Women in AI

Although many may think that the most important achievements of AI are a male affair, the reality is different. There are excellent female scientists in the first AI-line. We would like to present two EETN members through their short bios.

Dr. Kalliopi Kravari

Dr. Kalliopi Kravari is an adjunct lecturer at the International Hellenic University (IHU) in Intelligent Systems. At the same time, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), where she is a member of the Intelligent Systems Lab of the School of Informatics, and collaborating teaching staff at the Open Hellenic University, Greece. She holds a Postdoc (NSF Grants) and a Ph.D. degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Informatics (2015). She received a BSc (2007) and an MSc (2009) degree in informatics and an MSc in Theology (2016) from the AUTH. She also attended the Pedagogical Training Program (EPPAIK) of the School of Pedagogical and Technological Education, Greece (2016). She is member of HAIS (Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society) and UNESCO Chair on Conservation and Ecotourism of Riparian and Deltaic Ecosystems, IHU while she is deputy director of ’’Analysis and Management of Natural Disasters and Technological Risks’’ (ASSIST) Lab, IHU. She is also the CEO of RESHUB LTD, a company oriented to AI R&D and project management. She participated in 19 research and administrative programs. She has published 10 journal papers, 1 book chapter and 26 conference papers, receiving over 300 citations (h-index 7). She also received two best paper awards, an honor award as well as two excellence AUTH awards. She is reviewer in journals and conferences, she participates in conference committees while she is a topic editor at sustainability journal and invited speaker at academic festivals. Her research interests include among others Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Intelligent Agents, Intelligent information systems and Semantic Web. More specifically, she is interested in Intelligent Multi-Agent Systems issues, including among others Trust Management, IAs in the IoT, Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Logic, Rule-based and Object-oriented programming, Ontologies and Rules.

Dr. Anastasia Krithara

Dr. Anastasia Krithara has been a post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications at NCSR “Demokritos” since October 2008. She is a member of the Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory (SKEL), and the head of the Biomedical and Health Informatics Team (BioHIT). Before, she was a research engineer in Xerox Research Centre Europe, in Grenoble, France, where she carried out research in the area of machine learning. She holds a BSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business, an MSc in Machine Learning and Data Mining from University of Bristol and a PhD in Machine Learning from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris VI). Her research interests include Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Bioinformatics, Knowledge Engineering and Natural Language Processing. She is program committee member of several international conferences and workshops and her work has been published in international journals, conferences and books. She is involved in many European and national research projects and she has the technical coordinator role in some of them. In particular, she was the depute coordinator of the FP7 project BioASQ and the technical coordinator of the H2020 project iASiS. She has supervised more than 25 student theses and internships the last 10 years. She is teaching postgraduate courses and she has co-organised the International Research-centered Summer Schools (IRSS-2013 and IRSS-2014), the Athens Natural Language Processing Summer School (AthNLP 2019), as well as the BioASQ challenges and workshops. She was board member (2016-2018) and the general secretary (2018-2020) of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society (EETN).