Giovanni Sartor


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Giovanni Sartor is professor in Legal Informatics at the University of Bologna, professor in Legal informatics and Legal Theory at the European University Institute of Florence, visiting professor of Artificial Intelligence and Law at the University of Surrey.  He coordinates the CIRSFID -AI for Law and Governance unit at the Alma-AI research center of the University of Bologna.  He holds the ERC-advanced grant (2018) for the project Compulaw (2019 – 2024).

He obtained a PhD at the European University Institute (Florence), was a researcher at the Italian National Council of Research (ITTIG, Florence), held the chair in Jurisprudence at Queen’s University of Belfast, and was Marie-Curie professor at the European University of Florence. He has been President of the International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law.

He has published widely in legal philosophy, computational logic, and computer law, AI & law. He is co-director of the Artificial Intelligence and Law Journal and co-editor of the Ratio Juris Journal. His research interests include legal theory, early modern legal philosophy, logic, argumentation theory, modal and deontic logics, logic programming, multiagent systems, computer and Internet law, data protection, e-commerce, law and technology.