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IIIM Advisory Board

Dr. Stacy Marsella has been a Research Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California, Associate Director for Social Simulation Research at the Institute of Creative Technologies and Co-Director of the USC Computational Emotion Group. He leads projects on virtual humans, social simulation, interactive drama, emotions and theory of mind.

Dr. Rosalind Picard, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory. She has served on dozens of international science committees and recently chaired the National Science Foundations Committee of Visitors for the Information and Intelligent Systems Division. She has also worked as a consultant for companies such as Apple, AT&T, BT, HP, iRobot, and Motorola.

Dr. Jörg Siekmann, Co-Founder & Scientific Director, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI). Dr. Siekmann was a founding Chairman of the German AI Society, a Fellow of the German Computer Science Society (GI), Chairman of the Collaborative Research Centre on Resource-Bounded Cognitive Processes, among others.

Dr. Ipke Wachsmuth, Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF); Chair, Artificial Intelligence, University of Bielefeld. Dr. Wachsmuth has a strong multidisciplinary publications in several fields, including cognitive learning research, intelligent tutoring systems, virtual reality and multimodal interaction. He is former president of the German Cognitive Science Society and is co-director of the Collaborative Research Center “Alignment in Communication”.

Dr. Finnur Oddsson, CEO of Nyherji, Reykjavik, Iceland. Former Managing Director of Iceland Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Oddsson works with many of Iceland’s largest organizations, public and private, in various capacities. Prior to his current post he was Director of MBA Programs at Reykjavik University, and Director of Executive Education and Assistant Professors.

Dr. Eythor Ivar Jonsson, DBA, CEO of Klak, Reykjavik, Iceland, directs one of he primary incubation outfits in Iceland. Before joining Klak he held an Associate Professor position at Copenhagen Business School. He is Chairman of the Board of over a dozen Danish companies.

Dr. Yngvi Bjornsson, Dr. Yngvi Bjornsson, Dean of School of Computer Science at Reykjavík University. Former Co-Director, Center for Analysis and Design of Intelligent Agents, Reykjavik University. Professor, School of Computer Science at Reykjavik University. Former research associate with the GAMES research group at University of Alberta, Canada. Main research interests are artificial intelligence (AI), specifically: informed search methods, learning of search-control, machine learning, and AI applied to computer games.

Dr. John B. Vander Sande, co-founder of American Superconductor Corporation (AMSC), he is the Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, emeritus, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), specializing in the analysis of the microstructure of materials. He was Associate Dean and Acting Dean of Engineering at MIT from 1992 to 1999 and was founding Executive Director of the Cambridge (England)-MIT Institute from 1999 to 2003. He was Acting Provost at Reykjavik University, Iceland in 2009-10. Dr. Vander Sande’s experience lies in extensive knowledge of materials, the power technologies industry and his long-time tenure as a professor and administrator at a leading research university.

Catalyzing innovation and high-technology research in Iceland