V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth College (USA)
V.S. Subrahmanian is The Dartmouth College Distinguished Professor in Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society at Dartmouth Collage with tenure in the Computer Science Department. Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth Collage. Prior to joining Dartmouth, he was a tenured Professor in the [University of Maryland's Computer Science Department] (www.cs.umd.edu). He served a 6.5 year stint as Director of the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies where he co-founded the Lab for Computational Cultural Dynamics and founded the Center for Digital InternationalGovernment. His work stands squarely at the intersection of big data analytics for increased security, policy, and business needs. Prof. Subrahmanian has been an invited speaker at the United Nations, Capitol Hill, the Mumbai Stock Exchange, and numerous other prestigious forums.
Toshiharu Sugawara, Waseda University (Japan)
Toshiharu Sugawara is a professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Waseda University, Japan, since April, 2007. He recieved his B.S. and M.S. degree in Mathematics, 1980 and 1982, respectively, and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering, 1992, from Waseda University. In 1982, he joined Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. From 1992 to 1993, he was a visiting researcher in Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherest, USA. His research interest are: multi-agent systems, distributed artificial intelligence, machine learning, internetworking, network management, information media technology and computer kernel. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, AAAI, Internet Society, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), Japan Society for Software Science and Technology (JSSST), and Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI).
Marco Dorigo, Free University of Brussels (Belgium)
Marco Dorigo received his PhD in electronic engineering in 1992 from Politecnico di Milano. From 1992 to 1993, he was a research fellow at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA. Since 1993, he is at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where in 1996 became a tenured researcher of the F.R.S.-FNRS, the Belgian National Funds for Scientific Research. Between June 2011 and December 2014 he was a full professor of computer science at Paderborn University, Germany. He is now co-director of IRIDIA, the artificial intelligence laboratory of the ULB. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Swarm Intelligence, and associate editor or member of the editorial board of many journals on computational intelligence and adaptive systems. Dr. Dorigo is a Fellow of AAAI, EurAI and IEEE. He was awarded the Italian Prize for Artificial Intelligence in 1996, the Marie Curie Excellence Award in 2003, the F.R.S.-FNRS Quinquennal award in applied sciences in 2005, the Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing in 2007, an ERC Advanced Grant in 2010, the IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award in 2015, and the IEEE Evolutionary Computation Pioneer Award, in 2016.