Elena Simperl is professor of computer science at King’s College London, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and former Turing fellow. According to AMiner, she is in the top 100 most influential scholars in knowledge engineering of the last decade, as well as in the Women in AI 2000 ranking. Before joining King’s College, she held positions at the University of Southampton, as well as in Germany and Austria.
She has contributed to more than 20 research projects, often as principal investigator or project lead. Currently, she is the PI of two grants: H2020 ACTION, where she develops human-AI methods to make participatory science thrive, and EPSRC Data Stories, where she works on frameworks and tools to make data more engaging for everyone.
She authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in knowledge engineering, semantic technologies, open and linked data, social computing, crowdsourcing and data-driven innovation. Over the years she served as programme and general chair to several conferences, including the European and International Semantic Web Conference, the European Data Forum and the AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing.
Deepak Agarwal is currently a senior engineering leader at Pinterest where he leads the engineering teams responsible for developing all organic user experiences on the platform including recommendations, search and shopping.
Prior to Pinterest, Deepak was VP engineering and Head of Artificial Intelligence at LinkedIn from 2012-2020. He began his industrial research career with AT&T Labs from 2001-2006 and subsequently was a senior researcher at Yahoo! Research from 2006-2012.
He has published extensively in top-tier conferences/journals in CS, ML and Statistics and has written a textbook on Recommender Systems. He is Fellow of the American Statistical Association, serves as member of Executive Committee for SIGKDD and regularly serves on program committees of major CS and ML conferences.
Aristides Gionis is a WASP professor in KTH Royal Institute of Technology and adjunct professor in Aalto University. He is currently a fellow in the ISI Foundation, Turin, and in 2016 he was a visiting professor in the University of Rome. His previous appointment was with Yahoo! Research, Barcelona.
He obtained his PhD in 2003 from Stanford University. He is currently serving as an action editor in the Data Management and Knowledge Discovery journal (DMKD) and an associate editor in the ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB).
He has contributed in different areas of data science, such as algorithmic data analysis, web mining, social-media analysis, data clustering, and privacy-preserving data mining.