pietroleoPietro Leo

IBM Italy CTO Big Data Analytics & Watson IBM Academy of TechnologLeadership

Tuesday 29th, 14.30 – 15.30, Salone Nobile

He is an IT solution MAKER that enjoyed to work for 22 years in the data analytics area. He currently works for IBM as Executive Architect and acting as the IBM Italy CTO for Big Data Analytics and Watson. He enjoys to be the key technical actor of the system of engagement IBM Italy is running in this area. Served as technical leader and data scientist in a number of analytics projects whose overall effort size can be content on over 150 years/man, working both at the national and international levels. At the same time he served also as scientific responsible in a number of applied research initiatives funded from European Union as well as from Italian Government on innovative areas collaborating with tens of research teams. Received more than a dozen of IBM special awards for high technical achievements including also the mention into the IBM Corporate Technical Award Book 2010 and 2013 editions that includes all top technical performers and scientists of IBM at worldwide level.  Invited speaker in Industrial and Scientific Conferences as well as member of Scientific Committees of Scientific and Technical Conferences. He is author or co-author of about 70 scientific/technical publications for Journals and/or presented during National and International Conferences, including two books edited by IBM Redbook organization.

giorgiomettaGiorgio Metta

Vice Scientific Director of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)

Wednesday 30th, 09.00 – 10.00, Salone Nobile

Giorgio Metta is Vice Scientific Director at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and Director of the iCub Facility Department at the same institute. He coordinates the development of the iCub robotic project. He holds an MSc cum laude (1994) and PhD (2000) in electronic engineering both from the University of Genoa. From 2001 to 2002, he was postdoctoral associate at the MIT AI-Lab. He was previously with the University of Genoa and since 2012 Professor of Cognitive Robotics at the University of Plymouth (UK). He is also deputy director of IIT delegate to the training of young researchers. He is member of the board of directors of euRobotics aisbl, the European reference organization for robotics research. Giorgio Metta research activities are in the fields of biologically motivated and humanoid robotics and, in particular, in developing humanoid robots that can adapt and learn from experience. Giorgio Metta is author of more than 250 scientific publications. He has been working as principal investigator and research scientist in about a dozen international as well as national funded projects.

Dan Roth, professor of computer scienceDan Roth

Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday 1st, 08:45 – 09:45, Salone Nobile

Dan Roth is the Founder Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a Professor in the Computer Science Department and the Beckman Institute and holds positions also in Statistics, Linguistics, ECE, and the iSchool at Illinois.  Roth is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), for his contributions to Machine Learning and to Natural Language Processing. He has published broadly in machine learning, natural language processing, knowledge representation and reasoning, and learning theory, and has developed advanced machine learning based tools for natural language applications that are being used widely by the research community and commercially. Roth is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). He was the program chair of AAAI’11, ACL’03 and CoNLL’02. Prof. Roth received his B.A Summa cum laude in Mathematics from the Technion, Israel, and his Ph.D in Computer Science from Harvard University in 1995.