Prof. Amir Hussain
Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Amir Hussain obtained his B.Eng (1st Class Honours with distinction) and Ph.D from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, in 1992 and 1997 respectively. Following an UK EPSRC funded Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996-98) and Research Lectureship at the University of Dundee, UK (2018-20), he joined the University of Stirling, UK, in 2000 where he was appointed to a Personal Chair in Cognitive Computing in 2012. Since 2018, he has been Director of the Centre of AI and Robotics at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. His research and innovation interests are cross-disciplinary and industry-led, aimed at developing trustworthy AI and cognitive data science technologies to engineer the smart healthcare and industrial systems of tomorrow. He has co-authored over 600 papers including around 300 journal papers (h-index: 73, 22,000+ citations) and 20 Books, and supervised over 40 PhD students. He has led major national and international projects, including as Principal Investigator of the current multi-million pound COG-MHEAR programme (funded under the UK EPSRC Transformative Healthcare Technologies for 2050 Call) that aims to develop truly personalised assistive hearing and communication technologies. He is the founding Chief Editor of (Springer's) Cognitive Computation journal and Editorial Board member for (Elsevier’s) Information Fusion and various IEEE Transactions. Amongst other distinguished roles, he is Executive Committee member of the UK Computing Research Committee (the national expert panel of the IET and BCS for UK computing research). He served as General Chair of the 2020 IEEE WCCI (the world’s largest IEEE technical event on computational intelligence, comprising the flagship IJCNN, IEEE CEC and FUZZ-IEEE) and the 2023 IEEE Smart World Congress (featuring six co-located IEEE Conferences).
Speech Title: Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence: Real-world Use Cases, Challenges and Opportunities