Virginia Dignum Associate Professor on Social Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands
Virginia Dignum is Associate Professor on Social Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on value-sensitive design of intelligent systems and multi-agent organisations, in particular on the ethical and societal impact of AI. She has been co-chair of, and vice president of the BNVKI (Benelux AI Association). In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Veni grant from NWO (Dutch Organization for Scientific Research) for her work on agent-based organizational frameworks. She has given keynote speeches on her work at many leading conferences, is member of the reviewing boards for all major journals and conferences in AI and has chaired many international conferences and workshops, including ECAI2016, the European Conference on AI. She has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers and edited several books. From 2011 to 2017, she was vice-president of the Benelux AI Association (BNVKI).
Currently, she is Executive Director of the Delft Design for Values Institute, member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems, and of AI4People, the European Global Forum on AI, and Director of the new MSc program on AI, Robotics and Society at the TU Delft.