Simon Parsons is a Professor of Computer Science in the Department of
Informatics at King’s College London and Vice-Dean for Technology. He
received his PhD from University of London in 1993, and held academic
positions at Queen Mary and Westfield College, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, City University of New York and University of Liverpool
before joining King’s. Simon’s research interests center on autonomous
systems, in particular coordination and decision-making, and he has
published over 300 papers and written or edited 11 books on these
topics. He is co-Editor of Knowledge Engineering Review, and an
Editorial Board member for Journal of Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent
Systems and Argument & Computation.
Prof Elizabeth Sklar is a Professor of Agri-Robotics and Research Director in the Lincoln Agri-Robotics centre at the University of Lincoln, within the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology. She is also Professor of Robotics (part-time) in the Department of Engineering at King’s College London. She received her PhD from Brandeis University (US) in 2000 and subsequently has held academic positions at Columbia University (US), the City University of New York (US) and the University of Liverpool (UK). She is a former US-UK Fulbright Scholar (2013-14). Dr Sklar’s research interests include human/multi-robot interaction, data-backed decision making and behaviour mining. While in the US, her work was largely funded by the National Science Foundation. She has published over 150 papers in refereed journals, conferences and workshops and has edited two books. She is a founding chair of RoboCupJunior, on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems and former member of the Board of Directors for the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS) and former Trustee of the RoboCup Federation.
Panos is a Lecturer in Experience Design in the Design School of Loughborough University; and a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Population Health Sciences of King’s College London. His research is focused on improving user experiences and interactions with digital health information systems and applications as well as understanding the behavioural and cognitive factors influencing human interaction with digital health information and eHealth interventions in the context of modern data-driven societies. Before joining the CONSULT project, Panos was a postdoctoral researcher at the prestigious Farr Institute for Health Informatics Research (@HeRC) of the University of Manchester.
Martin Chapman is a Research Associate in the School of Population Health and Environmental Sciences at King’s College London. He also works with the Department of Informatics at King’s College London. His research interests include computational modelling and simulation, search games and distributed ledger technologies. His current focus is on implementing software to gather patient data from disparate sources (e.g. wellness sensors and EHRs) for the purpose of making and explaining decisions in the context of healthcare. Martin received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from King’s College London.
Isabel is a Lecturer in Computer Science at Brunel University; and a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Informatics at King’s College London. Isabel’s research interests are in data-driven automated reasoning, and its transparency and explainability. Her PhD research developed a computational argumentation based system to support the appropriate selection of statistical model given a research objective and available data.
Prior to joining King’s College London Isabel worked for more than 10 years as a data science consultant in industry, including 8 years in SAS. Isabel read Statistics, Operations Research and Economics at Tel Aviv University and received her Ph.D. in Informatics from King’s College London. Isabel regularly serves on program committees for AI and Health Informatics conferences such as IJCAI, ECAI and AMIA.
Dr Talya Porat is a research fellow in Human Factors Engineering at King’s College London at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health Sciences. Her research is in the fields of human factors, human-computer interaction, usability and cognitive engineering. She is particularly interested in how to design and evaluate effective interactive healthcare interventions and technologies to improve patient outcomes. In addition to her research experience, Talya has more than 10 years of experience as a practitioner in human factors and human-computer interaction, including being the founder and head of Deutsche Telekom Research and Usability Lab at Ben-Gurion University, human factors consultant for high-tech companies and co-president of UXPA Israel (User Experience Professional Association).