Dr Patrick Allo

Patrick Allo’s main research is in logic and the philosophy of information. His current research focuses on the development of a logical approach to information visualisation.

Email: patrick.allo@oii.ox.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1865 287225

Patrick Allo is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow working on the project The Logics of Information Visualisation.

Before joining the OII, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science in Brussels, where he worked on topics in philosophical logic and the philosophy of information. Most recently, he participated in a project on the philosophy of mathematical practice, and focused specifically on the impact of ICT’s on mathematical research and collaborative mathematics, and the development of formal models for the study of these practices.

He is a collecting editor of the journal Logique & Analyse, an associate editor for Logic and Technology of the journal Philosophy and Technology, and associate editor for the Philosophical Studies Book Series. He also maintains the Information Theory leaf-category at Philpapers. He is also a founding member and current chair of the Society for the Philosophy of Information.

Research interests

philosophy of information, logic and information, information visualisation

Positions held at the OII

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, October 2015 –

Latest blog posts

Current projects

Past projects

  • LOGIVIS: The logics of information visualisation

    Participants: Dr Patrick Allo

    Starting from the current state of the art in formal logic and the philosophy of information, this project seeks to establish a new foundation for information visualisation.

Chapters

Conference papers

  • Allo, P. (2013) "Dynamics of defeasible and tentative inference", Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 7758 LNCS 155-165.
  • Allo, P. (2012) "Information and logical discrimination", Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 7318 LNCS 17-28.
  • Allo, P. (2009) "Reasoning about data and information", SYNTHESE. 167 (2) 231-249.
  • Allo, P. (2008) "Formalising the 'no information without data-representation' principle", Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. 175 (1) 79-90.
  • Allo, P. (2005) "Being informative information as information handling", CEUR Workshop Proceedings. 130.

Journal articles