Directory of experts
Informatics academic experts in various areas who can be contacted by the Press Office and the media.
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|Surname||First name||Email Address||Area of Expertise|
|Albrecht||Stefano||contact Stefano||Reinforcement learning, autonomous driving (self-driving cars), multi-robot systems, and autonomous systems in general|
|Aspinall||Davidemail@example.com||Cyber security and privacy|
Speech technology, including: automatic speech recognition, voice/speaker recognition, speech enhancement
|Bundy||Alanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Artificial Intelligence (symbolic, not Machine Learning/Data Mining), Automated Reasoning, Automated Conceptual Change.|
|Cohen||Shayemail@example.com||Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning.|
|Fisher||Bobfirstname.lastname@example.org||Computer Vision, Image Processing, Video Analysis.|
|Grot||Borisemail@example.com||All aspects of computer architecture, including CPUs, Parallel Processing (many-core and many-node computers), Memory Systems and Interconnection Networks. Servers and data centers, systems with quality-of-service guarantees.|
|Herrmann||J. Michaelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Self-organisation, Complex Adaptive Systems, Metaheuristic Optimisation, autonomous agents and Robotics.|
|Lapata||Mirellaemail@example.com||Natural Language Processing.|
|Lopez||Adamfirstname.lastname@example.org||Natural Language Processing, especially (but not exclusively) topics related to multilinguality and translation.|
My research area is computational cognitive science. I work at the intersection of machine learning/AI and cognitive psychology. I use machine learning to understand the human mind and take lessons from psychology to develop better machine learning models and tools.
|Magdy||Walidemail@example.com||Social Media Analytics, stance and political bias prediction, Computional Social Science, Data Mining, information retrieval.|
|Nagarajan||Vijayfirstname.lastname@example.org||Memory Consistency models, Cache Coherence protocols, Memory systems, Distributed systems.|
Explainable AI, Machine Learning for human-like perception, Neuro-Symbolic modelling and inference, Deep Generative Modelling, and Probabilistic Programming
CS and STEM education in schools and universities; improving gender balance in CS and tech in schools, universities and industry; access to CS education for excluded groups, especially females and widening participation students; transitions into university for UG and MSc students; CS education policy in Scotland; outreach
|Patras||Paulemail@example.com||Wireless networking, mobile systems, IoT Security & Privacy.|
|Ponti||Edoardofirstname.lastname@example.org||Natural Language Processing|
|Ramamoorthy||Subramanian (Ram)||email@example.com||Robotics, Machine Learning, Decision Science.|
|Rovatsos||Michaelfirstname.lastname@example.org||Artificial Intelligence, Ethics of AI, Human-AI Interaction, Social Computing, Collective Inteligence, Explainable AI, Algorithmic Fairness.|
|Simpson||Ianemail@example.com||Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Neuroscience.|
|Stark||Ianfirstname.lastname@example.org||Programming languages, particularly: type systems for programming, functional languages, modelling concurrent computation.|
|Stevens||Perditaemail@example.com||Software engineering, especially mathematical aspects of model-driven development: e.g., how the development of software may change in the future as a result of better use of models adapted to the needs of different stakeholders.|
Human factors of Cyber Security and Privacy software updates, most questions around "how does an average person stay safe online".
NB on maternity leave till June 2023
|Vijayakumar||Sethufirstname.lastname@example.org||Professor of Robotics at Edinburgh University and Director of the Edinburgh Center for Robotics. I have expertise in all aspects of robotics: planning, sensing and control. My specialty is the application of Machine Learning and AI for the intelligent control of advanced robotic platforms and robot learning. I am a judge on BBC Robot Wars, have been involved with the launch of the UK wide BBC micro:bit initiative (www.microbit.org) and the winner of the Tam Dalyell Prize for excellence in science communication. I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and hold the Microsoft-Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Robotics.|
Programming languages. Security issues related to programming languages. (Many reported security breaches could be avoided by using better languages.) Blockchain, cryptocurrency, and smart contracts - particularly the programming language aspect of smart contracts. (Again, many reported exploits could be avoided by using better languages.)
|Webb||Barbaraemail@example.com||Robotics, specifically biologically-inspired Robotics, navigation and learning in insects.|
"Why can't I get this app/gadget /phone /software to work? Why does it have to be so complicated to do what I need to do?" User experience, usability and human factors.
Economics of security and privacy, e.g. statistics on victimisation and losses, insurance, risk management, cookie dialogs