ADAPT PhD researcher and early-stage researcher in PROTECT, a European training network funded under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, Delaram Golpayegani (Trinity College Dublin) was recently awarded a prestigious Standards & Innovation Award for her research in AI risk management and standardisation. Her research aims to explore the potential of standards in supporting implementation of ethical AI principles and regulatory requirements, and investigates use of semantic web technologies in expressing, documenting, and sharing harmful AI risks according to the EU AI Act, international and European AI standards, and trustworthy AI guidelines.
The NSAI Innovation Award is presented to a researcher or innovator who successfully introduces their research outcome or innovation into standardisation, thereby creating impact for their work. Nominations for these awards come from the CEN and CENELEC national members of the 34 European countries. The Standards & Innovation Awards acknowledge and celebrate the important contributions of Researchers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs to Standardisation. Nominated by NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland), Delaram Golpayegani is also a Committee Member of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) National Standards AI Committee.
Former ADAPT member and researcher Dr. David Filip was awarded the NSAI 1997 Award. This award is given every year to a few members of NSAI Committees in recognition of their significant contribution to national and international standardisation over many years. Dr. Filip received this well deserved award for his chairing of the Irish AI committee and convening the international standard working group on Trustworthy AI. Dr. David Filip led ADAPT engagement in international and European AI standardisation since 2018 and became the inaugural chair of both groups while working as an ADAPT research fellow at Trinity College Dublin.