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Prof. Jan Treur

Full Professor of Artificial Intelligence

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Web page: JanTreur — Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (

Jan Treur has been a full professor of AI since 1990 and is a well-recognized expert in the area of multidisciplinary human-like AI modeling. He has published over 700 well-cited papers about cognitive, affective, and social modeling and AI systems making use of such models. He has also supervised more than 40 Ph.D. students in these areas and from 2016 on written and edited three books on (adaptive) network-oriented AI modeling and its application in various other disciplines. Current research addresses the modeling of higher-order adaptive processes by self-modeling network models with a specific focus on mental processes based on internal mental models and their use by internal simulation, their learning or formation (including organizational learning), and the control over them. An application focus is on the development and use of shared mental models supporting the road toward a just safety culture in organizations such as hospitals. A joint Springer Nature book about computational modeling of multilevel organizational learning is in preparation and will come out by the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023.


Prof. Venkatasubramanian Ganesan


Department of Psychiatry

National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences [NIMHANS]

Bangalore, India

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Dr. G Venkatasubramanian is currently working as a Professor of Psychiatry, at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India. He received his MBBS degree from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India in 1998. He obtained his MD and Ph.D. in Psychiatry from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, India in 2001 and 2013 respectively. He received the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in the field of Medical Sciences in 2018. His overarching research interest is to learn the science that will facilitate a personalized approach to understanding and treating severe mental illnesses like Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and several others. In pursuit of this, he has been involved in translationally relevant research studies to understand the clinical neurobiology of these disorders.