The ECSCW 2017 Opening and Closing Keynotes will be delivered, respectively, by Gloria Origgi and by David Ayman Shamma.
Institut Nicod – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
Gloria Origgi is a philosopher and a social scientist based in Paris, Institut Nicod (ENS-EHESS).
She has been trained in Philosophy, Logic and Cognitive Science at the University of Milano and at the CREA, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
In her research work she tries to understand the impact of social relations and institutions on knowledge processes. She has worked extensively on the evaluation of knowledge and science. She is member of two advisory boards at the European Commission for Horizon 2020 strategy: Future and Emerging Technologies and Gender.
She has taught in France, Italy, Brazil, and is regularly invited in many institutions in United States, England and Germany. Her last book is: Reputation: What it is and Why it Matters (Princeton University Press, 2017). She also works on the epistemology of gender and its applications to social cognition.
She is also involved in research on Epistemic Democracy. Her research work has been covered by many newspapers and media such as The Financial Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, BBC, France Culture.
David Ayman Shamma
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Amsterdam
David A. Shamma is a senior scientist and principal investigator in the Distributed and Interactive Systems group at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI).
Prior to CWI, he was the founding director of the HCI Research Group at Yahoo Labs and Flickr.
He primarily investigates social computing systems: how people interact, engage, and share media experiences both online and in-the-world. Focusing on creative expression and sharing frameworks, he designs and prototypes systems for multimedia-mediated communication, as well as develops targeted methods and metrics for understanding how people communicate online in small environments and at web scale.
Ayman holds a B.S./M.S. from the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition at The University of West Florida and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Intelligent Information Laboratory at Northwestern University.
Before Yahoo, he was an instructor at the Medill School of Journalism and has also taught courses in Computer Science and Studio Art. Prior to his Ph.D., he was a visiting research scientist in the Center for Mars Exploration at NASA Ames Research Center.
Ayman’s research on technology and creative acts has attracted international attention from Wired, New York Magazine, and the Library of Congress to name a few. Outside of the lab, Ayman’s media art installations have been reviewed by The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and Chicago Magazine and exhibited internationally, including the Amsterdam Dance Event, Second City Chicago, the Berkeley Art Museum, SIGGRAPH ETECH, Chicago Improv Festival, and Wired NextFest/NextMusic.