Zheng Gang Fellows: Valentin Goranko

Valentin Goranko


Fellows Class: 2024

Valentin Goranko is a professor of logic at the Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University. He received PhD in mathematics from Sofia University, Bulgaria in 1989 and has about 40 years of experience in university teaching and research at departments of mathematics, computer science, and philosophy in universities in Bulgaria, South Africa, Denmark, and Sweden. His research interests span broadly theory and applications of logic to philosophy, computer science, artificial intelligence, game theory, and mathematics; mainly including modal and temporal logics and logics for multi-agent systems. He has about 150 peer-reviewed research publications, as well as 4 authored or co-authored published books: “Logic and Discrete Mathematics”, “Logic as a Tool”, “Temporal Logics”, and “Temporal Logics in Computer Science”. 

Besides his teaching and research, Valentin Goranko has been actively involved in professional service to the scientific community in logic at large. He has held several elected positions in the steering bodies of professional scientific organisations, including: the President of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology (DLMPST) of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPST), for the period 2024-2027; the current president of the Scandinavian Logic Society since 2018; and a former president of the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) during 2016-2020. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer LNCS/FoLLI book series, the first (and current) Editor-in-Chief of MDPI Logics, as well as a member of several other editorial boards.