Biography : Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni
Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni is the Director of the Moroccan International Center for Artificial Intelligence known as the Ai movement, within Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). She is also an outstanding Full Professor at Sorbonne University, Faculty
She holds a PhD in Computer Science and an habilitation to supervise research (HDR) in the field of Artificial Intelligence. She is a worldly expert in Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Multi-Agent Systems. She is internationally recognized for her work in this field and was elected as the General Chair of the best international conference (AAMAS 2020, Auckland – New Zealand). She has initiated many research projects and scientific events in this field. As well as developed strong international collaborations with the NII in Tokyo, Japan, the University of Veracruz in Mexico, PUC RIO and the University of São Paulo in Brazil, the Politehnica University in Bucharest, Romania, and several other universities and laboratories in Europe (Italy, Germany, etc.).
Member of three doctoral schools, she has guided 33 PhDs in France, whom successfully defended at Paris Dauphine University, Sorbonne University, and Sorbonne Paris Nord. She has published 24 books, including international conference proceedings, more than 200 articles in major AI and AAMAS conferences, and numerous book chapters and international journal articles.
Researcher at LIP6 – UMR CNRS 7606, one of the largest computer science laboratories in France, she founded the SMA team, which she has been leading since 2006. She co-leads the Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (IA&SD) research axis and has done so since its creation at LIP6. This axis federates 22 research teams and more than 120 permanent staff.
Within Sorbonne University, Prof. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni is a member of the executive committee of SCAI (Sorbonne Center of Artificial Intelligence) and holds the industrial chair of excellence funded by Thales at SCAI-Abu-Dhabi. She also has many scientific responsibilities such as chairing program committees, evaluating international projects; she sits on many international boards such as the IFAAMAS board of directors; she is an associate editor of the prestigious journal IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, TAI, etc.
Lastly, Prof. Amal El Fallah Seghrouchni is a member of the UNESCO World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST). She is interested in the ethical issues of new scientific and technological research fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Internet of Things, Robotics, etc.
She is passionate about social issues related to ethics, gender, inclusion, and social justice. She is nominated for the Berkeley World Business Analytics Awards, in the category “Woman of the Year” – 2021 for the African continent.
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