Mateja Jamnik

Researcher in Artificial Intelligence

Research Topics

In my work I want to build AI systems that work in more human-like ways. I explore how people choose to represent their problems and how they solve them using informal techniques. I combine AI reasoning with machine learning techniques in order to obtain explainable model predictions as well as to be able to apply them in applications where it is important to understand the machine's output. In particular, I apply this theoretical work to clinical decision support systems in personalised cancer medicine as well as in education to personalised tutoring systems.

I am a member of the Artificial Intelligence research group and also of the Programming, Logic, and Semantics Group. I am also an associate fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence.


Projects and Grants


  • EPSRC Grant EP/T019603/1: Automating Representation Choice for AI Tools. Investigator. 2020-2023.
    Collaboration with Prof Peter Cheng, University of Sussex.

  • ESRC DTC Studentship with Faculty of Education. PhD Supervisor. 2019-2023.
    Collaboration with Prof Andreas Stylianides, Faculty of Education.

  • Mark Foundation for Cancer Research. AI for Integrative Cancer Medicine. Investigator. 2018-2022.
    Collaboration with Prof Pietro Lio.
  • EPSRC Grant EP/R030650/1: How to (Re)represent it?. Investigator. 2018-2019.
  • Leverhulme Trust Grant RPG-2016-082. ARD: Accessible Reasoning with Diagrams. Investigator. 2016-2019.
  • Industrial Funding from Microsoft Research, Facebook, Google, IBM. women@CL Network. Investigator. 2008-2015.
  • EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship GR/R76783/01. Automating Informal Human Mathematical Reasoning. Investigator. 2002-2012.
  • EPSRC CASE Studentship CASE/CNA/07/66. PhD Supervisor. 2008-2012.
  • NSF Award 1036113. Doctoral Symposium at the Sixth International Conference on the Theory and Application of Diagrams. Co-investigator with Prof. Ashok Goel and Prof. Hari Narayanan. 2010.
  • EPSRC Grant EP/G020523/1. Conferences on Intelligent Computer Mathematics. Co-investigator with Dr~Volker Sorge. 2008.
  • EPSRC Network Grant GR/T09231/01. women@CL: EPSRC Network for Women in Computing Research. Co-investigator with Prof. Ursula Martin. 2004-2008.
  • EPSRC Grant GR/S87676/01. Diagrams 2004 Conference. Co-investigator with Dr A.F. Blackwell. 2004-2005.
  • European Commission Grant HPRN-CT-2000-00102. Calculemus: System for Integrated Computation and Deduction. Staff member at Birmingham University. 2000--2004.