Esteban Guerrero

Computing science researcher

My name is Esteban, I have the Associate Professor in Social-aware Artificial Intelligence chair at the Department Computer Science in Umeå University, Sweden.

My specific research field is formal methods of software agents in Artificial Intelligence, and some of my research interests are: Software agents: practical reasoning, multi-agents systems (MAS) Non-monotonic reasoning (NMR): formal argumentation theory, answer-set, logic programming Knowledge representation: ontologies and knowledge bases and graphs Hybrid architectures: Machine Learning (Reinforcement Learning, Neural Net.) + NMR ... and at the human side, I have experience using: Activity Theory (Leontiev/Vygotsky/Kaptelinin's activity and the Engeström's activity system) Planning theory of intention (Bratman) Joint Intention or We-Intention (Bratman, Tuomela)

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  • Knowledge representation
  • Non-monotonic reasoning
  • Multi-agents systems
  • Intelligent coaching systems


Last update: 07-Feb-2024
Research and pedagogical activities:
  • [07-Feb-2024] I am co-director of the research group Formal Methods for Trustworthy Hybrid Intelligence at the Department Computing Science
  • [20-Dec-2023] I am reviewer of the 29th ACM Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI-2024).
  • [19-Dec-2023] Selected as PC member for the 27th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-2024).
  • [17-Dec-2023] NEWS! Back again to Umeå University!! I accepted the Associate Professor in Social-aware Artificial Intelligence chair! 🥳🙌
  • [14-Nov-2023] Video lectures of my course Intro. to E-Business an AI focus are publicly available from Panopto University of Vaasa. See here.
  • [04-Oct-2023] Selected as a reviewer of articles for the ACM CHI2024 conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
  • [03-Oct-2023] I received the “𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫” 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 at the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence ECAI2023. Nice that conferences/journals are recognizing the reviewers’ role. 🤓
  • [25-Sept-2023] Presentation: Automated tools for Systematic Literature Reviews ( Examples of using a Machine Learning-based tool for screening articles. Presented to Pellervon taloustutkimus PTT ry / Pellervo Economic Research institute (
  • [22-Sept-2023] New journal paper! Forming We-intentions under breakdown situations in human-robot interactions. In Press at the Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine journal (IF 6.2)
  • [19-Sept-2023] Accepted to "University Pedagogy 2" studies (15 ECTS) organized by the University of Turku, Finland.
  • [13-Sept-2023] Invited to be part of the Editorial Board the section Digital Public Health in the Frontiers in Public Health journal (IF 5.2) led by Prof. Paolo Vineis of Imperial College London.
  • [07-Sept-2023] Invited to be PC/Reviewer in the AAAI conference on web and social media ICWSM-2024
  • [05-Sept-2023] I organized and moderated the first AI/social robotics + healthcare research seminar, with guests' researchers from the University of Vaasa (Finland), Universidad del Cauca (Colombia), Arcada University of Applied Sciences (Finland), and Tampere University (Finland). More details here.
  • [14-Aug-2023] Invited to review papers for the 4th International Conference on Medical Imaging and Computer-Aided Diagnosis (MICAD2023)
  • [05-Aug-2023] On the way my review of the article MR4565594 Kampik, Timotheus; Gabbay, Dov; Sartor, Giovanni A comprehensive account of the burden of persuasion in abstract argumentation. J. Logic Comput. 33 (2023), no. 2, 257--288. 68T30, for Mathematical Reviews.
  • [26-June-2023] Invited to review a nice paper at the Springer Artificial Intelligence Review journal
  • [21-June-2023] I received an email from Yannis Ioannidis the ACM President saying that I received an ACM Professional Membership for reviewing papers for IUI conference (my Mastodon, my Twitt).
  • [07-June-2023] My review of the article "Argument strength in probabilistic argumentation based on defeasible rules" by Anthony Hunter is online at Mathematical Reviews.
  • [02-June-2023] I was with my computer science team in our planning days in the ferry crossing the Baltic from Vaasa-Umeå-Vaasa. I have a great team😊! See picture here
  • [01-June-2023] I had a strategy planning for the School of Technology and Innovations at UWASA. Lessons learned: budget allocation for planning the future of academic programs is a brutally hard task considering heterogenous research fields
  • [17-May-2023] I finished the pedagogical course Basics of University Pedagogy B, University of Turku, Finland.
  • [5-May-2023] I made my reviewing biding for papers in ECAI-2023... crossing my fingers to have nice papers.
  • [30-Jan-2023] I have been selected as a program committee of the 14th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence, ISAmI 2023. Guimarães (Portugal)
  • [30-Jan-2023] I am sub-reviewer of the International GamiFIN Conference 2023 (
  • [18-Jan-2023] I am invited to be reviewer of the journal Prisma Tecnológico at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá.
  • [17-Jan-2023] I am reviewing demos and posters papers for the 28th annual conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2023).

Master/Bachelor thesis proposals


Artificial intelligence oriented

Title: PROTEA: Automation of preferential flow analysis in the field using hybrid artificial intelligence methods
Co-supervised by Dr. Aida Bargués Tobella at the and Dr. Esteban Guerrero at the , Umeå, Sweden). See details here: Master thesis proposal

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Full lists of papers

PC Member (reviewer) of

  • EICS 2021 Engineering Interactive Computing Systems
  • AAAI 2021 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • AAMAS 2021 20th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems
  • CHI 2021 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • ECAI 2020 European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • AAAI 2020 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  • Knowledge and Information Systems Journal
  • Mathematical Reviews
  • The Journal of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Data Mining(FSDM)
  • SMART ACCESSIBILITY conference 2018
  • Joint Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health. AIH2018 (sub-reviewer)
  • International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers (sub-reviewer)
  • Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME) conference (sub-reviewer)
  • Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (sub-reviewer)
  • International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Computers -CONIELECOMP (sub-reviewer)



August 2016

Ph.D. in Computing Science, Umeå University. Sweden. 2012-2016.

Title: Representing and reasoning about complex human activities. Advisor: Helena Lindgren, Juan Carlos Nieves.

September 2014

Ph. Licentiate in Computing Science, Umeå University. Sweden 2014.

Title: Supporting human activity performance using argumentation-based technology. Advisor: Helena Lindgren, Juan Carlos Nieves.

June 2011

M.Sc. Master’s degree in Computer Science, Malmö University. Sweden.

Master thesis: Improved Selection Support of Transport Services in   Intermodal Transportation. Relevant topics: Reputation and QoS parameters in transportation. Advisor: Jan Persson.

August 2011

M.Sc. Master’s studies in Telematics Engineering, University of Cauca. Colombia.

Master thesis: Web service recovery based on discovery process personalization. Paper: “Web service retrieval based on non-functional properties” Tecnura Journal. Vol 16 (33): 100-116. 2012. Advisor: Juan Carlos Corrales.

June 2005

B.Eng. Bachelor degree in Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Cauca. Colombia.

Thesis: TCP packaging compression for mobile networks. Topics: telecommunications, TCP protocol, compression, mobile networks. Advisor: Javier Hurtado.

December 2016

Data Science, Johns Hopkins University.

Coursera specialization. Courses:  Data Scientist’s Toolbox, R Programming. Certification 1, certification 2.

May 2019

Learning in Higher Education, Centre for Educational DevelopmentUmeå University.

Sept 2019

Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom. Columbia University certification 2

Dec 2019 (Paused)

Leaders of Learning. Harvard University.

Oct 2020 (ongoing)

Basic course in higher education pedagogy. Umeå University

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Currently I am part of the Interactive and Intelligent Systems at Umeå University - Sweden. I was member of Telematics Engineering research Group GIT at University of Cauca - Colombia and UNVirtual group at National University of Colombia.


Plan 4, MIT-huset, C424 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
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