New York, United States, July 9-15, 2016 (pp. 2908-2914). International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
Suchan, J. & Bhatt, M. (2016). Semantic Question-Answering with Video and Eye-Tracking Data: AI Foundations for Human Visual Perception Driven Cognitive Film Studies. In: Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016). Paper presented at 25th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2016), New York, United States, July 9-15, 2016 (pp. 2633-2639). International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.
Suchan, J. & Bhatt, M. (2016). The Geometry of a Scene: On Deep Semantics for Visual Perception Driven Cognitive Film, Studies. In: 2016 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV). Paper presented at IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV 2016), Lake Placid, NY, USA, March 7-10, 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Suchan, J. , Bhatt, M. & Yu, S. (2016). The perception of symmetry in the moving image: multi-level computational analysis of cinematographic scene structure and its visual reception. In: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP 2016). Paper presented at ACM Symposium on Applied Perception (SAP 2016), Anaheim, USA, July 22-23, 2016 (pp. 142-142). Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Conference proceedings (editor)