Invited Talks

Planned plenary speakers include Prof. Manuela M. Veloso (CMU), Prof. Michael Luck (KCL), President Hideyuki Nakashima (SCU), and Associate Prof. Fujio Toriumi (TU).

Manuela M. Veloso

Manuela M. Veloso is Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is the current Head of the Machine Learning Department. She researches in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Machine Learning. She founded and directs the CORAL research laboratory, for the study of autonomous agents that Collaborate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn, Veloso is ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, Einstein Chair Professor, the co-founder and past President of RoboCup, and past President of AAAI. Veloso and her students research a variety of autonomous robots, including mobile service robots and soccer robots. See for further information, including publications.

Michael Luck

Michael Luck is Professor of Computer Science and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at King's College London. At King’s Michael leads on driving significant growth in several areas within science and technology, having already seen through massive change in recent years.

Prior to becoming Dean, he was Head of the Department of Informatics from 2011 to 2013, where he also works in the Agents and Intelligent Systems group, undertaking research into agent technologies and artificial intelligence. He is Scientific Advisor to the Board for Aerogility. Michael has published over 300 articles in these and related areas, and twelve books (including monographs, textbooks, and edited collections). He is co Editor-in-Chief of Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, the premier agents journal.

From 2000 through 2006, Michael was based in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, and from 1993 until 2000 in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. He studied in the departments of Computer Science at University College London and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Hideyuki Nakashima

Hideyuki Nakashima is President of Sapporo City University. He received his Ph. D. in Information Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1983, and joined ETL (Electrotechnical Laboratories). From 2001 to 2004, he was the director of Cyber Assist Research Center of AIST (National Institute of Advanced Institute for Industrial Science and Technology). From 2004 to 2016, he served as the president of Future University Hakodate (currently a President Emeritus). From 2016 to 2018, he was a Project Professor for Chair for Frontier AI Education, The University of Tokyo. From 2018 he is in the current position.

Fujio Toriumi

Fujio Toriumi is an Associate Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He received his Ph.D degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2004. His research interests are Computational Social Science and AI technologies for Society. He is a board member of Japan Institute of Law and Information Systems. He is a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers of Japan, The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Information Processing Society of Japan and The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers.