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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 da 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 >>


Daniel Afergan, Tufts University, United States
Alessandra Agostini, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy
David Ahlström, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Mehdi Ammi, University of Paris-Sud, France
Henning B. Andersen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Nikolaos Avouris, University of Patras, Greece
Ahmad Taher Azar, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Tamara Babaian, Bentley University, United States
Paul M. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Mathias Bauer, KPMG AG, Germany
Martin Baumann, Ulm University, Germany
Frank Biocca, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Karen Blackmore, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Monica Bordegoni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Juan G. Calleros, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Yongcan Cao, University of Texas San Antonio, United States
Giovanni Carlomagno, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Luis A. Castro, Instituto Tecnólogico de Sonora (ITSON), Mexico
Bongsug Chae, Kansas State University, United States
Debashish Chakravarty, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Christine Chauvin, Université de Bretagne Sud, France
Ahyoung Choi, Gachon University, Korea, Republic of
Yang-Wai Chow, University of Wollongong, Australia
Sharon L. Chu, Texas A&M University, United States
Lewis Chuang, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Germany
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Pierre De Loor, Brest National School of Engineering, France
Lucio Tommaso De Paolis, University of Salento, Italy
Lizette de Wet, University of the Free State, South Africa
Paramartha Dutta, Visva-Bharati University, India
Vania V. Estrela, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
Ronak Etemadpour, City College, CUNY, United States
Jesus Favela, Cicese, Mexico
Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany
Luciana B. Frigo, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Diego Gachet, European University of Madrid, Spain
Kiel Gilleade, , United States
Daniela Giordano, University of Catania, Italy
Tao Gong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Abby Goodrum, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Toni Granollers, University of Lleida, Spain
Bin Guo, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Karin Harbusch, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Bruno Heberlin, EPFL, Switzerland
Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Martin Hitz, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Sylwia Hyniewska, World Hearing Centre, Poland
Peter Johnson, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Victor Kaptelinin, Umeå University, Sweden
Roland Kaschek, , Germany
Adi Katz, SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering, Israel
David R. Kaufman, SUNY Downstate, United States
Simeon Keates, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Suzanne Kieffer, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Bernd Korn, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Yikun Liu, IUPUI, United States
Youquan Liu, Chang'an University, China
Arminda G. Lopes, Interactive Technologies Institute (LARSyS/ITI) & Instituto Politecnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Eurico R. Lopes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia (EST), Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (IPCB), Portugal
Daphne Lopez, VIT University, India
Wendy Lucas, Bentley University, United States
Andreas Luedtke, OFFIS, Germany
Robert D. Macredie, Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Gerrit Meixner, Heilbronn University, Germany
Frédéric Mérienne, Arts et Metiers, France
Daniel Mestre, Aix-Marseille University / CNRS, France
Jaime Muñoz-Arteaga, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico
Keith Nesbitt, University of Newcastle, Australia
Radoslaw Niewiadomski, University of Genoa, Italy
Michael O'Grady, University College Dublin, Ireland
Yoosoo Oh, Daegu University, Korea, Republic of
Meltem Ozturan, Bogazici University, Turkey
Gianluca Paravati, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
Lyn Pemberton, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Sheng-Lung Peng, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Claudio Pinhanez, IBM Research, Brazil
Nitendra Rajput, IBM Research, New Delhi, India
Laura A. Ripamonti, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Paul Rosenthal, University of Rostock, Germany
Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Pijush Samui, National Institute of Technology Patna, India
Andrea Sanna, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gerhard Schiefer, University of Bonn, Germany
Ahmed Seffah, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
João Sequeira, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Rahul Singh, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States
Hilda Tellioglu, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Evert van Loenen, Philips Research & TU/e, Netherlands
Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Frédéric Vanderhaegen, University of Valenciennes, France
Spyros Vosinakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Juan Wachs, Purdue University, United States
Sven Wachsmuth, Bielefeld University, Germany
Marcus Winter, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Gokmen Zararsiz, Erciyes University, Turkey
Lixuan Zhang, Weber State University, United States
Philippe Zimmermann, University of Bern, Switzerland