CSSE Seminar Series

Finding an Analogy


Aaron Stockdill


University of Cambridge (UK)

Time & Place

Mon, 17 Aug 2020 15:00:00 NZST in Engineering Core E5

All are welcome


Analogies as reasoning tools allow us to form links between seemingly unrelated ideas, whether in the context of problem solving, explanations, recommendations, or otherwise. Our work on correspondences allows us to capture the units of analogy, allowing us to both identify and create analogies automatically. Understanding analogical components provides insight into human reasoning, and can be used to support users in many cognitive domains. We focus primarily on students solving mathematical problems, but see applications across and outside education.


Aaron is currently finishing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, UK. He attended the University of Canterbury for his BSc(Hons) in Computer Science from 2013 to 2016. Aaron's research interests are in human-like reasoning, where few examples and many strategies facilitate learning and problem solving.