Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aziz Fevzi Zambak

Laboratory for Computational Ontology

 
E-mail: zambak@metu.edu.tr
Phone: +90 312 2105337 Office: B30
Address: METU, Department of Philosophy Universiteler Mah. Dumlupinar Blv. No:1, 06800 Ankara/TURKEY
 
AREAS OF INTEREST
Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Logic, Wittgenstein, Formal Ontology
 
EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Philosophy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 2009
M.A. in Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2001
B.A. in Philosophy, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1999
 
PUBLICATIONS 
Book:
Wittgenstein in the Chinese Room, Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag, 2010 (ISBN 978-3-639-24582-0)

Refereed Articles in International Journals, Books and Proceedings:
"Artificial Intelligence as a New Metaphysical Project" in Philosophy, Computing and Information Science, Eds. Ruth Hagengruber and Uwe V. Riss, London: Pickering & Chatto, pp. 67-73.
 
“Retention versus Storage: An Agentive Approach to Memory Systems”, in Proceedings 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium 2013, Eds. Daniele Moyal-Sharrock; Volker A. Munz and Annalisa Coliva, Vol 21, Kirchberg am Wechsel, pp. 465-467.  
 
“The Frame Problem: Autonomy Approach versus Designer Approach” in Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence, Edited by Vincent C. Müller, Dordrecht: Springer-Verlag, pp. 307-319. [penultimate version PDF]
 
“Social Computation as a Discovery Model for the Social Sciences” in Proceedings IACAP 2011, Edited by Charles Ess and Ruth Hagengruber, Münster: MV-Verlag, pp. 323-327. (ISBN: 978-3-86991-355-1)
 
“Control Mechanisms in Information Systems: A Logical Approach to Machine Intelligence” in Proceedings of the VIII European Conference on Computing and Philosophy. Edited by Klaus Mainzer, Munich: Verlag Dr. Hut, 2010, pp. 159-162. (ISBN: 978-3-86853-546-4)
 
Zambak, Aziz Fevzi & Vergauwen, Roger “Artificial Intelligence and Agentive Cognition: A Logico-Linguistic Approach”, Logique et Analyse, Vol: 52, pp. 57-96, 2009. (ISSN: 0024-5836) [penultimate version PDF]
 
Zambak, Aziz Fevzi & Vergauwen, Roger “M-S Models”, Logique et Analyse, Vol: 50, pp. 179-206, 2007. (ISSN: 0024-5836) [penultimate version PDF]
 
 
Refereed Articles in National Journals, Books and Proceedings:
 
“Plastisite ve Yapay Zeka”, Cogito, Vol 75, pp. 233-238, 2013.
 
“Düşünen Makineler ve Yeni Bir Metafizik Tasarım Olarak Yapay Zeka”, Bilgisayar ve Beyin, Ed. Haluk Bingöl, İstanbul: Pan Yayıncılık, pp.383-392, 2013.
 
“Wittgenstein ve Turing Sınaması”, Felsefe Tartışmaları, Vol. 42, pp. 1-14, 2009.  (ISBN: 6054238026)
 
“Wittgenstein Felsefesi Felsefeye ve Sosyal Bilimlere Nasıl Yeni Açılımlar Getirebilir”, Doğu Batı, Vol: 19, pp. 241-252, 2002. (ISSN: 1303-7242)

 
SELECTED REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

“Synthetic Plasticity as a Computational Model of Emergence” at Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences, Organized by CAS LMU, 14-16 November 2013, Munich, Germany.
 
“Structural, Functional, and Organizational Conditions in Artificial Intelligence” at Turing in Context II: Historical and Contemporary Research in Logic, Computing Machinery and AI, Organized by Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, 10-12 October 2012, Brussels, Belgium. 
 
Mind as IRIS versus Mind as Machine: An Alternative Analogy for the Mind” at CIE 2012 Turing Centenary Conference, organized by Cambridge University, 18-23 June 2012, Cambridge, UK.
 
“A Trans-logic System for Machine Intelligence: the Transformation of Data within Various Logical Systems” at World Congress on Universal Logic III, organized by Association for Symbolic Logic and Instituto Superior Técnico, 22-25 April 2010, Lisbon, Portugal.
 
“Artificial Intelligence as a New Metaphysical Project” at Philosophy’s Relevance in Information Science Conference, organized by Heinz-Nixdorf-Institute, 3-4 October 2008, Paderborn, Germany.   
 
“Idealized and Reflective Information in Artificial Intelligence” at 5th European Computation and Philosophy Conference, organized by International Association for Computing and Philosophy, 21-23 June 2007, Enschede, the Netherlands.
 
“Conditional Intelligence”, at Situated Cognition: Perspectives from Phenomenology and Science Conference, organized by International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 18-20 August 2006, Durham University, UK.
 
“M-S Model: A New Approach to Models and Simulations in Artificial Intelligence”, at Models and Simulations Conference, organized by London School of Economics, 12-13 June 2006, Paris.
 
MEMBERSHIP
The International Association for Computing and Philosophy
EUCognition [European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics]
The International Association for Ontology and its Applications
 
GRANT
The European Center for Soft Computing, Workshop “Philosophy, Science, Technology and Fuzzy Logic”, Participation Grant, April 2010, Gijon, Spain.  
"Ideas of objectivity", International Interdisciplinary Workshop at the Forum Scientiarum of Tübingen University with Humberto Maturana and Christoph Reinfandt, Participation Grant, November 2011, Tübingen, Germany. 
 
ORGANIZED CONFERENCES
Turing’in Mirası: Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Matematik ve Felsefe Açısından Alan Turing’in Çalışmalarının Değerlendirilmesi, 4-5 Mayıs 2012, Yeditepe Üniversitesi
Bilişim Buluşması, 5-7 Ekim 2012, Nesin Matematik Köyü, Şirince, Selçuk/İzmir