PLENARY & INVITED SPEAKERS
A2IC 2018 conference will gather high-profile Artificial Intelligence experts to deliver plenary speeches:
Prof. Umberto Straccia
Umberto Straccia is a researcher at ISTI – CNR (the Istituto di Scienza e di Tecnologie dell’Informazione -ISTI, an Institute of the National Research Council of Italy -CNR).
He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Dortmund, Germany. His research interests include logics for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (Description Logics, Logic Programming, Answer Set Programming), Semantic Web Languages (OWL, RDFS, RuleML), Fuzzy Logic, Machine Learning, their combination and application.
Speech title: Fuzzy & Annotated Semantic Web Languages
Prof. Yoshihiko Nakamura
University of Tokyo, Japan
Yoshihiko Nakamura is Professor at Department of Mechano-Informatics, School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo. He received Ph.D. from Kyoto University. After working at Kyoto University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, he joined the University of Tokyo in 1991. Humanoid robotics, cognitive robotics, neuro musculoskeletal human modeling, biomedical systems, and their computational algorithms are his current fields of research. Dr. Nakamura served as President of IFToMM (2012-2015). He is Foreign Member of Academy of Engineering Science of Serbia, TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor of Technische Universität München, Executive Member of International Foundation of Robotics Research, and Fellow of JSME, RSJ, IEEE, and World Academy of Art and Science.
Speech title: Mocap as a Service: Video Motion Capture Makes Human Motion Analysis for Everyone
Prof. Patrick Doherty
University of Linköping, Sweden
Patrick Doherty is a Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer and Information Sciences (IDA), Linköping University, Sweden. He heads the Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Computer Systems Division at IDA. He is an ECCAI/EurAI fellow and also Editor-in-Chief of the Artificial Intelligence Journal. He has over 30 years of experience in areas such as knowledge representation and reasoning, automated planning, intelligent autonomous systems and multi-agent systems. A major area of application is with Unmanned Aircraft Systems. He has over 180 refereed scientific publications in his areas of expertise and has given numerous keynote and invited talks at leading international conferences. He is also CEO of a start-up company, UAS Technologies Sweden AB, which designs and markets Micro-Aerial Vehicles and unmanned aircraft functionalities.
Speech title: Intelligent Collaborative Systems and their Application to Emergency Rescue Scenarios
Dr. Juan Gómez-Romero
University Of Granada, Spain
Dr. Juan Gómez-Romero is a Senior Research Fellow at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence department of Universidad de Granada (Spain), and the principal investigator of the BIGFUSE project on energy data fusion. He received his PhD degree in Intelligent Systems from Universidad de Granada in 2008. His research interests focus on Machine Learning and Knowledge Representation methods to perform massive information fusion and interpretation. He has participated in more than 20 projects in the areas of energy efficiency, security and ambient intelligence. Recently, he coordinated the development of the model predictive control components in the FP7 Energy IN TIME project.
Speech title: Data Science for Efficient Building Energy Management
Dr. Marco Schorlemmer
Dr. Marco Schorlemmer is a Tenured Scientist at CSIC’s Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) and head of its Multiagent Systems department. He holds a PhD in Informatics from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and has conducted his research at IIIA-CSIC and at UPC in Spain, at SRI International and at Indiana University in the USA, and at the University of Edinburgh in the UK.
Dr. Schorlemmer has extensively published in specialised journals and international workshop and conference proceedings in the fields of Formal Specification and Automated Theorem Proving, Diagrammatic Representation and Reasoning, Distributed Knowledge Coordination, Semantic Interoperability of Ontologies, Multiagent Systems, and Computational Creativity. He has recently coordinated the Future Emerging Technologies (FET) project COINVENT and has also been a principal investigator of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network ESSENCE, both funded by the European Commission.
Dr. Schorlemmer is Editorial Review Board member of the Applied Ontology and Applied Intelligence journals and Scientific Advisory Board member of the Law, Governance and Technology series; he has also served on the programme committees of numerous international workshops and conferences, such as the International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC), the International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS), the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), the International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), the International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). He currently serves as the Secretary on the Board of the Associació Catalana d’Intel·ligència Artificial.
Speech title: The Role of Interaction and Embodied Cognition in Computational Ontology
Dr. Fernando Alonso-Fernandez
Halmstad University, Sweden
Fernando Alonso-Fernandez is with the Centre for Applied Intelligent Systems Research, Halmstad University, Sweden, first as the recipient of a Marie Curie IEF and a postdoctoral fellowship from the Swedish Research Council, and later as the recipient of a Project Research Grant for Junior Researchers of the Swedish Research Council. Since 2017, he is an Associate Professor at Halmstad University. He has been actively involved in in multiple EU (e.g. FP6 Biosecure NoE, COST IC1106) and National projects focused on biometrics and human-machine interaction. He also co-chaired ICB2016, the 9th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics. His research interests include signal and image processing, pattern recognition, and biometrics, with emphasis on facial cues and body biosignals. He has over 70 international contributions at refereed conferences and journals and has authored several book chapters.
Speech title: Human Authentication Using Facial Cues
Dr. Jean Fred Fontaine
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Dr. Jean Fred Fontaine is a Senior Scientist at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) where he works in the fields of Biology and Data Science. He is the co-organizer of the Challenges in Computational Biology, a series of international workshops (2015-2017), and editor-in-chief of Genomics and Computational Biology, an open access biomedical journal. His research interests focus on applications of machine learning to get insights from molecular and network data.
Speech title: Machine learning the subjective quality of biomedical data and results
Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo
University of Oxford, UK
Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo is Research Fellow at the at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where she is the Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab, and is Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute. Her primary research interests are Digital Ethics, Philosophy of Information, and Philosophy of Technology, with a particular focus on Ethics of Cyber Conflicts and Cybersecurity. She has published extensively on issues like trust among artificial agents, cyber conflicts, digital ethics adn ethics of AI.
Dr. Taddeo has been awarded The Simon Award for Outstanding Research in Computing and Philosophy (2010) and the World Technology Award for Ethics (2013) in recognition of the significance of her work. Since 2016, Taddeo serves as editor-in-chief of Minds & Machines (Springer), of Philosophical Studies, Book Series (Springer). She is also Fellow of the Council on the Future of Cybersecurity of the World Economic Forum.
Speech title: Coming Soon
Armand Ruiz is the lead Product Manager of the IBM Data Science Experience and IBM Watson Machine Learning based in San Francisco (US). Armand enjoys creating new innovative products and is motivated by great design, product simplicity and high-quality user experience with the goal of helping companies embed AI in their business.
Speech title: Coming soon
Dr. Lluís Màrquez
Amazon Research, Spain
Lluís Màrquez is a Principal Applied Scientist at Amazon Research in Barcelona. From 2013 to 2017 he had a Principal Scientist role at the Arabic Language Technologies group from the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), and previously, he was Associate Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, 2000-2013). He holds a university award-winning PhD in Computer Science from UPC (1999). His research focuses on natural language understanding by using statistical machine learning models. He has 150+ papers in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning journals and conferences. He has been General and Program Co-chair of major conferences in the area (ACL, EMNLP, EACL, CoNLL, *SEM, EAMT, etc.), and held several organizational roles in ACL and EMNLP too. He was co-organizer of various international evaluation tasks at Senseval/SemEval (2004, 2007, 2010, 2015-2017) and CoNLL shared tasks (2004-2005, 2008-2009). He was Secretary and President of the ACL special interest group on Natural Language Learning (SIGNLL) in the period 2007-2011. More recently, he was President-elect and President of the European Chapter of the ACL (EACL; 2013-2016) and member of the ACL Executive Committee (2015-2016). Luís Màrquez has been Guest Editor of special issues at Computational Linguistics, LRE, JNLE, and JAIR in the period (2007-2015). He has participated in 16 national and EU research projects, and 2 projects with technology transfer to the industry, acting as the principal site researcher in 10 of them, helping companies embed AI in their business.
Speech title: Coming soon
Dr. Silvia Chiappa
Silvia received a Diploma di Laurea in Mathematics from University of Bologna and a PhD in Statistical Machine Learning from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Before joining DeepMind, she worked in several Machine Learning and Statistics research groups, such as the Empirical Inference Group at the Max-Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the Machine Learning and Perception Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge, and the Statistical Laboratory at University of Cambridge. Silvia’s research interests are based around Bayesian and causal reasoning, graphical models, approximate inference, and time-series models.
Speech title: Coming soon
Prof. Daniele Ielmini
Politecnico Di Milano, Italy
Speech title: Neuromorphic computing with emerging memory devices
Ascent Robotics Inc., Japan
Speech title: How to build a self-driving car that thinks like we do. The application of neuroscience to robotics.
Angel Esteban Soto
Speech title: Coming Soon
ESADE Business School, Spain
As a consultant, Dr. Carricano has conducted projects in numerous industries and nations: working with leading companies such as Bayer, Becton Dickinson, General Electric, Johnson Controls, LEGO, McDonald's, Medtronic, Michelin, and PSA among others.
Speech title: Why Dynamic Pricing is the winning use case in AI
In his talk, Serial entrepreneur Rob Kall will share the ins and outs of building his AI-first start-up Cien. He will describe the challenges associated with modeling complex human behaviors and suggest new ways to tie AI to business value.
R- square RiskLab, Luxembourg
Marta R. Costa-jussà
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Marta R. Costa-jussà is a Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona). She received her PhD from the UPC in 2008. She has worked at LIMSI-CNRS (Paris), Barcelona Media Innovation Center (Barcelona), Universidade de São Paulo, Institute for Infocomm Research (Singapore) and Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico). Her research experience is mainly in Machine Translation. She has participated in 20+ competitive projects, received 8 competitive fellowships (including the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action) and published 100+ papers in top international scientific journals and conferences. She is constantly cooperating with companies as a scientific consultant.