3 June, 2024

Day schedule

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Join the organisers, including AIDAN Chair Dr Paul Jackson, for an overview of the week  and what to expect. This session will also say a bit more about the AI and Data Analysis Network (AIDAN) at Brookes and how to get involved. 

Giuseppe De Giacomo is a Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Oxford and a Governing Body Fellow at Green Templeton College. He was previously a Professor at the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering of the University of Roma "La Sapienza". His research activity concerns theoretical, methodological, and practical aspects in different areas of AI and CS, most prominently Knowledge Representation, Reasoning about Actions, Generalized Planning, Autonomous Agents, Reactive Synthesis and Verification, Service Composition, Business Process Modeling, and Data Management and Integration. He is an AAAI Fellow, ACM Fellow, and EurAI Fellow. He received an ERC Advanced Grant for the project WhiteMech: White-box Self Programming Mechanisms (2019-2024). He was the Program Chair of ECAI 2020 and KR 2014. He is on the Board of EurAI. He chairs the steering committee of the new EurAI yearly summer school ESSAI.

Professor Fabio Cuzzolin and others from AIDAS will explain more about the institute's work and its ambitions to work with others across and beyond Brookes. This will include Professor of AI ethics, Nigel Crook, Senior Lecturer in Computing, Dr Alex Rast, and Senior Lecturer in Artificial Intelligence, Inna Skarga-Bandurova. 

Colleagues from across Brookes will talk about their work in the AI and data analysis space. This will include Dr Zeesham Ali, talking about 'Chat with module contents - an application of ChatGPT, Dr Uma Urs on 'SAATHI: AI chatbot to enable equal finance access' and  KTP Associate Methuselah Singh, on the use of AI and Analytics in Brookes' KTP withthe company ProspectSoft. This session will also include invited 'lightening talks' from the audience, subject to timing.