For a Human-Centered AI

Paolo Traverso

Paolo Traverso is the Director of Strategic Planning  at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) of more than 600 people working on Information and Communication Technologies, Sensors and Devices, and Social Sciences.  FBK is active in research and industrial applications in the field of  Artificial Intelligence, Safety  and Cybersecurity, Complex Data Analytics, IoT, Embedded Systems, Health and WellBeing, Digital Transformation, Sustainable Energy, and Digital Industry.
From 2007 until the end of 2020 he was the Director of the Center for Information Technology – IRST (FBK-ICT), one of the FBK research centers with about 350 researchers,  project managers, developers, and PhD students. From 2011 to 2013, he was the Director of the Trento Research, Education, and Innovation System, the core partner of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology in ICT (the EIT Digital).  From February 2017 until February 2019 Paolo Traverso was appointed as Chair of the Node Strategy Committee of the  Italian node of EIT Digital, EIT Digital Italy. EIT DIGITAL (formerly EIT ICT Labs) is the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) in ICT, whose aim is to push research to the market.  He was head of the Automated Reasoning Systems Division at the Institute for Scientific Research and Technology (IRST) from 2000 to 2007. From 1995 to 1999, he led the IRST lab working on software development and verification, automated planning and scheduling. He was the coordinator of industrial projects for the development of safety critical systems. He joined IRST in 1989, after working for four years in the advanced technology groups of different companies for management information consulting in Chicago, London, and Milan.
In 2005, he was nominated EurAi/ECCAI fellow “for pioneering work in the field of Artificial Intelligence, and outstanding service to the AI community”. From July 2018 he is member of the Management Committee of the National Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (founded in 2018 by CINI – National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics). He has also been appointed as member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) since January 2019.

In addition to over one hundred published scientific papers – in international journals and conference proceedings – Paolo Traverso is also co-author of two main textbooks in Automated Planning:


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