Symposium on AI Opportunities and Challenges (SAIOC) Biographies

Symposium Co-Chairs

Peter Mozelius is an Associate Professor and Researcher, working at the Department of Communication, Quality Management and Information Systems at the Mid Sweden University in Östersund, Sweden. His research interests are in the fields of  Game-based learning, Artificial intelligence, Lifelong learning and Programming education.

Assistant Professor Niklas Humble is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Computer and Geospatial Sciences at the University of Gävle, Sweden. He teaches courses in computer programming, interaction design, research methodology and writing, and supervises students at bachelor’s level. Research interests include CS education, Professional development, AI, Computational ethics, Research methodology, Design science, and Game-based learning.

Jimmy Jaldemark, Associate Professor, Mid Sweden University, has worked within the field of educational technology since the 1990s. His research interest concerns collaborative, lifelong, mobile, and networked aspects of learning, including educational technologies such as AI, mobile devices and social media. He serves as editor for the British Journal of Educational Technology


Programme Chair

Dr Paul Griffiths BSc, MEng, DBA, A.Dip.C is Professor of Banking, Finance and Fintech and Academic Director of the MSc in Banking and Fintech at the Ecole de Management de Normandie and is based at the UK Campus in Oxford. Prior to becoming a full-time academic Paul spent many years in leadership positions at global management consulting firms, serving Boards of blue-chip companies, particularly in the financial services sector. He specialises in the management of intangible assets such as intellectual capital and artificial intelligence. He helps organisations and industry sectors set up knowledge networks on technological platforms such as cognitive computing, augmented reality and blockchain. Having lived in nine and worked in 15 countries he defines himself as multicultural. 


Keynote Speakers

Mutlu Cukurova is Professor of Learning and Artificial Intelligence at University College London. His work aims to address the pressing socio-educational challenge of preparing people for a future with AI systems that will require a great deal more than the routine cognitive skills currently prized by many education systems. Prof. Cukurova directs the UCLAT team at UCL, is engaged with UNESCO’s Unit for Technology and AI in Education, was the programme co-chair of the International Conference of AI in Education in 2020 and the international conference of computer-supported education in 2022, is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Educational Technology and an associate editor of the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction.


Sanna Järvelä is a professor in learning sciences and head of the Learning and Educational Technology Research Lab (LET) in the University of Oulu, Finland. Her research interests deal with self-regulated learning, computer supported collaborative learning and AI in education. Järvelä and her research group is internationally recognized in theoretical and methodological advancement of social aspects of self-regulated learning (socially shared regulation in learning) and multimodal research methods. She has published over 200 scientific papers in international refereed journals and about 60 book chapters and three edited books (GS h-index 72). Järvelä is a member of the OECD PISA 2025 ‘Learning in the Digital World’ expert team, co-PI of the Center for Learning and Living with AI (CELLA) and leader of the Hybrid Intelligence: Human-AI co-evolution and learning in multi-realities (HI) research programme in the University of Oulu 2023-2028.


Virginie Hachard has been Associate Professor of Finance and Deputy Dean of the Faculty at EM Normandie since 2016. Graduated of the DESCF and from EM Normandie, she obtained her PhD in Management Sciences in 2009 from the University of Caen Normandie on the creation process of the neo-entrepreneur. For twenty years, she was responsible for coordinating teaching in the Undergraduate and Master's courses at EM Normandie, after working for an auditing firm. She currently coordinates individual and group training courses for the faculty and develops educational and digital training offers and related certifications. She is also working on the development of e-learning modules, course hybridization and the integration of artificial intelligence into courses and curricula. Her areas of research include intrapreneurship, business models, teleworking, and educational pedagogies.