We are delighted to announce three excellent keynotes from three different regions around the world:
Saleema Amershi is a Senior Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Research where she leads the Human-AI eXperiences (HAX) team, building tools for creating responsible AI experiences. She also currently co-chairs Microsoft’s Aether Working Group on Human-AI Interaction and Collaboration. Aether is Microsoft’s advisory committee on responsible and ethical AI.
Saleema holds a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Prior to UW, she completed a MSc in Computer Science and a BSc in Computer Science & Mathematics at the University of British Columbia.
Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia
Lisa M. Given, PhD, is Professor of Information Science, Centre for Design Innovation, at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne). Lisa’s research is interdisciplinary, with a focus on qualitative and mixed methods, and explores people’s information behaviours and experiences of technology. Lisa is a former President of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIST) and has served on the College of Experts of the Australian Research Council (ARC). Lisa holds numerous grants funded by the ARC, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, among others. She is co-author of Looking for Information: A Survey of Research on Information Seeking, Needs and Behavior (2016), author of 100 Questions (and Answers) about Qualitative Research (2016) and is Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST).
Qatar Computing Research Institute
Ingmar Weber is the Research Director for Social Computing at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI). His interdisciplinary research looks at what online user-generated data can tell us about the offline world and society at large. Working closely with sociologists and demographers he has pioneered the use of online advertising data for complementing official statistics on international migration, digital gender gaps, and poverty. His work is regularly featured in UN reports, and analyses performed by his team have been used to improve operations by UN agencies and NGOs ranging from Colombia to the Philippines. Prior to joining QCRI, Ingmar was a researcher at Yahoo Research Barcelona. As an undergraduate he studied mathematics at the University of Cambridge before pursuing a PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Computer Science. He is an ACM Distinguished Member.