Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis is an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin and the head of its Artificial Intelligence Discipline. He is also Deputy Director of the ADAPT SFI Research Centre for Digital Content Technology. He leads ADAPT’s programme of industry collaborative research and its multidisciplinary research theme on Data Governance.

His research focuses on the use of open semantic models to manage the Data Protection and Data Ethics issues associated with digital content processing. He has led the development of international standards in AI-based linguistic processing of digital content at the W3C and OASIS and is currently active in international standardisation of Trustworthy AI at ISO/IEC JTC1/SC42.

Laura Grehan

Laura Grehan is Education and Public Engagement Manager at ADAPT. She leads the development and delivery of ADAPT’s Education and Public Engagement (EPE) programme. This ambitious programme has been reviewed independently as delivering significant human capacity and societal impact. Under Laura’s leadership, ADAPT has won more than €520K in funding for education and public engagement projects since 2017. Some of these projects have won international awards recognising their high quality.

Laura has 18 years of experience in delivering impactful communications and public engagement campaigns for diverse audiences. She holds a BA in International Marketing and Languages and a MSc in Electronic Commerce from Dublin City University. Laura has previously held marketing and communications, business development, and education outreach roles at DCU School of Computing, DCU Business School, and the Irish Computer Society. She is a member of the Board of the International Linguistics Olympiad.