Maria Birna van Riemsdijk



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Dr. M. Birna van Riemsdijk is associate professor Intimate Computing in the Human-Media Interaction group at University of Twente, The Netherlands. Her research mission is to develop theory and software for creating intimate technologies that take into account our human vulnerability in supporting us in our daily lives: intimate computing is computing with vulnerability. For her research she was awarded a Vidi personal grant and the Dutch Prize for Research in ICT 2014. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (JAAMAS) and was elected member (2012-2018) of the board of the International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (IFAAMAS). She is member of the board of 4TU.NIRICT, which comprises all ICT research of the four universities of technology of the Netherlands.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Artificial Intelligence Expert

  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Autonomous Agent Systems
  • Human AI Interaction
  • Ethical Dimensions of AI
  • Societal Context of AI
  • Health and Well-being


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    Akata, Zeynep (Recipient), Balliet, Daniel (Recipient), de Rijke, Maarten (Recipient), Dignum, Frank (Recipient), Dignum, Virginia (Recipient), Eiben, Agoston E. (Guszti) (Recipient), Fokkens, Antske (Recipient), Grossi, Davide (Recipient), Hindriks, Koen (Recipient), Hoos, Holger (Recipient), Hung, Hayley (Recipient), Jonker, Catholijn (Recipient), Monz, Christof (Recipient), Neerincx, Mark (Recipient), Oliehoek, Frans (Recipient), Prakken, Henry (Recipient), Schlobach, Stefan (Recipient), van der Gaag, Linda (Recipient), van Harmelen, Frank (Recipient), van Hoof, Herke (Recipient), van Riemsdijk, Maria Birna (Recipient), van Wynsberghe, Aimee A.L. (Recipient), Verbrugge, Rineke (Recipient), Verheij, Bart (Recipient), Vossen, Piek (Recipient) & Welling, Max (Recipient), 24 Jan 2022