Team

Building a community of experts, collaborators, sponsors and stakeholders.

John Shawe-Taylor

John Shawe-Taylor

Director & UNESCO Chair in AI

Davor Orlič

Davor Orlič

Chief Operation Officer

Mihajela Črnko

Mihajela Črnko

Chief Communication Officer

Kim Sevšek

Kim Sevšek

Finance Management

Gašper Hrastelj

Gašper Hrastelj

Chief Public Policy Officer

Marko Grobelnik

Marko Grobelnik

Chief Technical Officer, Digital Champion, AI researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute

Ervin Pfeifer

Ervin Pfeifer

Business Development, Jožef Stefan Institute

Matej Posinković

Matej Posinković

AI researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute

Matej Kovačič

Matej Kovačič

AI researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute

Joao Pita Costa

Joao Pita Costa

AI researcher, Jožef Stefan Institute

BUSINESS & IMPACT COUNCIL

The Center has setup a Business Council with the main goal to ensure that actions are taken and opportunities realised that will maximise the impact of the work of the centre in addressing SDGs. It will liaise with outside venture capital funds aligned with the centre in order to identify potential opportunities for basic funding as well as spin-out companies arising from different grand challenges and projects. It will provide input to the different Scientific Program Committees to ensure that challenges and projects can be prepared and will maximise the exploitation avenues available.

Massimo Preziuso

Massimo Preziuso

Chair Business Council

Samira Khan

Samira Khan

Global Impact Engagement, Salesforce.org

Mark Minevich

Mark Minevich

Chief Digital Strategist

Chelsea Chen

Chelsea Chen

Chief Business Communication Officer

Daniel Matkovits

Daniel Matkovits

Head of Influencer Ecosystems, Professional Services, Global Consulting Industry

Melissa Sassi

Melissa Sassi

Global Head of IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator

Daniel Miodovnik

Daniel Miodovnik

Director, Social Finance

Andreja Kodrin

Andreja Kodrin

CEO Third Millennium Knowledge, Founder Quintaum & Challenge: Future

Ben Younkman

Ben Younkman

Regional Director for Europe, Village Capital

Melina Sánchez Montañés

Melina Sánchez Montañés

Managing Director, Innovation Fund

Cosimo Pacciani

Cosimo Pacciani

Financial Executive

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME COMMITTEES

With special focus on research excellence, the Centre is undertaking vital work looking at different approaches of Artificial Intelligence towards UN SDGs. This work resulted in accompanying AI platforms, reports and white papers that were managed by the Chairs of the following Programme Committees:

Catherine Holloway

Catherine Holloway

Professor and Academic Director, Global Disability Innovation Hub at UCL

PC Chair in AI and Assistive Technologies

Colin de la Higuera

Colin de la Higuera

UNESCO Chair in teacher training technologies with OER

 

PC Chair in AI and Education

Aidan O'Sullivan

Aidan O'Sullivan

Associate Professor in Energy and AI at UCL

 

PC Chair in AI and Climate Change

Mitja Jermol

Mitja Jermol

UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning

PC Chair in AI and Circular Economy

Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes

Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes

Professor of Biomedical Computing at UCL

PC Chair in AI and Healthcare

SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD

The Center is launching an interdisciplinary academic journal seeking academic papers that address the application of novel AI techniques to either advancing Sustainable Development or enhancing the measurement of KPIs associated with the SDGs.

James Hodson

James Hodson

Chief Executive Officer, AI for Good Foundation

Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing

Mark Coeckelbergh

Mark Coeckelbergh

University of Vienna

Ethical, Philosophical, Policy And Societal Dimensions of AI

Ricardo Vinuesa

Ricardo Vinuesa

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

AI for Sustainable Dev., Fluid Dynamics And Turbulence

Moses Thiga

Moses Thiga

Kabarak University

Health Informatics with a Focus on the Use of AI for Health

Yi Zeng

Yi Zeng

Professor and Director of AI Ethics and AI for SDGs, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Beijing Academy of AI

AI Ethics and Sustainable Development

Rayid Ghani

Rayid Ghani

Professor of Machine Learning And Public Policy, CMU

Machine Learning for Social Good, Data Science and Social Networks, Applications of AI in Sustainable Dev.

Wayne Holmes

Wayne Holmes

UCL Institute of Education

AI and Education, Learning Sciences, Social Science

Geraint Rees

Geraint Rees

University College London


Cognitive Neuroscience, Neural Mechanisms Underlying Human Consciousness in Health And Disease
Vipin Kumar

Vipin Kumar

University of Minnesota

Data Science, High Performance Computing, Climate Change, Sustainable Development

Hamish Fraser

Hamish Fraser

Brown University

Medical Science, Informatics, Clinical Decision Making, Global Health

NATIONAL CONTACT POINTS

The NCPs are the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on allaspects of participation with governments interacting with IRCAI. NCPs are across UNESCO member states. As the NCPs are nationalfocal points, the type and level of services offered may differ from country to country. There are currently 23 national contact points at IRCAI.

Lama Arabiat

Lama Arabiat

Head of Artificial Intelligence and Innovation Division, Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Jordan
Vladimir Aleksandar Radevski

Vladimir Aleksandar Radevski

South East European University, Tetovo

Macedonia
Ljubica Ilić Vojnović

Ljubica Ilić Vojnović

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

Serbia

Sven Lončarić

Sven Lončarić

Director of Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

Croatia
Amra Džidić

Amra Džidić

First Secretary, UN Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Markus Schatten

Markus Schatten

Head of Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Faculty of Organization and Informatics, University of Zagreb

Croatia
Josip Mesarić

Josip Mesarić

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Croatia
Lukas Hatala

Lukas Hatala

CEO, Neuromorphics Europe

Slovakia
Jonatan Lerga

Jonatan Lerga

Head of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, University of Rijeka

Croatia
Phoukhaoka Sacklokham

Phoukhaoka Sacklokham

Director, ICT Center for Education and Sports, Ministry of Education and Sports

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Jordi Ascensi Sala

Jordi Ascensi Sala

PMO Manager, Andorra Research and Innovation, Actuatech

Andorra

Dominik Batorski

Dominik Batorski

Research Professor, University of Warsaw

Poland

Petri J. Myllymäki

Petri J. Myllymäki

Vice-Director, Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence

Finland

Marko Perčić

Marko Perčić

Postodoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Engineering University of Rijeka

Croatia

Kadir Eren Gülsoy

Kadir Eren Gülsoy

National Education Expert, Ministry of National Education

Turkey

Alperen TOSUN

Alperen TOSUN

Sector Specialist, Turkish National Commission for UNESCO

Turkey

Alex Grech

Alex Grech

Executive Director, The 3CL Foundation

Malta

Maxime HINSON

Maxime HINSON

Directeur des Systèmes d'Information, Ministère de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique

Benin

Ernesto Jorge Costa

Ernesto Jorge Costa

Professor, University of Coimbra

Portugal

Eliaz Luf

Eliaz Luf

Director of International Relations, Ministry of Science and Technology

Israel

Juan Pablo Salazar

Juan Pablo Salazar

Digital Government and Emergent Technologies Adviser, Ministry of Information Communications Technologies

Colombia

Peter Sinčák

Peter Sinčák

Technical University of Kosice, Research Head of Slovak AI Center

Slovakia

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