Hosting a Distinguished Visiting Fellow can be an opportunity to work with eminent researchers who are world class in their field, leading to long lasting relationships to benefit your own career and potential future collaborations for SICSA. There will be some interesting talks from SICSA DVFs in the near future and details of these talks can be found on the SICSA Events Page once all details are confirmed,
Dr. Madalina CROITORU is a researcher in knowledge representation and reasoning, multiagent systems, and the Semantic Web. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Montpellier in France. Prior to that appointment, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Southampton. Madalina got her PhD at the University of Aberdeen. She has participated in five European projects, supervised five PhD students and three postodctoral fellows. She has authored more than 100 scientific papers in top conferences and journals.
Dr Croitoru’s visit was hosted by Dr Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen.
Juho Rousu is Professor of Computer Science at Aalto University, and the leader of Foundations of Computational Health research programme at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. In his research, he focuses on machine learning for structured data, especially on small molecules (drugs, metabolites). His research has resulted in several important conceptual and methodological contributions in metabolite identification, including the state-of-the-art CSI:FingerID technology, as well as drug discovery (drug-target and drug response prediction) and genomics (biomarker discovery and GWAS methods). He has published ca. 80 peer-reviewed publications, with ca. 1950 citations and H-index of 21 (Google Scholar).
Professor Wallace ’s research interests lie in modelling and software platforms for planning, scheduling and optimisation problems. His current research interest is in the modelling of complex (real-life) combinatorial problems, and mapping these models to different solvers, and enhancements to the MiniZinc modelling platform to support new kinds of model and new solving methods. Recent work has tackled both the challenge of automatic high-quality mapping, and on applications in energy, utilities and transport.