Eugene C. Freuder (University College Cork, Ireland)
Professor Freuder is an Emeritus Professor in University College Cork and is affiliated with the Insight Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Data Analytics. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his Ph.D. from MIT. He is the recipient of the IJCAI-20 Award for Research Excellence. He was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, and the European Association for Artificial Intelligence. He served as a Councilor of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. He has received the Research Excellence Award and the Distinguished Service Award of the Association for Constraint Programming. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Constraints journal, and served as chair of the Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming.
Barry O'Sullivan, FAAAI, FEurAI, MRIA (University College Cork, Ireland)
Professor Barry O'Sullivan is an award-winning academic working in the fields of artificial intelligence, constraint programming, operations research, AI/data ethics, and public policy. He contributes to several global Track II AI diplomacy efforts at the interface of military, defence, intelligence, and AI. Professor O'Sullivan is a Fellow and a past President of the European AI Association (EurAI). He is also a Fellow and a member of the Executive Council of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). He chairs the Advisory Board of the GRACE project at Europol, and advises the Leuven.ai institute ( KULeuven, Belgium) and the Computational Sustainability Network (Cornell University, USA). In July 2018 Professor O'Sullivan was appointed Vice Chair of the European Commission High-Level Expert Group on AI. In 2019 the HLEG-AI published: Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI (April) and Policy & Investment Recommendations for Trustworthy AI (June). In 2019 he became an advisor at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. In 2019 Professor O’Sullivan was appointed by Ireland’s Minister for Health to the Health Research Consent Declaration Committee. In 2020 he was appointed Chair of the Oversight Board of Health Data Research UK (North). In 2021 he was appointed by the Minister for Health as Chair of the National Research Ethics Committee for Medical Devices. In 2022 he was appointed by the Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital & Company Regulation to the Enterprise Digital Advisory Forum. His awards include: Fellow of the European AI Association (2012), UCC’s Leadership Award (2013), ACP Distinguished Service Award (2014), Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year (2016), UCC Researcher of the Year (2017), elected to the Royal Irish Academy (2017), Fellow of the Irish Computer Society (2018), Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering (2019), IPEC-EATCS Nerode Prize (2020), Science Foundation Ireland Best International Engagement Award (2021), Fellow of the Asia-Pacific AI Association (2022), Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of AI (2022).