Ilia Stepin

I studied computer science at Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Science (Russia) in 2007-2012 and linguistics at Moscow State Linguistic University (Russia) in 2012-2016. Soon after completing the latter degree, I was granted a scholarship to pursue a master-level degree in computational linguistics at the University of Stuttgart (Germany) where I also co-taught the course "Parsing" in summer semester 2018. As part of that program, I took several AI-related courses at the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) as an exchange student. Subsequently, I received a Ph.D. in information technology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

Currently, I am working as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on the topics of counterfactual explanation generation and communication for interpretable classifiers (e.g., decision trees or fuzzy rule-based classification systems). My research interests include a wide range of artificial intelligence-related topics (e.g., fuzzy logic, natural language processing, argumentation theory, human-computer interaction).