European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Centre for Advanced Studies
Vicky Charisi is a Research Scientist at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission with a focus on the impact of Interactive and Intelligent Systems on Child Development. Her work contributes to the designs, use and evaluation of embodied robotic artefacts to create novel learning environments for children’s holistic and creative development. For her research, she collaborates with leading research groups, international organizations and industry. Currently, she collaborates with UNICEF, NY to pilot the latest Policy Guidance for AI and Child’s Rights with a focus on robotic technologies by conducting studies in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United States. She is currently serving as a Chair at the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society for Cognitive and Developmental Systems, TF Human-Robot Interaction (2021-2023), she is an associate editor at the International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction and she has been featured in the list of 50 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics Hall of Fame for her activities in 2020.