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Program Co-Chairs

Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz

Brief Bio
Andreas Holzinger is lead of the Holzinger Group (Human-Centered AI) at the Medical University Graz and Visiting Professor for explainable AI at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute in Edmonton, Canada. Since 2016 he is Visiting Professor for Machine learning in health informatics at Vienna University of Technology. Andreas was Visiting Professor for Machine Learning and Knowledge Extraction in Verona, RWTH Aachen, University College London and Middlesex University London. He serves as consultant for the Canadian, US, UK, Swiss, French, Italian and Dutch governments, for the German Excellence Initiative, and as national expert in the European Commission. Andreas obtained a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Graz University in 1998 and a second Ph.D. (Habilitation) in Computer Science from TU Graz in 2003. Andreas Holzinger works on Human-Centered AI (HCAI), motivated by efforts to improve human health. Andreas pioneered in interactive machine learning with the human-in-the-loop. For his achievements, he was elected as a member of Academia Europea in 2019. Andreas is paving the way towards multimodal causability, promoting robust interpretable machine learning, and advocating for a synergistic approach to put the human-in-control of AI and align AI with human values, privacy, security, and safety. ... More >>

Hugo Plácido Silva
IT- Instituto de Telecomunicações

Brief Bio
PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) - University of Lisbon (UL), Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2004, and an Invited Auxiliary Professor at IST/UL since 2019. He is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded and contributing to the foundation of multiple innovative technology-based companies operating in the field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life. More recently, Hugo has been actively working towards making the world a bit more physiological, through BITalino, an open source software and low-cost hardware toolkit for rapid prototyping and development of biomedical application. His main interests include biosignal research, system engineering, signal processing, and machine learning, and in these topics Hugo has participated and actively contributed to 30+ R&D projects funded by national and internacional agencies. His work has been distinguished with several academic and technical awards, examples of which include the “alumniIPS” career award in 2018 and the 1st place at the Ordem dos Engenheiros Young Engineer Innovation Award in 2015, or the “Most Innovative Technology” award at the MIT Portugal E3 Forum in 2013. Hugo is an ACM Senior Member, an IEEE Senior Member, and a officer-elect of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Portugal Chapter. ... More >>


Iyad Abu Doush, American University of Kuwait, Kuwait
Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
Nizar Banu P K, Christ University, India
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Jens Binder, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
John Brooke, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Juan Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Eric Castelli, INRIA, France
Luis Castro, Instituto Tecnólogico de Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Christine Chauvin, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Ahyoung Choi, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Lizette de Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Vania Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Silas Formunyuy Verkijika, University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Peter Fröhlich, AIT Austrian Institute Technology, Austria
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Valentina Gatteschi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Sadanori Ito, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
David Kaufman, SUNY Downstate, United States
Gerard Kim, Korea University, Korea, Republic of
Josef F. Krems, Chemnitz University of Technology, Cognitive and Engineering Psychology, Germany
Gerhard Leitner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Wen-Chieh Lin, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Eurico Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Arminda Lopes, Interactive Technologies Institute (LARSyS/ITI) & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Lorenzo Magnani, University of Pavia, Italy
Federico Manuri, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Giulio Mori, Institute Information Science Technologies, Italy
Lia Morra, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Max Mulder, TU Delft, Netherlands
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico
S. Musse, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Helen Petrie, University of York, United Kingdom
Prashan Premaratne, University of Wollongong, Australia
Laura Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Shamus Smith, University Newcastle, Australia
Frédéric Vanderhaegen, University of Valenciennes, France
Gualtiero Volpe, Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Gottfried Zimmermann, Stuttgart Media University, Germany
Floriano Zini, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy