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Advisory Board

The MuseIT Project Advisory Board (PAB) and Ethics Advisory Board (EAB) comprise external experts in cultural heritage, inclusion, accessibility, co-creation and equal opportunities for all, technical issues, and ethical issues.

What is their role? These experts have an advisory role in the project. They support the orientation of our project's development with their expertise. Some of them work within cultural institutions but also agencies working on disability, inclusion, accessibility, etc. 
Discover them and their experiences!

Project Advisory Board (PAB)

Andy Augousti
Andy Augousti is a Professor of Applied Physics and instrumentation at Kingston University London. He has published over 150 research papers, and edited several volumes of conference proceedings and a Ukrainian-English Visual Dictionary of Physics. He holds three patents and his qualifications include an MBA and a DSc, as well as a PhD. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Measurement and Control, as well as a winner of the Honeywell Medal and the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control. His research interests are broad, including biomedical technology, analytical instrumentation, sustainability and aspects of theoretical physics.
Ann-Britt Johamsson
Ph.D., CLVT, COMS. Ann-Britt Johansson is a senior researcher at Eikholt National Resource Center for people with Dual Sensory Loss, in Norway
Astrid Kappers
Astrid Kappers is a full professor of Fundamental and Applied Haptics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She is an expert on human perception, both haptics and vision. Her research has always had a strong fundamental focus, but recently, she has also been involved in more applied research. She has over 30 years of experience in research on perception. She (co-)authored more than 250 publications, and she has been (co)-promotor of 29 PhD students. She participated in several national and international research consortia.
Deborah Kelleher
Deborah Kelleher is President of the Association of Music Conservatoires (AEC) and Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. The RIAM is an associate college of Trinity College Dublin and in addition to its 3rd and 4th level programmes, runs a busy Junior Department and Adult Division. In 2019, RIAM founded the Open Youth Orchestra of Ireland, an ensemble which includes musicians with additional needs which uses adaptive technology as well as acoustic instruments to create its music.
Denny Vrandečić
Denny Vrandečić is the founder of Wikidata, co-creator of Semantic MediaWiki, and former elected member of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. He worked for Google on the Google Knowledge Graph. He was a researcher in Semantic Web and Knowledge Representation, having worked at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He is currently Head of Special Projects at the Wikimedia Foundation, leading the development of Wikifunctions and Abstract Wikipedia.
Dr. Almila Akdag Salah
Dr. Almila Akdag Salah is an assist prof. at the Utrecht University, Dept. of Information and Computational Sciences. Her research interests combine qualitative and quantitative methods to study mainly humanities and social data and joined UU Human Centered Computing group recently. She is a Digital Humanities Scholar with a diverse expertise from new media analysis to bibliometrics and information visualization with over 50 publications in related fields. Her recent project analyses the oral history archives of trauma survivors.
Dr. Krishna Chandramouli
Dr. Krishna Chandramouli (Venaka Treleaf) has research interest in computer vision technologies, machine learning algorithms, AI applications for promoting media accessibility and societal inclusion. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in conferences/journals and has published books on AI technologies. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and IET societies.
Elizabeth Jones
Liz Jones is the Arts and Wellbeing Coordinator at Sense, an international charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. They currently coordinate Sense’s Internal Garden project, in partnership with The National Trust and Sound Artist, Justin Wiggan. Internal Garden is an immersive performance programme of interactive art installations, educational events, and an exhibition, all exploring sound art and plant consciousness. They are a master’s graduate in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University with a gender-based focus on increasing accessibility in the arts.
Femke Krijger
Hildebjørg Karlsen Bjørge
Hildebjørg Karlsen Bjørge, signlanguage interpreter and interpreter for deafblind consumers since 1995. Established Hapti-co in 2008, and have since been teaching Social Haptic communication, both in Norway and in other countries. Hapti-co has three co-founders. One of the authors of the book "Haptisk kommunikasjon" 2013, and also the american edition made with Helen Keller National Center in 2015. "Haptic communication". Hapti-co also made an app for haptic signals in 2020, "Haptics: pocket edition".
Jo Stokes
Jolan Wuyts
Jolan Wuyts is a digital humanist working in the Europeana Collections Engagement team as a Collections Editor. He focuses on project management of European Generic Service and H2020 projects, and co-chairs the Europeana Diversity and Inclusion cross-team. His main interests lie in creating free online democratised access to culture, incorporating social justice and climate justice in cultural heritage work, and providing support to those who want to use cultural heritage APIs for their own projects or platforms.
Marie-Véronique Leroi
Raymond Holt
Riita Lahtinen & Russ Palmer
Riitta Lahtinen has a PhD in special education 2008, developing social-haptic communication. She has 40 years experience working with visually and hearing impaired and other disability groups. She has published many books and is senior researcher of Andante research group at University in Tampere, Finland. Research interests: social-haptic communication, haptices, haptemes, dual-sensory impairment, low-vision and mobility, audio and sound description. Russ Palmer is a qualified music therapist and a vibroacoustic therapy practitioner, who studied in Finland and is part of Andante research group in University of Tampere, Finland. He mainly focuses on clients with a hearing or dual-sensory impairment and has published several articles on musical perception by cochlear implants and vibrations. He is a musician using two cochlear implants and has published several CDs.
Rimvydas Laužikas
Prof. Rimvydas Laužikas is a digital heritage research and communication professor at the Faculty of Communication at Vilnius University. His education is in the interdisciplinary fields of educational sciences, history, archaeology, communication, and information sciences. Rimvydas’ research interests cover the communication of cultural heritage and museology, history and heritage-based identities, and the history of gastronomy. He has written four monographs (with co-authors) and more than 50 scholarly articles in the fields of his interests. He participates in international expert, projects and COST Actions and Archaeological practices and knowledge work in the digital environment. Rimvydas Laužikas taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate academic courses in history, cultural and digital heritage, heritage communication, digital culture, and museum studies. He served as the primary supervisor of eight PhD dissertations.
Rolf Lund
Ed.D., M.Sc (optom), CLVT. Rolf Lund is a senior researcher at Eikholt National Resource Center for people with Dual Sensory Loss, in Norway
Sarah Woodin
Sarah Woodin has a PhD in Sociology and Social Policy from the University of Leeds and is currently an independent researcher. Her areas of expertise are disability, including interdisciplinary research; research methods; accessibility; disability policy; independent living and the social implications of scientific research. She was a member of the Leeds team for the SUITCEYES project, responsible for co-ordinating research on user needs and comparative social policy.
Sheryl Hanna-Kumas
She has a degree in inclusion, arts and education and is currently the Head of Wellness at Sense TouchBase Pears.

Ethics Advisory Board (EAB)

Henrik Skaug Sætra

Henrik Skaug Sætra is a political scientist with a broad and inter-disciplinary background and approach, mainly focusing on the political, ethical, and social implications of technology, with a specific focus on AI. His research also includes broader inquiries into the sustainability related implications of technology, including its social, economic, and environmental impacts.

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Dina Babushkina

Dina Babushkina is an Assistant Professor in philosophy of technology & society at the Section of Philosophy(University of Twente), where she is the co-founder of the Ethics and Epistemology of AI interdisciplinary research initiative. Dina is also a research fellow in the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies project (ESDiT) and a visiting researcher at the Robophilosophy, AI Ethics, and Datafication research group (Practical Philosophy, University of Helsinki). Dina has a PhD in Ethics (Dr. Soc Sc with a focus on moral psychology and normative ethics) and a PhD in History of Philosophy (Dr. Phil with a focus on British Idealism). In philosophy of technology, her primary research interest is in artificial intelligence and robotics. To tackle the ethical problems with AI, Dina is developing an “ethics-through-epistemology” approach, combining elements of ethics, epistemology, semiotics, psychology, and philosophical anthropology. Dina has published extensively on the ways AI (and social robotics) affect, change, and disrupt interpersonal relationships, personhood and human lived experiences, paying special attention to effects of AI on human cognitive practices and decision making. Dina’s works track and critique AI-stimulated conceptual change with respect to such moral concepts as respect, trust, responsibility, moral agency; and such epistemic concepts as reasoning, truth, meaning, and knowledge.

Elin Palm

Elin Palm (Ph.D, Docent) is an Associate Professor in Applied Ethics at Linköping University. She obtained her Ph.D. in February 2008 at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH); Stockholm. Since 2010 she is working at the Division of Philosophy and Applied Ethics. Her main research interests lie at the intersection between technology and ethics.

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