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Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Masashi Sugiyama is Professor at the Department of Complexity Science and Engineering at the University of Tokyo.  Besides his appointments at the University of Tokyo, Masashi has concurrently served as the Director of the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project since 2016. 

Masashi received the Faculty Award from IBM in 2007 for his contribution to machine learning under non-stationarity, the Nagao Special Researcher Award from the Information Processing Society of Japan in 2011 and the Young Scientists’ Prize for the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan in 2014 for his contribution to the density-ratio paradigm of machine learning, and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award and the Japan Academy Medal in 2017 for his series of machine learning research. His main research interests are related to statistical machine learning, data mining, signal and image processing and robot control. 

Mihaela van der Schaar is the John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London. In addition to leading the van der Schaar Lab, Mihaela is founder and director of the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine (CCAIM).

Mihaela was elected IEEE Fellow in 2009. She has received numerous awards, including the Oon Prize on Preventative Medicine from the University of Cambridge (2018), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004), 3 IBM Faculty Awards, the IBM Exploratory Stream Analytics Innovation Award, the Philips Make a Difference Award and several best paper awards, including the IEEE Darlington Award. Currently her research is centered around machine learning for healthcare.

Domenico Vistocco is Associate Professor of Statistics at the Department of Political Science at University of Naples Federico II. Since 2019 he is managing editor of Statistica Applicata – Italian Journal of Applied Statistics.

Domenico is the author of over 100 research papers, 2 books in statistical science, 1 book containing a research report on the province of Frosinone (Italy). He was guest editor for Volume 14, Issue 4, 2021, of the “Statistical Analysis and Data Mining” journal, Wiley. He is co-editor of the book “Statistical Learning and Modeling in Data Analysis”, 2021, published in the Springer Series “Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization”. He is an elected member of the International Statistics Institute, and member of the International Association for Statistical Computing, of the Italian Statistics Society and of the Applied Statistics Association. His research interests include data analysis, computational statistics, statistical models and their applications in social science, economics and finance.