Dra. Marley Vellasco
Talk: Neuro-Evolutionary Models based on Quantum-Inspired Evolutionary Algorithms
Bio: Marley Maria Bernardes Rebuzzi Vellasco received the BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil, and the PhD degree
in Computer Science from the University College London (UCL). Dr. Vellasco is the founder and the Head of the Computational Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory (LIRA) at PUC-Rio. Her research interests
are related to Computational Intelligence methods and applications, including Neural Networks, Fuzzy Logic and Evolutionary Computation applied to decision support systems, pattern classification, time-series
forecasting, control, optimization and Data Mining. Her main research área is related to Hybrid Intelligent Systems, developing Neuro-Evolutionary and Fuzzy-Evolutionary models based on Quantum-Inspired
Evolutionary Algorithms and Genetic Programming.
Marley has been an Action Editor of the Neural Networks Journal since January 2012. She is also Associate Editor of IEEE Systems Journal and IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. She has been a member of the Board of Governors of International Neural Network Society (INNS) since 2011 and of the IEEE Neural Network Technical Committee since 2010. She is currently member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Administrative Committee and Chair of the IEEE CIS Finance Sub-Committee of the Conference Committee.
She is the author of four books and more than 400 scientific papers in the area of soft computing and machine learning. She has supervised more than 40 PhD Thesis and 85 MSc Dissertations, and has coordinated more than 50 research projects with industries, some of them resulting in Technology Inovation prizes.
Dr. Manuel Montes y Gómez
Laboratorio de Tecnologias del Lenguaje
Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica
Talk: About me and my illness: Two psycholinguistically-motivated methods for detecting depression in social media
Bio: Manuel Montes obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Computing Research Center (CIC) of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) of Mexico in 2002. Currently, he is Titular Researcher at
the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE), located in Puebla, Mexico. His research is on automatic text processing. He is author of more than 200 journal and conference papers
in the fields of information retrieval, text mining and authorship analysis, which have earned him the recognition of National Researcher Level II (SNI II) and be member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences
Dr. Montes has been visiting professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), the University of Geneva (Italy), and the University of Alabama (USA). He is also a founding member of the Mexican Association of Natural Language Processing (AMNLP) and of the Language Technology Network of CONACYT. In the context of them, he has been the organizer of the National Workshop on Language Technologies (from 2004 to 2016), the Mexican Workshop on Plagiarism Detection and Authorship Analysis (2016-2019), the Mexican Autumn School on Language Technologies (2015 and 2016).
Dr. Pablo Noriega
Talk: Misbehaving and AI
Bio: Pablo Noriega is a researcher in the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the Spanish Scientific Research Council (IIIA - CSIC). He holds a PhD in AI form the Autonomous University of Barcelona
(1997). His research interests include regulated multiagent systems, agreement technologies and social intelligence in general. His current focus is on the role of values in AI and in particular in agent-based
simulation of value-driven public policies.
He is currently a member of the steering committee of several conferences and workshops, including the advisory group on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues of CLAIRE (the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe). He was a founding member of the IFAMAS (International Foundation of Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems) and EUMAS (European MAS workshop) boards.
He is a past president of SMIA and one its founders. He was also one of the founders of the Mexican AI research institute (LANIA) and the President of its Board of Directors from 1992 to 2002. He has held various academic positions in Mexico as well as appointments in the Mexican government, most notably as CTO of the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (1998-99) and chief IT policy maker for the Mexican Government (1989-94). In 2002 he was awarded a Ramon y Cajal fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Education and moved to the IIIA in Barcelona. He is a member of the Mexican National Academy of Computer Science.
Dr. Julian Togelius
Associate Professor, New York University
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Are games still interesting for AI research?
Bio: Julian Togelius is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, New York University, USA. He works on artificial intelligence for games and on games for artificial intelligence. His current main research directions involve search-based procedural content generation in games, general video game playing, player modeling, and fair and relevant benchmarking of AI through game-based competitions. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Games. Togelius holds a BA from Lund University, an MSc from the University of Sussex, and a PhD from the University of Essex. He has previously worked at IDSIA in Lugano and at the IT University of Copenhagen.
Dr. Seth Hutchinson
Seth Hutchinson Executive Director, Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Professor and KUKA Chair for Robotics, School of Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
College of Computing Building, rm 216
801 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
Bio: Seth Hutchinson is Professor and KUKA Chair for Robotics in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also serves as Executive Director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines. His research in robotics spans the areas of planning, sensing, and control. He has published more than 200 papers on these topics, and is coauthor of the books "Principles of Robot Motion: Theory, Algorithms, and Implementations," published by MIT Press, and "Robot Modeling and Control," published by Wiley.
Hutchinson is president-elect of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Robotics Research and chairs the steering committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. He was Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's Conference Editorial Board (2006-2008) and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transaction on Robotics (2008-2013).
Hutchinson is an Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was Professor of ECE until 2018, serving as Associate Head for Undergraduate Affairs from 2001 to 2007. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1988. Hutchinson is a Fellow of the IEEE.