Biography: Ivana Dusparic is an Ussher Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin.
Her research interests lie in the use of artificial intelligence, and reinforcement learning in particular, to achieve optimization of large-scale heterogeneous infrastructures, with primary focus on optimization of resource use in smart cities. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the area of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, intelligent mobility and smart energy grid.
Her research is funded through a number of Science Foundation Ireland and Irish Research Council projects. She is a co-director of the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence (2019-2026); a funded investigator in the CONNECT research centre, working on the Enable smart cities research programme (2017-2021); principal investigator of SATORI, SFI-funded collaboration with Tsinghua University on Smart Networking in the Era of AI (2018-2022), and was a co-principal investigator in Surpass, a multi-disciplinary project investigating impact of autonomous vehicles on cities (2016-2019).