Speakers, Panelists, and Moderators

Hans Akkermans (w4ra.org, the Netherlands)

Hans Akkermans is professor of Business Informatics (emeritus) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is the Founding Director of the interdisciplinary Network Institute at Amsterdam that studies the interaction between digital technology and society, in which researchers from the faculties of social sciences, humanities, law, economics, and informatics participate.  He has worked for many years in knowledge engineering & management, information systems and innovative e-business modelling, with for example applications and innovations in smart electricity distribution networks and the sustainable energy transition that have been internationally field-deployed and are now in industrial and commercial use. His current research interests focus on the interdisciplinary research, education and community service program W4RA (Web alliance for Regreening in Africa). He is co-chair of DigHum’s Curriculum Working Group. He holds a cum laude PhD in theoretical physics in the field of nuclear reactions from the University of Groningen.

Ricardo Baeza-Yates (Institute for Experiential AI, Northeastern University, USA)

Ricardo Baeza-Yates is Research Professor at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University. He is also part-time professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and Universidad de Chile in Santiago. Before, he was VP of Research at Yahoo Labs, based in Barcelona, Spain, and later in Sunnyvale, California, from 2006 to 2016. He is co-author of the best-seller Modern Information Retrieval textbook published by Addison-Wesley in 1999 and 2011 (2nd ed), that won the ASIST 2012 Book of the Year award. From 2002 to 2004 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society and between 2012 and 2016 was elected for the ACM Council. Since 2010 is a founding member of the Chilean Academy of Engineering. In 2009 he was named ACM Fellow and in 2011 IEEE Fellow, among other awards and distinctions. He obtained a Ph.D. in CS from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1989, and his areas of expertise are web search and data mining, information retrieval, bias on AI, data science and algorithms in general.

Anna Bon (VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Anna Bon is researcher and lecturer in Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Maastricht University, and senior project manager at VU Amsterdam’s International Office (CIS Centre for International Cooperation). She directs the interdisciplinary research, education and community service program W4RA (Web alliance for Regreening in Africa). Her interdisciplinary research centers around how innovative context-aware technologies can be developed in a co-creative way to support local value chains and improve food security, serving especially smallholder farmers and communities in Africa’s drylands.  Her international projects include digital voice-service support  for local cereal seeds value networks in West Africa (Mali); ICT4D Community Service Learning in rural Sarawak, Malaysia; Sustainability and Ethics in Digital Development; AI for Sustainable Development, and the Amsterdam Digital Divide. Anna Bon is a Senior Editor of the Electronic Journal for Information Systems in Developing Countries.

Antonio Casilli (School of telecommunications engineering | Polytechnic Institute of Paris)

Antonio A. Casilli is full professor of sociology at Telecom Paris, the school of telecommunications engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Paris, and an associate researcher at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences). He coordinates the research team DiPLab (Digital Platform Labor) and is one of the founders of INDL (International Network on Digital Labor). His most recent books include: Waiting for Robots. An inquiry into digital labor (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming); Trabajo, conocimiento y vigilancia (Editorial del Estado, 2018); Against the hypothesis of the end of privacy (with P. Tubaro and Y. Sarabi, Springer, 2014). He served as the editorial adviser for “Invisibles – Les travailleurs du clic” (France Televisions, 2020), a documentary series based on his research. His work is regularly featured in international media (Le Monde, BBC, Repubblica, CNN, La Vanguardia, Hankyoreh Shinmun, Kathimerini, RTS, Época). 

Pilar del Castillo (European Parliament)

Former Minister of Education and Culture from 2000 to 2004, del Castillo was elected to the European Parliament for the first time in 2004. She is a member of the European People’s Party (EPP) and belongs to the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE).  

She has been, among others, the European Parliament’s rapporteur on the European Electronic Communications Code; the Telecoms Single Market Regulation; the Directive on Security of Networks and Information Systems for the ITRE committee; the Regulation on the Body of European Regulators in Electronic Communications’ (BEREC); the report on Cloud Computing Strategy for Europe and the Report “A Digital Agenda for Europe: 2015.eu.

She is Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Digital Intergroup and member of the European Parliament Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age.

She is the Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community.

Del Castillo is Vice President of the European Energy Forum and member of the Transatlantic Policy Network and the Board of Knowledge4Innovation (K4I).

Del Castillo is Professor in Political Science and Administration. She obtained a PhD in Law from Universidad Complutense. Before, she had attended Ohio State University on a Fulbright scholarship, graduating with a Master’s degree in Political Science. She was the Executive President of the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (Sociology Research Centre) from 1996 to 2000.

Cristiano Codagnone (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain | Università degli studi di Milano, Italy)

Cristiano Codagnone is Aggregate Professor at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC, Department of Communication Studies) and Researcher at Università degli studi di Milano (Department of Social and Political Sciences). In the course of his academic career he has served as civil servant at the United Nations (2003-2004) and at the European Union (2009-2011; 2015-2016). Since 2005 he has designed and conducted more than 70s applied policy research studies for international organisations, national and local governments, including experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluations in varioius policy domains (consumers’ protection, healthcare, industrial policy, R&D policy, social and labour market policies, and in the domain of digital tranformation). His experience in applied policy research is reflected in the two books published in 2018: Scienza in vendita (Egea) and Platform Economics: Reality and Rethoric in the ‘Sharing Economy’ (Emerald Publishing). Codagnone mixed throughout his professional career an interest for high-level social and economic theory, empirical research, and for their practical and concrete applications. He is a public speakers and has been keynote speakers in various high level ministerial conferences and various other accademic and policy events.

Roberto Di Cosmo (INRIA, France)

An alumnus of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, with a PhD in Computer Science from the University of PisaRoberto Di Cosmo was associate professor for almost a decade at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. In 1999, he became a Computer Science full professor at University Paris Diderot, where he was head of doctoral studies for Computer Science from 2004 to 2009. A trustee of the IMDEA Software institute, and member of the national committee for Open Science in France, he is currently on leave at Inria.

His research activity spans theoretical computing, functional programming, parallel and distributed programming, the semantics of programming languages, type systems, rewriting and linear logic, and, more recently, the new scientific problems posed by the general adoption of Free Software, with a particular focus on static analysis of large software collections. He has published over 20 international journals articles and 50 international conference articles.

After creating the Free Software thematic group of Systematic, that helped fund over 50 Open Source research and development collaborative projects, and IRILL, a research structure dedicated to Free and Open Source Software quality, he got support from Inria to create Software Heritage, with the mission to build the universal archive of all the source code publicly available, in partnership with UNESCO.

Kate Crawford (USC Annenberg)

Kate Crawford is a leading scholar of the social and political implications of artificial intelligence. Over her 20-year career, her work has focused on understanding large-scale data systems, machine learning and AI in the wider contexts of history, politics, labor, and the environment. Kate is a Research Professor at USC Annenberg, a Senior Principal Researcher at MSR-NYC, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney. She is the inaugural Visiting Chair for AI and Justice at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where she co-leads the international working group on the Foundations of Machine Learning. In 2021, she received the Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the University of Melbourne. She has co-founded multiple interdisciplinary research groups including FATE at MSR, AI Now Institute at NYU, and Knowing Machines at USC. Kate has advised policy makers in the United Nations, the Federal Trade Commission, the European Parliament, the Australian Human Rights Commission, and the White House.

Her academic research has been published in journals such as NatureNew Media & SocietyScience, Technology & Human Values and Information, Communication & Society. Beyond academic journals, Kate has also written for The New York TimesThe AtlanticHarper’s Magazine, among others.

David Danks (UCSD, USA)

David Danks is Professor of Data Science & Philosophy and affiliate faculty in Computer Science & Engineering at University of California, San Diego. His research interests are at the intersection of philosophy, cognitive science, and machine learning, using ideas, methods, and frameworks from each to advance our understanding of complex, interdisciplinary problems. Danks has examined the ethical, psychological, and policy issues around AI and robotics in transportation, healthcare, privacy, and security. He has also done research on computational cognitive science and causal discovery algorithms. Danks is the recipient of a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, as well as an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. 

Saa Dittoh (UDS, Ghana)

Professor Saa Dittoh is an agricultural development and food systems economist with the West African Centre for Water, Irrigation and Sustainable Agriculture (WACWISA) at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale in (Northern) Ghana. He has special interest in the promotion of smallholder agriculture in relation to food and nutrition security, sustainable agricultural and food systems, irrigation and agricultural water management technologies, sustainable natural resources management, ICT for rural development and participatory learning approaches. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE).  He has been a consultant to several international, continental and national organizations for decades, including UNICEF, WFP, FAO, IFAD, The World Bank, AfDB, World Vision, USAID, DFID, EU and others.  He participated actively in the development of Ghana’s Medium Term Agriculture Sector Development Plans (METASIP I and II), Ghana’s Long Term Development Plan (2018 – 2057) and several other national and continental development endeavors. Prof. Dittoh has been Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the UDS.

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. His latest book is CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM (with Rebecca Giblin) nonfiction about creative labor markets and monopoly. His latest novel is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. He is also the author HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, nonfiction about conspiracies and monopolies; and of RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults, a YA graphic novel called IN REAL LIFE; and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER. His first picture book was POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER (Aug 2020). In 2023/4, Tor Books will publish two more science fiction novels for adults: RED TEAM BLUES and THE LOST CAUSE; and Verso will publish THE INTERNET CON, a nonfiction book about monopoly and radical interoperability. He maintains a daily blog at Pluralistic.net. He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Margot Dor

Strategy Director of ETSI a European Standards Organization, driver of the Carl Bildt Report on Strategic Standardisation for Europe in the Digital Era

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Nikolaus Forgó (University of Vienna, Austria)

Nikolaus Forgó is Professor of IT and IP Law and Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law of the University of Vienna, where he is also the head of the Postgraduate Program for Information- and Media Law, founded by himself. Until 2017, he was Professor for IT-Law and Legal Informatics at Leibniz University Hannover, where he also served as Head of the Institute for Legal Informatics, as Data Protection Officer, and as Chief Information Officer. From 2013 to 2017, he was Director of the Research Center L3S in Hanover. He has conducted extensive dogmatic and third-party funded research for European, German and Austrian clients regarding questions of IT law, in particular data protection and data security law, and engaged in evaluation and consulting activities for the European Commission, the German Research Foundation, the German Ethics Council as well as various German and Austrian ministries, among others. Since March 2017, Prof Forgó is serving as member of the Digitalisation Council of Lower Saxony and since July 2018 as expert member of the Data Protection Council of the Republic of Austria. more details

Alfonso Fuggetta (Politecnico di Milano)

Alfonso Fuggetta is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano.

Since 2003, he’s been appointed Scientific Director of Cefriel (the innovation center of several Universities of Milan, the Lombardy Region and 17 multinational companies).

In past years, he has been a member of several committees of the Italian Government including the Government Committee on Open Source Software in the Public Administration. He has also collaborated with AIPA, CNIPA, Department of Innovation of the Italian Government, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Education and University. He also regularly collaborates with Regione Lombardia and other local and regional administrations.
He was member of several program committees for international conferences and of editorial boards of scientific journals.

He’s also been Faculty Associate at the Institute for Software Research of University of California, Irvine.

Carlo Ghezzi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Carlo Ghezzi is an Emeritus Professor at Politecnico di Milano, where he has been teaching and doing research for over 40 years. He is an ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, member of Academia Europaea, and member of the Italian Academy of Sciences (Istituto Lombardo). He received the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award. He has been President of Informatics Europe. He has done research on programming languages and software engineering. He has published over 200 papers in international journals and conferences and co-authored 6 books. He is interested in the ethical implications of research in computer science. He is currently chairing the Ethics Committee at Politecnico di Milano.

Benjamin Gregg (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Benjamin Gregg teaches social and political theory, as well as bioethics, informed by philosophy and sociology, at the University of Texas at Austin but also in Germany (Frankfurt/O.), Austria (Linz and Innsbruck), Sweden (Lund), Japan (Tokyo and Hokkaido), China (Beijing), and Brazil (Goiãnia). He studied with Michael Walzer in Princeton, Axel Honneth in Berlin, and Seyla Benhabib at Yale. In addition to more than eighty articles, he is the author of The Human Rights State (Pennsylvania, 2016); Human Rights as Social Construction (Cambridge, 2012); Thick Moralities, Thin Politics (Duke, 2003); and Coping in Politics with Indeterminate Norms (SUNY, 2003). Cambridge University Press will publish his newest book, Constructing Human Nature: The Political Challenges of Genetic Engineering, in 2022. His work has been translated into German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. He is the 2021-2022 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Public International Law at Lund University, Sweden. He will be a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, this coming summer.

Barbara J. Grosz (Harvard, USA)

Barbara J. Grosz is Higgins Research Professor of Natural Sciences in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Her groundbreaking contributions to Artificial Intelligence include pioneering research in dialogue processing and in theories of multi-agent collaboration and their application to human-computer interaction. Recent research has explored ways these theories can improve computer system design for health care coordination and science education. Professor Grosz co-founded Harvard’s Embedded Ethics program, which integrates teaching of ethical reasoning into core computer science courses. She is known for leading roles in the establishment and leadership of interdisciplinary institutions and contributions to the advancement of women in science. Grosz received the 2009 ACM/AAAI Allen Newell Award, the 2015 IJCAI Award for Research Excellence, and the 2017 Association for Computational Linguistics Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Philosophical Society, and fellow of several scientific and multi-disciplinary societies.

Lynda Hardman (CWI – Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam and Utrecht University)

Prof. Lynda Hardman (http://www.cwi.nl/~lynda/) is Manager Research & Strategy at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam, (https://www.cwi.nl) and Professor of Multimedia Discourse Interaction at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

She is the director of Amsterdam Data Science (http://amsterdamdatascience.nl), a network organization whose mission is to strengthen the Data Science and AI ecosystem that spans academia, industry and society in the Amsterdam region.

She is the European director of LIAMA (http://liama.ia.ac.cn), a research collaboration since 1997 between INRIA (France), CWI and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Hinda Haned (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Hinda Haned is Senior Lead Data Analytics at Janssen Biologics (Leiden, The Netherlands). She supports and manages different data science projects for process improvement and optimization. She is also an endowed professor of data science at the University of Amsterdam, where she researches with her team responsible AI methods.

Frances Haugen

Frances Haugen is a specialist in algorithmic product management, having worked on ranking algorithms at Google, Pinterest, Yelp and Facebook. She was recruited to Facebook to be the lead Product Manager on the Civic Misinformation team, which dealt with issues related to democracy and misinformation, and later also worked on counter-espionage.

During her time at Facebook, Ms. Haugen became increasingly alarmed by the choices the company makes prioritizing their own profits over public safety and putting people’s lives at risk. As a last resort and at great personal risk, Haugen made the courageous decision to blow the whistle on Facebook. The initial reporting was done by the Wall Street Journal in what became known as ‘The Facebook Files.’ Since going public, Haugen has testified in front of the US Congress, UK and EU Parliaments, French Senate and National Assembly, Irish Oireachtas and German Bundestag. She has engaged with lawmakers internationally on how best to address the negative externalities of online platforms.

Walter Hötzendorfer (Research Institute – Digital Human Rights Center )

Walter Hötzendorfer is a Senior Researcher at the Research Institute – Digital Human Rights Center in Vienna. He studied business information systems at the Vienna University of Technology and law at the Universities of Vienna and Sheffield. After working in legal consulting and software engineering, he was a Researcher at the University of Vienna Centre for Computers and Law from 2011 to 2016, where he worked in several national and international research projects and did a PhD on Data Protection and Privacy by Design in Federated Identity Management. Dr. Hötzendorfer advises various types of organisations on the implementation of the DSGVO, is a lecturer at universities in Austria and abroad and the author of numerous publications on data protection law, privacy by design, privacy engineering, network and information security (NIS) and related topics. He is a permanent advisor of the Austrian Red Cross on data protection and is involved in the development of the organisation’s Stop Corona App with a special focus on privacy by design.

Eric Horvitz

Eric Horvitz is the Chief Scientific Officer of Microsoft.  His research has centered on challenges with machine learning, reasoning, and action amidst the uncertainties and complexities of the open world. His efforts and collaborations have included the fielding of AI technologies in healthcare, transportation, aerospace, and computing applications and services. His contributions to AI have been recognized with several honors, including the Feigenbaum Prize and the Allen Newell Prize. As chair of Microsoft’s Aether effort, he has been an architect of the company’s approach to the responsible development and fielding of AI systems. He is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He was a Commissioner on the National Security Commission on AI, where he chaired the line of effort on Ethical and Responsible AI. He served as president of the AAAI and on advisory boards at the NSF, NIH, and U.S. Department of Defense. He co-founded the One Hundred Year Study on AI and the Partnership on AI. He has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Philosophical Society and fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI (AAAI), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He did his doctoral work at Stanford University.  Additional information and publications are available here

Deborah G. Johnson (University of Virginia, USA)

Deborah G. Johnson recently retired as the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics in the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program in the School of Engineering at the University of Virginia.  Best known for her work on computer ethics and engineering ethics, Johnson’s research examines the ethical, social, and policy implications of technology, especially information technology.

Jeff Kramer (Imperial College London, UK)

Jeff Kramer is Professor of Computing at Imperial College London. He was Head of the Department of Computing from 1999 to 2004, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2006 to 2009 and Senior Dean and Member of Council from 2009 to 2012.

His research work is primarily concerned with software engineering, with particular emphasis on evolving software architectures, behaviour analysis, and self organising adaptive software systems. He has published 2 books and over 200 papers. He has been involved in many major conferences and journals, notably as general co-chair of ICSE 2010 in Cape Town, and Editor in Chief of IEEE TSE from 2006 to 2010. 

His awards include the 2005 ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Research Award and the 2011 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the ACM, and a Member of Academia Europaea.

Peter Knees (TU Wien, Austria)

Peter Knees is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien, Austria and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Music for the Fall term 2022. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from TU Wien and a PhD in the same field from Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. For almost two decades, he has been an active member of the Music Information Retrieval research community, reaching out to the related fields of multimedia and text information retrieval, recommender systems, and the digital arts. His research activities center on music search engines and interfaces as well as music recommender systems, and more recently, on smart(er) tools for music creation. He is one of the proponents of the Digital Humanism initiative of the Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien.

Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer (UNIMAS, Malaysia)

Professor Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer is Director of the Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI) and Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Graz University of Technology, Austria.  His research covers areas of Intelligent systems, Indigenous Knowledge Management and Technology-enhanced Learning. Particularly impactful has been his work with remote rural communities across the country, innovating technology-based learning to serve marginalized rural communities in Malaysia and South East Asia. In recognition of his work, he has won numerous awards at the national and international levels including the coveted “Anugerah Tokoh Akademik” and the Vice-Chancellor’s innovation award.

James Larus (EPFL, Switzerland)

James Larus is Professor and Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences (IC) at EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). Prior to joining IC in October 2013, Larus was a researcher, manager, and director in Microsoft Research for over 16 years and an assistant and associate professor in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Since March 2020, James has co-led the DP3T decentralized privacy-preserving contract tracing project, which proposed the protocol adopted by Google and Apple for their Exposure Notification system, one the basis for most COVID-19 contract tracing apps throughout the world. DP3T also built the Swiss app, SwissCovid.

James A. Landay (Stanford University)

James Landay is a Professor of Computer Science and the Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan Professor in the School of Engineering at Stanford University. He co-founded and is Vice Director of the Stanford Institute for Human-centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). Landay previously was a tenured faculty member at Cornell Tech, the University of Washington, and UC Berkeley. He was also Director of Intel Labs Seattle and co-founder of NetRaker. Landay received his BS in EECS from UC Berkeley, and MS and PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the ACM SIGCHI Academy and an ACM Fellow. He served on the NSF CISE Advisory Committee for six years.

Edward A. Lee (UC Berkeley, USA)

Edward A. Lee has been working on software systems for 40 years and has recently turned to philosophical and societal implications of technology. After education at Yale, MIT, and Bell Labs, he landed at Berkeley, where he is now Professor of the Graduate School in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. His research focuses on cyber-physical systems, which integrate computing with the physical world. He is author of several textbooks and two general-audience books, The Coevolution: The Entwined Futures and Humans and Machines (2020) and Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology (2017)

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Jeanne Lenders  (European Commission)

Jeanne Lenders is a Policy Officer in the Gender Sector of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD). She is responsible for gender-sensitive research and innovation content under Horizon Europe, including in the field of Artificial Intelligence, as well as R&I policies relating to the impact of Covid-19 on gender equality. Due to her previous experience in working with refugee and migrant women, she is particularly interested in an inclusive gender approach, which considers intersections with other social categories, such as ethnicity, socio-economic status, disability and sexual orientation.

June Lowery-Kingston (European Commission)

June Lowery is Head of Unit and Deputy to the Director at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CNECT). She has worked for the EU institutions in Luxembourg for the past 25 years in a wide variety of fields including publications, finance, logistics, and digital inclusion. Her current responsibilities include web accessibility, language technology and online safety for children, and she is the CNECT equality coordinator. She is committed to making the digital world more accessible, secure and inclusive. 
In addition to her day job, she remains culturally active in the Luxembourg theatre scene, as playwright, actor and theatre producer.

Ciaran Martin

UK, first CEO of the GCHQ/National Cybersecurity Centre, the leading UK government agency in cybersecurity, Oxford University (Blavatnik School of Government)

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Sunimal Mendis (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Sunimal Mendis is an Assistant Professor in Intellectual Property Law at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) of the Tilburg University, The Netherlands. She holds a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich (awarded by the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich) and was a Fellow of the 2020 Research Sprint on AI and Platform Governance organized by the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), Berlin. Her research explores issues at the interface of intellectual property (IP) law, the digital economy and digital culture and focuses on the need to calibrate current legal, regulatory and policy frameworks in order to render IP law a more effective tool for optimizing social and economic value creation within the new digital environment.

George Metakides (President of Digital Enlightenment Forum, Visiting Professor, University of Southampton)

George Metakides is visiting professor at the University of Southampton, Adjunct Professor at the European University of Cyprus, President of the Digital Enlightenment Forum, and Advisor to several international organizations. He is involved in the analysis of the economic, political and social impact of digitization, related cybersecurity, data protection and regulatory issues and the promotion of international cooperation towards a digital ecosystem respecting shared human values.)

With a Ph.D. in Mathematical Logic earned from Cornell University in 1971, he pursued an academic career at MIT, Cornell and Rochester University before returning to Greece as Chair of Logic at the University of Patras. Since 1984 he has held senior positions with responsibility for Research & Development policy, funding and international co-operation in European institutions including the Directorship of the ESPRIT program

He has contributed to the establishment of international institutions (including the launch of the World Wide Web consortium in 1993), has received a number of awards and honorary degrees and is a corresponding member of several National Academies.

Melanie Mitchell

Melanie Mitchell is the Davis Professor of Complexity at the Santa Fe Institute.  Her current research focuses on conceptual abstraction, analogy-making, and visual recognition in artificial intelligence systems.   Melanie is the author or editor of six books and numerous scholarly papers in the fields of artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and complex systems. Her book Complexity: A Guided Tour (Oxford University Press) won the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa Science Book Award and was named by Amazon.com as one of the ten best science books of 2009. Her latest book is Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux).

Lokke Moerel (Tilburg University, The Netherlands)

Lokke Moerel is professor of global ICT law at Tilburg University and Senior of Counsel with the leading global technology law firm Morrison & Foerster (Brussels). She provides strategic advice to the world’s most complex multinational organizations on global implementation of new technologies, digital transformation and cyber security.

In 2020, she co-authored (together with Prof. Dr. Paul Timmers), the public advice Reflections on Digital Sovereignty, in assignment of the University of Utrecht 2020 Annual Constitutional Law Conference, available in English on EU Cyber Direct

Lokke is a member of the Dutch Cyber Security Council (the advisory body of the Dutch cabinet on cybersecurity), member of the Monitoring Committee of the Dutch Corporate Governance Code, cyber expert on the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Innovation Program and member of the Ethics Board that reviewed the implementation of the Covid tracing app in assignment of the Dutch government.

Lokke received the 2018 International Law Office Client Choice Award for Best Internet & Technology lawyer Germany andthe 2018 Acquisition International Global Excellence Award for Most Influential Woman in Data Protection Law.

See for her Tedx talk on AI and Ethics.

Luke Munn (University of Queensland)

Luke Munn is a Research Fellow in Digital Cultures & Societies at the University of Queensland. His wide-ranging work investigates the sociocultural impacts of digital cultures, from data infrastructures in Asia to platform labor and far-right radicalisation, and has been featured in highly regarded journals such as Cultural PoliticsBig Data & Society, and New Media & Society as well as popular forums like the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times,and the Washington Post. He has written five books: Unmaking the Algorithm (2018), Logic of Feeling (2020), Automation is a Myth (2022), Countering the Cloud (2022 forthcoming), and Technical Territories (2023 forthcoming). His work combines diverse digital methods with critical analysis that draws on media, race, and cultural studies.

Enrico Nardelli (University of Roma ‘Tor Vergata’, Italy)

Enrico Nardelli is full professor of Informatics at University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and the President of Informatics Europe, the association representing Informatics university departments and research labs in Europe. He is member of the ACM Europe Council and represents his university in the Management Board of CINI (National Interuniversity Consortium in Informatics). Since 2014 he coordinates “Programma il Futuro”, a project run by CINI, in accordance with the Italian Ministry of Education, to introduce in Italian schools the basic concepts of Informatics as a scientific discipline. He is the director of the national laboratory “Informatics and School” of CINI and member of the Steering Committee of the “Informatics for All” coalition, advocating the introduction of Informatics as component of fundamental education in all schools in Europe.

His current research activity is Informatics Education and interdisciplinary study of Informatics systems and their social impact, within the Link&Think Research Lab and the CINI National laboratory “Informatics and Society”. Previously he did research in various fields of Informatics, from algorithms to databases, from geographical information systems to man-machine interaction and cooperative information systems. He also carries out dissemination activity towards the general public regarding Informatics education and the role of Informatics in the digital society. Website of Enrico Nardelli.

Julian Nida-Rümelin (LMU München, Germany) 

Julian Nida-Rümelin is professor of philosophy and political theory at the University of Munich (LMU). He studied physics, mathematics, philosophy and political science, he has a PhD and habilitation in philosophy. He was president of the German Philosophical Association and stateminister for culture in the national german government under chancellor Gerhard Schröder. His main fields of research are theory of rationality, ethics, and political philosophy.

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Helga Nowotny (Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria and Former President of the ERC)

Helga Nowotny is Professor emerita of ETH Zurich and Former President of the European Research Council, ERC. Currently she is Chair of the ERA Council Forum Austria and Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her active engagement in scientific advisory boards includes the Walling Falls Foundation; Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings ; Complexity Science Hub Vienna (Chair); Centre de la Recherche Interdisciplinaire, CRI, in Paris; Institut des Etudes Avancées, Paris and others. She has received numerous awards from Academies of Science and Honorary Doctorates from Universities in Europe and abroad, most recently an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Oxford and the Leibniz- Medal from the BBAW in Berlin. Her latest book publications are „The Cunning of Uncertainty“ (2015) and „An Orderly Mess“ (2017). more details

Irina Orssich (European Commission)

Irina Orssich is working for the European Commission, in the Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). She is heading the Sector for Artificial Intelligence Policy. Her responsibilities include ethical and regulatory aspects of Artificial Intelligence. A German national, she has a law degree and a postgraduate degree in European law. Previous responsibilities have included posts in the audio-visual sector and as legal adviser for competition and state aid law.

Jan-Hendrik Passoth (ENS / Viadrina, Germany)

Jan-Hendrik Passoth is Professor of Sociology of Technology and head of the Science & Technology Studies group at the European New School for Digital Studies at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. After studying sociology, political science, and computer science and earning a doctorate in Hamburg, he was a postdoctoral research associate in Bielefeld and Berlin and head of a research group at the Munich Center for Technology in Society in Munich, as well as a visiting scholar at Indiana University, Pennsylvania State University, and Stellenbosch University. His research focusses on the role of digital infrastructures for democracy and politics, on software development as responsible social practice and on the possibilities of intervention in and critique of digitization projects through critical design.

Minxin Pei (Claremont McKenna College, USA)

Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government, George R. Roberts Fellow, and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He was the inaugural Library of Congress Chair on U.S.-China Relations in 2019.  From 1999 to 2009 he was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and was an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University from 1992 to 1998.  He is the author of From Reform to Revolution: The Demise of Communism in China and the Soviet Union (1994); China’s Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy (2006); China’s Crony Capitalism: The Dynamics of Regime Decay (2016). 

Tina Peterson (University of Texas, Austin)

Tina L. Peterson is an assistant professor of instruction in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on ethics and social responsibility in computer science, including AI and robotics. She is senior personnel on a National Science Foundation Research Traineeship program, The Convergent, Responsible, and Ethical AI Training Experience (CREATE) for Roboticists.
She received the B.Sc. degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, in 2000, the M.A. degree in Critical Theory and Cultural Studies from the University of Nottingham, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree in Mass Media and Communication from Temple University, in 2012.
In addition to teaching and research, she is the author of the children’s book ‘Oscar and the Amazing Gravity Repellent’ (Capstone, 2015).

Erich Prem (Universität Wien & eutema, Austria)

DDr. Erich Prem is chief RTI strategy advisor and CEO of eutema GmbH. He is an internationally renowned expert in research and innovation strategy with more than two decades of work experience in research and innovation management and RTDI policy. Erich Prem is a certified managerial economist and works scientifically in artificial intelligence, research politics, innovation research and epistemology. He published more than 70 scientific papers and was a guest researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his Dr. phil. (epistemology) from the University of Vienna, his Dr.tech. from TU Vienna where he also completed his master’s in computer science (Dipl.Ing). He was a lecturer at TU Vienna’s Informatics Innovation Center. He received his MBA in General Management from Donau University.

Elissa M. Redmiles (Microsoft Research)

Dr. Elissa M. Redmiles is a faculty member and research group leader of the Digital Harm group at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. She additionally serves as a consultant and researcher at multiple institutions, including Microsoft Research and Facebook. Dr. Redmiles uses computational, economic, and social science methods to understand users’ security, privacy, and online safety-related decision-making processes. Her work has been featured in popular press publications such as Scientific American, Wired, Business Insider, Newsweek, Schneier on Security, and CNET and has been recognized with multiple Distinguished Paper Awards at USENIX Security and the John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Research Award. Dr. Redmiles received her B.S. (Cum Laude), M.S., and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. As a graduate student, she was supported by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, and a Facebook Fellowship.

David Rolnick (McGill University, Canada)

David Rolnick is an Assistant Professor and Canada CIFAR AI Chair in the School of Computer Science at McGill University and at Mila Quebec AI Institute. He is a Co-founder and Chair of Climate Change AI and serves as Scientific Co-director of Sustainability in the Digital Age. Dr. Rolnick received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from MIT. He is a former NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and Fulbright Scholar, and was named to the MIT Technology Review’s 2021 list of “35 Innovators Under 35.”

Ron Roozendaal (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, The Netherlands)

Ron Roozendaal is director of Information Policy and CIO of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. He is responsible for Information Policy in the health care sector (e.g. big data, cybersecurity, cybersecurity, identification and authentication and interoperability), the functioning of the Dutch Healthcare Information Council and quality assurance as to the aspect of information and ICT in the activities of the Ministry. Furthermore, he is also the director of the Programme Directorate tasked with the development of digital solutions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, e.g. national notification app (CoronaMelder) and now the test and vaccination certificate app. Prior, he worked as Ministry of Agriculture (CIO) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. He holds degrees in both Informatics and Psychology.

Marc Rotenberg (Center for AI and Digital Policy, USA)

Marc Rotenberg is President and Founder of the Center for AI and Digital Policy. He is a leading expert in data protection, open government, and AI policy. He has served on many international advisory panels for digital policy, including the OECD AI Group of Experts. Marc helped draft the Universal Guidelines for AI, a widely endorsed human rights framework for the regulation of Artificial Intelligence. Marc is the author of several textbooks including the 2020 AI Policy Sourcebook and Privacy and Society (West Academic 2016). He teaches privacy law and the GDPR at Georgetown Law. Marc has spoken frequently before the US Congress, the European Parliament, the OECD, UNESCO, judicial conferences, and international organizations. Marc has directed international comparative law studies on Privacy and Human Rights, Cryptography and Liberty, and Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values. Marc is a graduate of Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and Georgetown Law. 

Stuart Russell (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

Stuart Russell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, holder of the Smith-Zadeh Chair in Engineering, and Director of the Center for Human-Compatible AI. He is a recipient of the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and from 2012 to 2014 held the Chaire Blaise Pascal in Paris. He is an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, and a Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His book “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach” (with Peter Norvig) is the standard text in AI, used in over 1400 universities in 128 countries. His research covers a wide range of topics in artificial intelligence, with an emphasis on the long-term future of artificial intelligence and its relation to humanity. He has developed a new global seismic monitoring system for the nuclear-test-ban treaty and is currently working to ban lethal autonomous weapons.

Daniel Samaan (ILO, Switzerland)

Daniel Samaan is an Economist and Senior Researcher at the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva. He is an expert in the analysis of global labour market trends, specialized in the links with globalization, new technologies/AI, sustainable development, and a new work culture. He has been an author and part of the core teams of several ILO reports. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he is a regular public speaker on various labor market topics and on the Future of Work. Daniel previously worked at the economic policy research center, SCEPA, and in the consulting industry in New York City. He holds a PhD in economics from the New School for Social Research in New York and a master’s degree in economics and business administration from the University of Passau in Germany.

Viola Schiaffonati (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

Viola Schiaffonati is associate professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria of Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches Computer Ethics and Philosophy of Computer Science. Her main research interests include: the philosophical issues of artificial intelligence and robotics,  the epistemology and methodology of experiments in computer engineering and autonomous robotics, the analysis of the ethical issues of intelligent and autonomous systems. She holds a PhD in Philosophy of Science from Università di Genova. She has been visiting scholar at the Department of Philosophy of the University of California at Berkeley and visiting researcher at the Suppes Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology of the Stanford University.

Georg Serentschy

advisor on telecoms and IT, senior advisor SquirePattonBoggs, Board of Directors International Telecommunications Society, former Head of BEREC (European Telecoms Regulators)

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Ben Shneiderman (University of Maryland, USA)

BEN SHNEIDERMAN (http://www.cs.umd.edu/~ben) is an Emeritus Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (http://hcil.umd.edu) at the University of Maryland.  He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, NAI, and the Visualization Academy and a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He has received six honorary doctorates in recognition of his pioneering contributions to human-computer interaction and information visualization. His widely-used contributions include the clickable highlighted web-links, high-precision touchscreen keyboards for mobile devices, and tagging for photos.  Shneiderman’s information visualization innovations include dynamic query sliders for Spotfire, development of treemaps for viewing hierarchical data, novel network visualizations for NodeXL, and event sequence analysis for electronic health records.

 Carles Sierra (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute, President EurAI)

Carles Sierra is a Research Professor of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC) in the area of Barcelona. He is currently the Director of the Institute and the President of EurAI. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Barcelona (UPC) in 1989. He has been doing research on Artificial Intelligence topics since then. He has been visiting researcher at Queen Mary and Westfield College in London (1996-1997) and at the University of Technology in Sydney for extended periods between 2004 and 2012. He is also an Adjunct Professor of the Western Sydney University. He has taught postgraduate courses on different Ai topics at several Universities: Université Paris Descartes, University of Technology, Sydney, Universitat Politècnica de València, and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona among others.

He has contributed to agent research in the areas of negotiation, argumentation-based negotiation, computational trust and reputation, team formation, and electronic institutions. These contributions have materialised in more than 300 scientific publications. His current focus of work gravitates around the use of AI techniques for Education and on social applications of AI. Also, he has served the research community of MAS as General Chair of the AAMAS conference in 2009, Program Chair in 2004, and as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (2014-2019). Also, he served the broader AI community as local chair of IJCAI 2011 in Barcelona and as Program Chair of IJCAI 2017 in Melbourne. He has been in the editorial board of nine journals. He has served as evaluator of numerous calls and reviewer of many projects of the EU research programs. He is an EurAI Fellow and was the President of the Catalan Association of AI between 1998-2002.

Allison Stanger (Middlebury College, USA)

Allison Stanger is Russell Leng ’60 Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College; 2021-22 Research Affiliate (co-lead, Theory of AI Practice Initiative) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; an External Professor and Science Board member at the Santa Fe Institute; and a Senior Advisor to the Hannah Arendt Humanities Network. In 2020-2021, she held the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress. She is the author of Whistleblowers: Honesty in America from Washington to Trump (Chinese edition to appear in September 2022) and One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy, both with Yale University Press. She is the co-editor (with W. Brian Arthur and Eric Beinhocker) of Complexity Economics (SFI Press). Stanger’s writing has appeared in The AtlanticForeign AffairsForeign PolicyFinancial TimesInternational Herald TribuneNew York TimesUSA Today, and the Washington Post. She has been called to testify before Congress on five occasions and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Stanger received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. 

 Oliviero Stock (FBK-IRST Trento, Italia)

Oliviero Stock is an FBK Distinguished Fellow. He has been at FBK-irst, Trento, since 1988 and has been its director from 1997 to 2001. His activity is in artificial intelligence, mainly natural language processing, intelligent user interfaces, cognitive technologies, technology for cultural heritage appreciation, computational humor, ethics. He is the author of over two hundred and seventy peer-reviewed papers and author or editor of twelve volumes, has been a member of the editorial board of a dozen scientific journals, and a keynote speaker at over eighty conferences.  O.S. has been Chairman of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI, now EURAI), President of the Association for Computational Linguistics and President of AI*IA, the Italian AI Association. Member of the Committee for the Best European Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award, established by ECCAI (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of DFKI, the German Research Institute for AI, (2004-2019). He is an EURAI Fellow, a AAAI Fellow and a DFKI Fellow. In 2019 he received a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Haifa.

Guglielmo Tamburrini (University of Naples, Italy)

Guglielmo Tamburrini is Philosophy of Science and Technology Professor at Università di Napoli Federico II in Italy (Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology). His main research interests include the ethics of human interactions with robotic and AI systems. 

He was coordinator of the first European project on the ethics of robotics (CA ETHICBOTS, 2005-2008, VI FP). In 2014, he was awarded the Giulio Preti International Prize by the Regional Parliament of Tuscany for his research and teaching on ethical implications of ICT and robotic technologies. He is member of ICRAC (International Committee for Robot Arms Control).

Paul Timmers (Oxford University, UK | European University, Cyprus)

Research Associate Oxford University/Political Sciences, Adjunct Prof European University Cyprus, former European Commission Director for Digital Society, Trust & Cybersecurity

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Moshe Y. Vardi (Rice University, USA)

With over 50,000 citations, Moshe Vardi is one of the most cited computer scientists worldwide. Since 1993, Moshe Vardi has been a professor at Rice University (Texas, USA). He is a leading researcher in the field of logic applications in computer science and plays a leading role in the discussion of the role of computer science in society. The lectures and articles by Moshe Vardi on the implications of robotics and artificial intelligence (up to the question of whether intelligent robots are stealing your job) have strongly influenced public discourse. Until 2017, he served as Editor‐in‐Chief of Communications of the ACM (CACM). Moshe Y. Vardi studied Physics and Computer Science at BarIlan University and at Weizmann Institute. He received his doctorate from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (Israel). He spent several years in various positions at top institutions such as the Hebrew University, Stanford University and the IBM Research Center in San Jose (USA). more details

Michael Veale (University College London, UK)

Dr Michael Veale is a lecturer in Digital Rights and Regulation at the Faculty of Laws, University College London. He researches into digital technology, policy and power, and publishes in computer science, law and human computer interaction. He has authored and co-authored several influential reports with and for organisations such as the Royal Society, British Academy, Law Society of England and Wales and the Commonwealth Secretariat, and his work has been cited in policy documents and by parliaments around the world.

Yvo Volman (European Commission)

Yvo Volman (1965) is acting Director of the Data directorate in the Directorate General for Communication Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission.

Yvo studied at the Universities of Amsterdam and Strasbourg and holds a PhD in European law awarded by the European University Institute in Florence. He worked for the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs in the areas of industrial and technology policy, before joining the European Commission in 1998. In the Commission, he dealt with legislative and strategic issues as well as funding programmes related to the information market, digitisation and data.

Judy Wajcman (London School of Economics | The Alan Turing Institute, UK)

Judy Wajcman is the Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. She is the Principal Investigator on the Women in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence research project at the Alan Turing Institute, a member of the AI100 Standing Committee, and a Fellow of the British Academy. 

Professor Wajcman has published widely in the fields of work and organizations, science and technology studies, and feminist theory. Her recent book, Pressed for Time: The Acceleration of Life in Digital Capitalism, was awarded the 2017 Ludwik Fleck prize by the Society for the Social Studies of Science. 

Christiane Wendehorst (University of Vienna, Austria)

Christiane Wendehorst has been Professor of Civil Law at the University of Vienna since 2008. Amongst other functions, she is founding member and President of the European Law Institute (ELI), Chair of the Academy Council of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Co-Head of the Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, and member of the Managing Board of the Austrian Jurists’ Association (ÖJT), as well as the Bioethics Committee at the Austrian Federal Chancellery. She is an elected member of the Academia Europea (AE), the International Academy for Comparative Law (IACL), and the American Law Institute (ALI). From 2018-2019 she co-chaired the Data Ethics Commission of the German Federal Government. Currently she is European leader of the transatlantic project “Principles for a Data Economy” and EU delegate to the Global Partnership on AI (GPAI). Prior to moving to Vienna, she was a professor in Göttingen (1999-2008) and Greifswald (1998-99) and Managing Director of the Sino-German Institute of Legal Studies (2000-2008). 

Hannes Werthner (TU Wien, Austria)

Hannes Werthner is a retired Professor for E-Commerce at the Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien. Prior to joining TU Wien, he had several professorships at Austrian and international Universities. His research is in several fields such as Decision Support Systems, E-Commerce, E-Tourism, Recommender Systems, and lately in Network Analysis and Text Mining. Besides research and teaching he is active in starting new initiatives, such as the Vienna PhD School of Informatics and the i2c (Informatics Innovation Center). In the area of E-Tourism, the International Federation for IT and Tourism (IFITT) grants the “Hannes Werthner Tourism and Technology Lifetime Achievement Award” to outstanding academics and/or professionals in the field.

Susan J. Winter (University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, USA)

Dr. Susan Winter, Associate Dean for Research, College of Information Studies, the University of Maryland.

Dr. Winter studies the co-evolution of technology and work practices, and the organization of work. She has recently focused on ethical issues surrounding civic technologies and smart cities, the social and organizational challenges of data reuse, and collaboration among information workers and scientists acting within highly institutionalized sociotechnical systems.  Her work has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation and by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She was previously a Science Advisor in the Directorate for Social Behavioral and Economic Sciences, a Program Director, and Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation supporting distributed, interdisciplinary scientific collaboration for complex data-driven and computational science.  She received her PhD from the University of Arizona, her MA from the Claremont Graduate University, and her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. 

Stefan Woltran (CAIML TU Wien, Austria)

Stefan Woltran is full professor of Formal Foundations of Artificial Intelligence at TU Wien and head of the research unit Databases and AI. His research focuses on problems in the area of knowledge representation and reasoning, argumentation, complexity analysis in AI and logic programming. In the winter term 2013, he held a deputy professorship at Leipzig University. In 2013, he also received the prestigious START award from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). He acted as PC Chair for the 10th International Symposium on Foundations of Information and Knowledge Systems (FoIKS’18) and for the 15th International Conference on Logic Programming and Non-monotonic Reasoning (LPNMR’19). He has lead several research projects funded by FWF and Vienna Science and Technology Fund. Since 2018 he is a fellow of the European Association for Artificial Intelligence. Since 2020 he serves as Vicedean of Academic Affairs of the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien. In 2021, he co-founded the Center of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at TU Wien.

Sally Wyatt (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

Sally Wyatt is Professor of Digital Cultures at Maastricht University, and one of the national coordinators of the Dutch Digital Society Programme. She has been studying the societal aspects of digital technologies for many years, focusing on questions of access and inequality and on healthcare. With Andrew Webster, Wyatt co-edited ‘Health, Technology and Society. Critical Inquiries (2020, Palgrave Macmillan). With Anna Harris and Susan Kelly, she co-authored the prize-winning book ‘CyberGenetics. Health Genetics and New Media (2016, Routledge).

Erin Lorelie Young (The Alan Turing Institute, UK)

Dr. Erin Lorelie Young is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Women in Data Science and AI project within the Public Policy programme at The Alan Turing Institute. She has a DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford, where she studied the socio-technical practices of interdisciplinary research and development projects, and an MA in Classics from the University of Cambridge. Erin has held positions as an H-STAR Visiting Researcher at Stanford University, a consultant at the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) at UNESCO in Paris, and a Research Assistant at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII).

Yi Zeng (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Yi Zeng is a Professor and deputy director at Research Center for Brain-inspired Artificial Intelligence, and Director of China-UK Research Centre for AI Ethics and Governance, both at Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the Director for the Research Center on AI Ethics and Governance, Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence. He is also a Professor at School of Humanity and School of Artificial Intelligence, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a board member for the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Governance Committee, Ministry of Science and Technology China. He is an expert in the UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group on AI Ethics, and an expert in the WHO Expert Group on AI Ethics and Governance for Healthcare.