Professor, UNESCO Chair in Analytics & Data Science
University of Essex
Maria Fasli is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Health at the University of Essex and the Director of the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre. Her research interests lie in artificial intelligence techniques for complex systems and analysing and modelling structured/unstructured data and she has worked on diverse AI related projects with industry and the public sector. She holds the UNESCO Chair in Analytics and Data Science and works with international stakeholders to undertake interdisciplinary research in data science and AI for the benefit of global society and support the development of research capacity, and skills worldwide and in particular in developing and transitioning countries.