Dr. Panagiotis Kasnesis
Panagiotis Kasnesis holds a Ph.D degree in computer science from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Moreover, he received his Diploma degree in chemical engineering and his M.Sc. in techno-economic systems from the NTUA, in 2008 and 2013 respectively. His research interests include machine/deep learning, Semantic Web technologies, multiagent systems, and the Internet of Things, while he has published and presented more than 30 scientific articles in international journals and conferences in these fields. He is a co-founder and CTO of ThinGenious, and, also, serves as a machine learning engineer at the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering of the University of West Attica (UniWA), participating in several European research and development projects. Moreover, he is a lecturer at the MSc program “Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning” (https://aidl.uniwa.gr/) in the courses “Deep Learning and Neural Networks”, “Advanced Topics in Deep Learning” and “Natural Language Processing with Deep Learning”. Finally, he is certified as Instructor and University Ambassador, by NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI), in the tasks of Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and Recommender Systems.
Dr. Takashio Washio, Osaka University and The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Takashi Washio is a full professor in Department of Reasoning for Intelligence, The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (ISIR), Osaka University and a director of NEC- AIST AI Cooperative Research Laboratory, The Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC), The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). His current main research interests are machine learning principles in the basic study and machine learning techniques for industrial digital twin and scientific advanced sensing in the application study. Takashi Washio obtained his M.E. and Ph.D. in the field of nuclear measurement and instrumentation control at Tohoku University in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He was previously a visiting researcher of a Nuclear Reactor Laboratory of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), USA from 1988 to 1990, a senior researcher of Mitsubishi Research Institute from 1990 to 1996, and an associate professor in Osaka University from 1996 to 2006. He has received many awards including the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI) Contribution Award in 2008 and IBM Faculty Award in 2017.