Jane is Director of the Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) www.fujomedia.eu at DCU and an Associate Professor in the School of Communications at Dublin City University. Jane's expertise lies mainly in the area of the public sphere; and in particular participation and political engagement; including direct democracy and other modes of engaging the public in decision-making processes; such as citizens' assemblies and journalism. Her research is comparative: besides Ireland, her recent projects have included all European democracies as well as most of the OECD.
Eileen Culloty is a post-doctoral researcher at the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism where she leads research on countering disinformation as part of the Provenance Action. Specifically, she is investigating how to use information supports to challenge false beliefs and dissuade people from sharing disinformation. She has given invited presentations on this topic to the OECD High Level Risk Forum (2018) and to the European division of Airports Council International (2019).
Eileen's research has been published in European Journal of Communication, Environmental Communication, Digital Journalism, and Critical Studies on Terrorism. Her co-authored paper on social media and political communication was awarded 3rd place in the International Communication Association's Top Three Faculty Papers for 2018.
Eileen sits on the management board of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network JOLT: Harnessing Digital and Data Technology for Journalism and is a member of the research working group of the BAI Media Literacy Network. She has a PhD in communication studies from DCU.
Owen Conlan is an internationally recognised researcher and leader in the fields of User Modelling, Adaptation, Personalisation and Adaptive Hypermedia research. He has a h-index of 23 and has authored 120+ high impact publications. Owen leads the Personalising the User Experience research platform, is co-director of the Trinity Centre for Digital Humanities and has led several international interdisciplinary research projects. He has also proposed, coordinated and led ten international conferences and workshops. Owen is also a passionate educator.
Alexander Nussbaumer received a master degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Telematics (Information and Computer Engineering) and a doctoral degree (Dr. techn.) in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology, Austria. After working in industry as software developer (Web-based and virtual reality applications), he joined the Cognitive Science Section of the Department of Psychology at the University of Graz in 2006. Since 2009 he has been member of the Cognitive Science Section of the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS) at Graz University of Technology, Austria.
His research focus lies on the conceptual and technical development of computer environments and solutions for cognitive psychology concepts.
Angel Sola Lopez
Angel Sola has working in the field of communication for more than 12 years and has specialized in creativity and graphic design and communication and social media strategy. He has had great success in making both areas complementary. In the past 2 years he has been coordinating European Projects within Cibervoluntarios in multi-stakeholders consortiums.
Dervilla is the Chief Product Officer at NewsWhip Media.
She has extensive experience as a senior manager in the internet and communications sectors, specialising in digital value propositions, e-commerce and self-service operations. Dervilla has a strong track record in commercial management, product strategy, design and delivery and is a proven leader in exploiting disruptive business models while driving a results and customer focus.
Muhammad Atif Qureshi
Muhammad Atif Quereshi is a post doctoral researcher based with the ADAPT Centre in Trinity College Dublin.
Before joining ADAPT, he has worked as a senior postdoctoral researcher in CeADAR, UCD, and contributed to the project defined under by market-led research. Before CeADAR, Atif was a postdoctoral researcher based at Insight Centre for Data Analytics, UCD and made contributions in the fundamental research along with a project related to news analytics. He has authored over 40 research publications, and his areas of interests are text mining, knowledge graphs, information retrieval, machine learning, and predictive maintenance. Among his noticeable contributions, EVE is the first-ever explainable embedding technique which has a mention on the Wikipedia article of Word Embedding. Atif holds a joint PhD from National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland) and University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) in Computer Science, an MS degree in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea and BS in Computer Science from the University of Karachi (Pakistan).
Jorge Rastrilla is Secretary General of Fundacion Cibervoluntarios
Yolanda Rueda is a social entrepreneur. She is Founder and President of Fundacion Cibervoluntarios, a non-profit organization that promotes the use and knowledge of new technologies as a means to alleviate social gaps, promote social innovation and generate citizen empowerment.
Previously Yolanda co-founded Campus Party 1997-2005 and the ICT consulting company Futura Networks entities of which she sold her shares in 2005 to devote herself to Cibervoluntarios. She has also worked for Red.es and the Youth Institute of Spain Advisor on volunteering in the National Council of NGOs of Spain.
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Albert graduated from the University of Göttingen (Germany) with a degree in psychology. He received his Dr.rer.nat. and his postdoctoral degree (Habilitation in Psychologie) from the University of Marburg/Lahn (Germany). He was Professor of experimental psychology (Allgemeine Experimentelle Psychologie) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Currently he is senior scientist at TU Graz (ISDS), professor emeritus of psychology at University of Graz and key researcher at the Know-Center.
Damien Marshall is Head of Engineering at NewsWhip Media.
Óscar Espiritusanto Nicolás
Journalist, researcher and teacher. Founder of PeriodismoCiudadano.com, an observatory of user participation (UGC) and citizen journalism whose generic objective is the promotion of best practices in this field and the promotion of all those initiatives that contribute to generate a new collaborative media. He develops his teaching activity at the Carlos III University of Madrid. Currently researching and working with Fundación Cibervoluntarios. He also teaches postgraduate courses in different companies and universities in Spain and Latin America. Co-author of the book Periodismo Ciudadano: Evolución Positiva de la Comunicación and collaborator in different media and publications.
PhD in social anthropology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Master in Contemporanean Latinamerican study and Degree of Anthropology (UCM) and sociology from Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
She has almost 10 years of experience in applying anthropology to different projects, processes and topics: a.o. Social innovation, UX development, I+D+I, public policies related to inmigration, tourism, identity, and gender-based violence, cooperation and develpoment, social networks and youth, and, fake news. Some hove these topics have been worked on within H2020 projects.
Her challenge in all of them is to involve the person and the society through all the project phases and work multidisciplinarly in order to find the perfect solution from a person-based perspective. She is also a lecturer in Deusto University in the third grade of Industrial Design Engineering.
Stanislav Saic received the M.Sc. degree in physical electronics from the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, in 1973, and the C.Sc. degree (corresponding to the Ph.D. degree) in radio electronics from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Prague, in 1980. Since 1973, he has been with the Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, where he was Head of the Department of Image Processing from 1985 to 1994. His current research interests include all aspects of digital image and signal processing, particularly image forensics, remote sensing, and geosciences.
Marta works at everis
Sylvia Ebner graduated from the University of Graz, Austria, in psychology and educational science. Now she works in the Cognitive and Digital Science Lab (CoDiS) of the Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS) at the Graz University of Technology, Austria. The focus of her research interest includes the evaluation of learning and research environments, self-regulated learning, digital learning as well as development of motivation and interest in the STEM field.