Catholijn M. Jonker

Catholijn Jonker (1967) is full professor of Interactive Intelligence at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of the Delft University of Technology. Jonker studied computer science, and did her PhD studies at Utrecht University. After a post-doc position in Bern, Switzerland, she became assistant (later associate) professor at the Department of Artificial Intelligence of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. From September 2004 until September 2006 she was a full professor of Artificial Intelligence / Cognitive Science at the Nijmegen Institute of Cognition and Information of the Radboud University Nijmegen. She chaired De Jonge Akademie (Young Academy) of the KNAW (The Royal Netherlands Society of Arts and Sciences) in 2005 and 2006, and she was a member of the same organization from 2005 to 2010. She is a member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maarschappij der Wetenschappen andof the Academia Europaea. She was the president of the National Network Female Professors (LNVH) in The Netherlands from September 2013 till January 2016. She served TU Delft for one year as interim head of department for the Design Engineering Department (2014/2015). Catholijn is EurAI Fellow since 2015, and EurAI board member since 2016, EurAI is the European Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Her publications address cognitive processes and concepts such as negotiation, teamwork and the dynamics of individual agents and organizations. In all her research lines Catholijn has adopted a value-sensitive approach. In particular, she works towards intelligent agents that can interact with their users in value-conflicting situations when also meta-values no longer solve the situation.  In Delft she works with an interdisciplinary team to create synergy between humans and technology by understanding, shaping and using fundamentals of intelligence and interaction. End 2007 her NWO-STW 1.5 M€ VICI project “Pocket Negotiator” has been awarded. In this project she develops intelligent decision support systems for negotiation. An experimental version of the Pocket Negotiator can be found at:http://ii.tudelft.nl/negotiation/index.php/Pocket_Negotiator.

04 October 2022

Drivers of partially automated vehicles are blamed for crashes that they cannot reasonably avoid

Drivers of partially automated vehicles are blamed for crashes that they cannot reasonably avoid

People seem to hold the human driver to be primarily responsible when their partially automated vehicle crashes. But is this reasonable? Researchers Niek Beckers, Luciano Cavalcante Siebert, Merijn Bruijnes, Catholijn Jonker & David Abbink from the AiTech initiative investigated the apparent mismatch between the public’s attribution of blame and finding from the human factors literature regarding human’s ability to remain vigilant in partially automated driving.

30 September 2022

Drivers of automated vehicles are blamed for crashes that they cannot reasonably avoid

Drivers of automated vehicles are blamed for crashes that they cannot reasonably avoid

19 September 2022

Responsible AI in Military Applications - Call for Papers

Responsible AI in Military Applications - Call for Papers

Artificial Intelligence can bring great advantages to the military, but at the same time it poses unique risks when applied in this domain. It comes with questions of accountability and responsibility, human control, legitimacy, human dignity and human autonomy. Researchers from the TU Delft Digital Ethics Centre will be putting together a special issue in the journal Ethics and Information Technology on Responsible AI in Military Applications. The editors welcome contributions.

01 July 2022

AiTech paper on Meaningful Human Control published in AI and Ethics

AiTech paper on Meaningful Human Control published in AI and Ethics

The concept of meaningful human control has been proposed to address responsibility gaps that arise with the use of AI. However, translating this concept into a concrete design and engineering practice is far from trivial. In their paper, "Meaningful human control: actionable properties for AI system development", researchers of the AiTech interdisciplinary program address the gap between philosophical theory and design & engineering practice by identifying four actionable properties for human-AI systems under meaningful human control.

11 May 2022

Catholijn Jonker Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw

Catholijn Jonker Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw

J.l. 26 april 2022 heeft Catholijn Jonker een Koninklijke Onderscheiding ontvangen. Het zogenoemde lintje is een beloning voor iemand die iets bijzonders heeft gedaan voor de Nederlandse samenleving. Jonker is benoemd tot Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw.

03 May 2022

Dutch cabinet is awarding 21.3 million euros to the research project ‘The algorithmic society’

In the framework of the Gravitation programme, the Dutch cabinet is awarding 21.3 million euros to the research project ‘The algorithmic society’, led by UvA University Professors Natali Helberger and Claes de Vreese. Seda Gürses is one of the Co-PIs on the project, together with José van Dijck (UU), Monique Buijzen (EUR), Corien Prins (UVT).

28 April 2022

Five Royal Honours at TU Delft

Kornelis Blok (TBM), Jaap Harlaar (3mE), Paulien Herder (TNW), Catholijn Jonker (EWI) and Rob Mudde (CVB) received a Royal Decoration this year for their major contributions to education, science and society.

26 April 2022

Royal Honours for Catholijn Jonker

Royal Honours for Catholijn Jonker

Today, Professor Catholijn Jonker has received a Royal Distinction. The so-called ‘ribbon’ is a reward for someone who has done something special for Dutch society. Jonker is appointed Knight of the Order of the Lion of the Netherlands. She receives the recognition because of the special way in which she applies her expertise across her many roles – as an enthusiastic and passionate connector, a researcher, and a teacher and supervisor. She does so both nationally and internationally, working towards embedding artificial intelligence in the social environment.

29 March 2022

Yu-Wen Chen won Best Poster/Video Award at EEMCS PhD Event 2022

Yu-Wen Chen won Best Poster/Video Award at EEMCS PhD Event 2022

Yu-Wen Chen, a PhD student in the Interactive Intelligence group, won the Best Poster/Video Award at EEMCS PhD Event 2022.

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