Dr. Vivek Nallur, Assistant Professor in Computer Science in the School of Computing, UCD, works on Machine Ethics and his research interests and expertise lie in computational ethics, how to implement and verify ethics in multiple autonomous machines. Questions such as what kinds of ethics would autonomous machines find consistent, how to ensure individually ethical machines don’t combine to produce un-ethical behaviour, are interesting to pose, and answer computationally. This is, by nature, an inter-disciplinary thread and Dr. Nallur is interested in collaborating with experts in the field of philosophy/law/politics etc. He is involved in the Organizing Committee for AAAI 2021 Spring Symposium Series on Implementing AI Ethics [22-24 March 2021]. He is a voting member, and serves on the IEEE P7008 Standards committee for Ethically Driven Nudging for Robotic, Intelligent and Autonomous Systems.
Ensar is pursuing a doctorate, with a focus in generating smart contracts or data sharing agreements between data controllers as defined by GDPR. He holds a masters degree in Digital Investigation and Computer Forensics from UCD and his current area of interest is in Semantic Web and the legal aspect of linked data.