Hosni, Hykel

Dr Hykel Hosni  


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Experience keywords:

Reasoning under uncertainty; decision theory; formal epistemology; logic

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I have a background in mathematical (PhD) and philosophical (MA) logic. Over the past five years I have broadened my research interests and competence so as to include topics at the intersection of probability, economic and statistical theory and artificial intelligence. The unifying theme of my research is the multifaceted connection between rationality and uncertainty. To date I have investigated this theme from a logico-mathematical, computational, epistemological and experimental point of view. My past and present co-authors include experts in mathematical logic, decision theory, experimental economists, pure and applied mathematicians, and theoretical economists.


Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Portuguese [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]

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Flaminio, Tommaso and Godo, Lluis and Hosni, Hykel (2015) On the algebraic structure of conditional events: 13th European conference, ECSQARU 2015, Compiègne, France, July 15-17, 2015. In: Destercke, Sébastien and Denoeux, Thierry, (eds.) Symbolic and quantitative approaches to reasoning with uncertainty. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence, 9161. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 106-116. ISBN 9783319208060

Flaminio, Tommaso and Godo, Lluis and Hosni, Hykel (2015) Coherence in the aggregate: a betting method for belief functions on many-valued events International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 58. 71-86. ISSN 0888-613X


Hosni, Hykel and Montagna, Franco (2014) Stable non-standard imprecise probabilities In: Laurent, Anne and Strauss, Olivier and Bouchon-Meunier, Bernadette and Yager, Ronald R., (eds.) Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems: 15th International Conference, IPMU 2014, Montpellier, France, July 15-19, 2014. Proceedings, Part III. Communications in Computer and Information Science (444). Springer-Verlag, New York, USA, 436-445. ISBN 9783319088518

Flaminio, Tommaso and Godo, Lluis and Hosni, Hykel (2014) On the logical structure of de Finetti's notion of event Journal of Applied Logic, 12 (3). 279-301. ISSN 1570-8683

Hosni, Hykel (2014) Towards a Bayesian theory of second-order uncertainty: lessons from non- standard logics In: Hansson, Sven Ove, (ed.) David Makinson on Classical Methods for Non-Classical Problems. Outstanding Contributions to Logic (3). Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg, New York, USA, 195-221. ISBN 9789400777590


Hosni, Hykel (2013) Book review: in defence of objective bayesianism Minds and Machines, 23 (2). 255-258. ISSN 0924-6495

Flaminio, T. and Godo, L. and Hosni, Hykel (2013) Zero-probability and coherent betting: a logical point of view In: Symbolic and Quantiative Approaches to Resoning With Uncertainty. Lecture notes in artificial intelligence (7958). Springer, Utrecht, The Netherland, 206-217. ISBN 9783642390913

Corsi, Fulvio and Hosni, Hykel and Marmi, Stefano (2013) Risk allocation: the double face of financial derivatives The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Devetag, Giovanna and Hosni, Hykel and Sillari, Giacomo (2013) You better play 7: mutual versus common knowledge of advice in a weak-link experiment Synthese, 190 (8). 1351-1381. ISSN 0039-7857

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