Maja Pantic is an AI Scientific Research Lead in Facebook and a Professor of Affective and Behavioral Computing at Imperial College London, working on machine analysis of human non-verbal behaviour and its applications to human-centric AI. Prof. Pantic published more than 350 technical papers in the areas of machine analysis of facial expressions, audiovisual analysis of emotions and social signals, and human-centered machine interfaces. She has more than 35,000 citations to her work, and has served as the Key Note Speaker, Chair and Co-Chair, and an organization/ program committee member at numerous conferences in her areas of expertise.
Lukas Wutschitz is a senior researcher at the privacy preserving machine learning (PPML) group at Microsoft365 Research. His research interests include privacy preserving machine learning with a focus on large language models and natural language processing. He has worked on differentially private fine-tuning of language models, auditing of differential privacy guarantees, and quantifying privacy risk. Prior to joining Microsoft, he obtained his PhD in Physics from the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.
Grigorios Pavliotis is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College. His main research interests lie in the areas of stochastic differential equations and diffusion processes, nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and homogenization theory for partial differential equations and stochastic differential equations. He is particularly interested in the development of analytical, computational and statistical techniques for multiscale stochastic systems, in time-dependent statistical mechanics and kinetic theory and in the analysis and development of sampling techniques in high dimensions. Current research projects include inference and control for multiscale systems, the development of computational techniques for calculating transport coefficients, homogenization for multiscale diffusion processes and sampling techniques in molecular dynamics.