We will have multiple keynotes presentation during the workshop. More speakers to come.
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Prof. Ana Paiva is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering, IST (“Instituto Superior Técnico”) from the University of Lisbon and coordinator of GAIPS – “Intelligent and Social Agents Group” at INESC-ID. She investigates the creation of AI and complex systems using an agent-based approach, with a particular focus on social agents. Her primary research interests are in the fields of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Affective Computing, Virtual Agents and Human-Robot Interaction. After her PhD in the UK, she returned to Portugal where she created a group of intelligent agents and synthetic characters (GAIPS). Her research focuses on the affective and social elements in the interactions between humans and machines. In particular, she is interested in investigating AI techniques involving social agents and robots that can contribute to a more humane and fair society. She served as a member of numerous international conference and workshops. She has (co-)authored over 200 publications in refereed journals, conferences, workshops and books, having organised over twenty events in the areas of social agents.
Dr. Angelica Lim is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada, who has studied and worked in robotics for over 10 years in Canada, France and Japan. As director of the SFU Rosie Lab, her current research focuses on building robots with social intelligence and empathy, particularly using affective and developmental robotics paradigms. Before that, she spent 4 years as a Software Engineering Manager at SoftBank Robotics in Paris, where she led the emotion recognition team for Pepper the humanoid robot. She has been featured on the BBC, given talks at SXSW and TEDx, hosted a TV documentary on robotics, and was recently featured in Forbes 20 Leading Women in AI. She is a native of Vancouver, with a B.Sc. in Computing Science from SFU and a Ph.D. and Masters from Kyoto University, Japan.
Dr. Katherine Tsui is a User Experience Researcher at Toyota Research Institute. Her current research investigates HRI in the context of automated driving technologies and users both within the automated vehicle (AV) and outside of the AV with focus on situation awareness and appropriate levels of trust.