LEADERSHIP SUMMIT PORTUGAL | Speaker – Ana Paiva
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Ana Paiva
Full Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), University of Lisbon

BIOGRAPHY

Ana Paiva is a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST),  University of Lisbon. She is also the Coordinator of the GAIPS (Intelligent Agents and Synthetic Characters Group) group, at INESC-ID (see http://gaips.inesc-id.pt/gaips/). Her research group investigates the creation of complex systems using an agent-based approach, focusing particularly on social agents. Prof. Paiva’s main research targets the problems and techniques encountered when creating social agents and robots that can simulate human-like behaviours. She works on making them smart, transparent and eventually interact with humans in the same way humans interact with each other. She is well recognized worldwide in this research field, having published more than 200 articles in that topic. She has further advanced the area of artificial intelligence and social agents worldwide, having served for the Global Agenda Council in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics of the World Economic Forum. She is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Science Europe

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