Barbara Caputo is Full Professor at Politecnico of Torino
Barbara Caputo is Full Professor at Politecnico of Torino (https://www.polito.it/, https://iit.it/), where she leads the VANDAL Laboratory, acts as Rector’s Advisor on Artificial Intelligence and directs the Hub AI@PoliTo, the Interdepartmental Laboratory of Excellence on AI, Learning and Intelligent Systems of Politecnico di Torino. Since 2017 she has a double affiliation with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT, https://iit.it/). She received her PhD in computer science from KTH, Stockholm (https://www.kth.se/) in 2005. From 2007 to 2013 she was Senior Researcher at Idiap-EPFL (https://www.idiap.ch/en); she then moved to Sapienza Rome University (https://www.uniroma1.it/it) as MIUR Associate Professor (Chiamata Diretta), and joined Politecnico di Torino in 2018.
Since 2017 she has been regularly contributing to National AI policy documents: she is one of the 30 experts of the AgID task force on Artificial Intelligence (https://www.agid.gov.it/it/agenzia/stampa-e-comunicazione/focus/intelligenza-artificiale), and one of the 30 MISE experts who wrote the Italian Strategy on AI (https://www.mise.gov.it/index.php/it/198-notizie-stampa/2041246-intelligenza-artificiale-online-la-strategia). Since 2018 she has been part of the steering committee that has been designing and implementing the Italian National PhD on Artificial Intelligence (https://www.phd-ai.it/), acting as coordinator of the vertical dedicated to AI & Industry 4.0, promoted by MUR and CNR.
She is an ERC Laureate and an ELLIS Fellow; since 2019 she serves on the ELLIS board and she is one of the eight co-founders of the ELLIS society (https://ellis.eu/). She is a member of the Steering Committee and of the Industrial Advisory Board of the ICT48 project ELISE (https://www.elise-ai.eu/), and regularly participates to EC Policy events on AI (https://research-innovation-days.ec.europa.eu/). Since 2021 she is part of the Scientific Committee of Egea Bocconi University Press (http://www.egeaeditore.it/).
Since 2016 she is one of the 100esperte for Italy (https://100esperte.it/)and in 2018 she has been nominated one of the Inspiring Fifty Italy (https://italy.inspiringfifty.org/italy-2018). In 2020 she appeared on Topolino magazine with her alter-ego Barb Quackut (https://www.lastampa.it/torino/2020/03/03/news/il-politecnico-protagonista-in-una-storia-di-topolino-un-omaggio-alla-ricerca-torinese-1.38545245).