Joanna Olszewska

Joanna Olszewska

Dr, Senior Member IEEE, Distinguished Speaker ACM, Fellow BCS

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Joanna Olszewska BSc(Hons) MSc(EPFL) PhD(UCL) CEng CSci FBCS FHEA is a British computer scientist. She is a lecturer (Ass. Prof.) with UWS, UK, and leads research in Algorithms and Softwares for Trustworthy Intelligent Vision Systems.

Senior Member of IEEE, she stands on the IEEE Artificial Intelligence Standard Committee, she is part of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, and she is Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Verification of Autonomous Systems. She has given talks, e.g., at conferences such as ICRA, at events such as the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) Anniversary Meeting, at ENS Paris, etc. She has delivered webinars at IEEE and BCS, tutorials at conferences such as ICAART, and keynotes, e.g., at SBESC. She has been invited to be panel speaker at the University of Edinburgh Union Debate on 'The Future of AI', to give invited talks, e.g., at the ACM Sacramento Future Worlds Symposium, and at Industry forums such as DDD Scotland, as well as podcasts and interviews, e.g., for the BBC Lunch Time 'Women in Engineering' Program. She has been TPC member of over 100 international conferences such as IJCAI and has chaired over 70 conference/workshop sessions, e.g., at IROS. She has been appointed Guest Editor for the Knowledge Engineering Review Journal, Cambridge University Press, and Associate Editor for the Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence Journal and the Machine Learning with Applications Journal, Elsevier. She has contributed to 11 ISO/IEC/IEEE standards in various roles, e.g. Vice-Chair of ISO/IEC/IEEE P41062, and she is an author of 100+ peer-reviewed publications and one book.

She holds several awards, e.g., ESWA Outstanding Reviewer Award, and distinctions, e.g., ACM Distinguished Speaker, and she has been supervisor for 60 BSc(Hons)/MSc/PhD students, including the supervision of the Best BSc Thesis awarded by the GCHQ Prize and the supervision of the Best MSc Dissertation awarded by the AGD Prize.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Associate Editor for Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence Journal

Feb 2023 → …

Associate Editor for Machine Learning with Applications Journal, Elsevier

Jul 2022 → …

Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Verification of Autonomous Systems (TC-VAS), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Aug 2021 → …

ACM Distinguished Speaker, Association for Computing Machinery

Aug 2020 → …

Vice Chair of ISO/IEC/IEEE Standard on Software Engineering - Life Cycle Processes, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Mar 2020 → …

Guest Editor for the Knowledge Engineering Review Journal, Cambridge University Press

Jan 2019 → …


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