Algebra, category theory and logic have traditionally played an important role in our understanding of computing. Recently, there has been a surge in new ways of understanding how these disciplines can help in tackling old and new challenges in the theory and applications of computing, which include: combining machine learning and proof-theoretic approaches for compositional models of natural language; reasoning in and about multi-agent systems; developing languages and (compositional) models for programming, specifying and analysing systems and protocols.
The aim of this workshop is to bring together both leading and upcoming researchers who use such approaches, with the goal of promoting collaborations across the different disciplines.
This workshop is the first event in a program aimed at offering Farsi-speaking mathematicians — as well as any mathematician interested in building cross-cultural connections — opportunities to build a network and receive mentoring from leading Farsi-speaking mathematicians. The workshop will be held in a bilingual Farsi-English setting, and participants do not need to be fluent in both languages to attend.
Confirmed mentors for the event include Farhad Arbab (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam), Mehdi Dastani (Utrecht University) and Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh (University College London).