June 24, 2021, 4:00 PM (CEST), online

Language: English

To be discussed —
– Relevance of Trustworthiness in AI
– Relevance of Trustworthiness in AI in Europe
– Methods/applications available for Trustworthy AI

Speakers —
Clara Neppel, European Business Operations, IEEE Technology Centre GmbH
Joerg Osterrieder, ZHAW School of Engineering (Switzerland), University of Twente (Netherlands)
Dalila Durães, ALGORITMI, University of Minho

Speakers biography

Clara Neppel
European Business Operations, IEEE Technology Centre GmbH

As the European head of the world’s largest technical professional organization, Dr. Clara Neppel is responsible for the growth of IEEE’s operations and presence in Europe. These focus on the needs of industry, academia, and government. She serves as a point of contact for initiatives with regard to technology, engineering, and related public policy issues. She is dedicated to supporting and advancing human-centric and sustainable innovation. She contributes to issues regarding the technology policy of several international organizations, such as the OECD, European Commission, and Parliament or the Council of Europe. She is involved in efforts related to emerging technologies, entrepreneurship, education, as well as societal implications of technology.

Joerg Osterrieder
ZHAW School of Engineering (Switzerland), University of Twente (Netherlands)

Joerg Osterrieder is Professor of Finance and Risk Modelling at the ZHAW School of Engineering (Switzerland), and Associate Professor for Artificial Intelligence and Finance at University of Twente (Netherlands), through a joint appointment with ING and Kickstart AI, a Dutch National Initiative on Artificial Intelligence. He has been working in the area of financial statistics, quantitative finance, algorithmic trading, and digitization of the finance industry for more than 15 years.
Joerg is the Action Chair of the European COST Action 19130 Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance, an interdisciplinary research network combining 200+ researchers and 38 European countries as well as five international partner countries. He is the director of studies for an executive education course on “Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, and Distributed Ledger” and has been the main organizer of an annual research conference series on Artificial Intelligence in Industry and Finance since 2016. He is a founding associate editor of Digital Finance, an editor of Frontiers Artificial Intelligence in Finance, and a frequent reviewer for academic papers.
In addition, he serves as an expert reviewer for the European Commission on the “Executive Agency for Small & Medium-sized Enterprises” and the “European Innovation Council Accelerator Pilot” programs.
Previously he worked as an executive director at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch as well as a member of the senior management at Credit Suisse Group. Joerg is now also active at the intersection of academia and industry, focusing on the transfer of research results to the financial services sector in order to implement practical solutions.

Dalila Durães
ALGORITMI, University of Minho

Dalila Durães is a pos-doctoral researcher at the ALGORITMI Center at the School of Engineering of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, where she collaborates with the group ISLab – Synthetic Intelligence lab.
She received her degree in Electronics and Computer Science Engineer in 1995, and in 2004 she finished her MSc in Industrial Electronics Engineering in Automation and Robotics at the University of Minho, Portugal.
She has two International Ph.D.: one in Education Science in Professor, Curricula and Educations Institutions at University of Granada, Spain; and the other in Artificial Intelligence at Technical University of Madrid, Spain.
She develops scientific research in the field of Artificial Intelligence, with applications in Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Behavioral Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis, Human Action Recognition, and the incorporation of AI methods and techniques in these fields.
Dalila has authored over 33 publications in peer-reviewed international journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. She is also a member of the editorial board of several international journals. During the last years, she has served as an expert/reviewer of several institutions such as Conference Papers, journals. She has also co-oriented MSc and Ph.D. students, and she was a member of the jury of the doctoral thesis and MSc thesis.
She is a member of the Portuguese Association for Artificial Intelligence (APPIA) and, since January 2020, a member of the association Direction Board. In addition, she is also a member of the Portuguese Robotics Society. She started her career developing scientific research in the field of collaborative learning, e-learning environment, learning activities, and Ambient Intelligent Systems absorbed her interest in the last years.