Moderator: Judith Masthoff
University of Torino
Liliana Ardissono, Ph.D, is a full Professor at the Computer Science Department of the University of Torino, Italy, where she teaches Object Oriented and Web-based programming. Her research interests are User Modeling, Recommender Systems, and Information exploration support, with specific attention to geographic information search. On these topics she leads the OnToMap project for the development of user-adaptive collaborative GIS, and the Apartment Monitoring project for the development of service-aware recommender systems. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (www.umuai.org/boards.html, Springer) and a member of the Advisory Board of User Modeling Inc.. Moreover, she is an Academic Editor for journal PeerJ Computer Science.
University of Sydney
Judy Kay is Professor of Computer Science where she leads the multi-disciplinary Human Centred Technology Research group, at the University of Sydney. A core focus of her research has been to create scrutable user models and personalised systems, especially for lifelong, life-wide learning. She has integrated this into many forms of interaction including virtual reality and surface computing. Her recent research has been multi-disciplinary, especially in areas of health and wellness. Her research has been commercialised and deployed. She is Editor-in-Chief of the IJAIED, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education (IJAIED) and Editor of IMWUT, Interactive Mobile Wearable and Ubiquitous Technology (IMWUT) on the Editorial Board of User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (UMUAI).
University College Dublin
Barry Smyth (BSc, PhD, Hon. DTech(RGU), MRIA) holds the DIGITAL (DEC) Chair of Computer Science at University College Dublin. He is a member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Founding Director of the Insight Centre for Data Analytics. Barry's research interests cover a broad range of topics, including artificial intelligence, user modeling, and recommender systems. Barry’s current interests involve applying ideas from machine learning and personalisation to health and fitness applications to help people live healthier and more active lives. Barry is also an entrepreneur. He co-founded ChangingWorlds and HeyStaks, based on research from his lab, and he currently serves as a board member and/or advisor for a number of AI-related start-ups.