Ramon Lopez de Mantaras is Research Professor of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute of the CSIC. Master of Science in Engineering (Computer Science) from the University of California at Berkeley (USA). Ph.D. in Computer Science, from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain).
Marc Torrens is Chief Innovation Officer at Strands, Inc. Marc is co-founder of Strands, Inc, develops recommendation and personalization technologies; he is also co-founder of Iconomic Systems, a software company for planning travels on the Internet acquired by i:FAO AG, Germany. Marc is PhD from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.