Visiting Professors

Robert Kesseler

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Rob Kesseler is a Professor at Central Saint Martins and Chair of Arts, Design & Science at University of the Arts, London. From 2001-04 he was NESTA Fellow at Kew and was recently made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, the Linnean Society and the Royal Microscopical Society.

Over the past decade he has worked extensively with botanical scientists at Kew exploring the creative potential of microscopic plant material. Extending the potential for collaboration, he is currently working on a fellowship with molecular biologists at the Gulbenkian Science Institute in Portugal as well as BiHELab and the Ionian University in Corfu, Greece.

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Mary-Angela Papalaskari

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Dr. Mary-Angela Papalaskari is an Assistant Professor of Computing Sciences at Villanova University (USA). She received her Honors BSc degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Lakehead University (Canada), MSc in Computer Science from the University of Alberta (Canada), and PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland).

Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer science education, algorithmic puzzles, neuroeducation, logic, and the mathematical foundations of artificial intelligence and common-sense reasoning. She has co-authored articles in all the above areas and has been the recipient of several education and research grants and fellowships.

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