Welcome, ...

... my name is Matthias Grabmair. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Intelligent Systems Program at the University of Pittsburgh working under the supervision of Prof. Kevin D. Ashley. This website contains information about my academic work and serves as a platform for project and teaching activities I engage in.

My primary research area is Artificial Intelligence and Law, specifically knowledge and argument representation techniques for modeling legal reasoning with the greatest possible authenticity to its theory and methodology. This research activity includes the study and systematization of different legal methodologies (primarily civil law vs. common law) and their description at a level of detail suitable for computational implementation. Moreover, I consider the exploration of argumentation patterns in Public International Law to be among the most challenging and interesting subjects in systematizing legal reasoning. I annually volunteer as a judge and coach for the Jessup Moot Court Competition.

You can contact me at:
729 LRDC
3939 O'Hara Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
(412) 624-7039
mag134 at pitt.edu