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Speaker's Biography:

Francesca Rossi
Distinguished Research Staff Member, IBM Research; Professor of Computer Science, University of Padova

Francesca Rossi is a distinguished research scientist at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, and an professor of computer science at the University of Padova, Italy, currently on leave. Her research interests focus on artificial intelligence, specifically collective decision making and AI ethics. She has published over 170 scientific articles, has co-authored a book, and edited 17 volumes. She is a AAAI and a EurAI fellow, and a Radcliffe fellow 2015. She has been president of IJCAI and an executive councillor of AAAI. She is editor-in-chief of JAIR and a member of the editorial board of Constraints, Artificial Intelligence, AMAI, and KAIS. She co-chairs the AAAI committee on AI and ethics and she is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Future of Life Institute. She belongs to the World Economic Forum Global Council on AI and robotics.