I am a Research Associate at the Artificial Intelligence and its Applications Institute (AIAI), School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. I am working on CONTEXT project. The project focuses on understanding the role of contexts in managing privacy online. Prior to working on CONTEXT project, I was working on ReEnTrust project. The project explores new technological opportunities for digital platforms to regain user trust and aims to identify how this may be achieved in ways that are user-driven and responsible. The focus of the project is on AI algorithms and large scale platforms used by the general public.
I have over eleven years experience working in academics. I started as a Graduate Assistant at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria in 2009. I hold a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria and a Master degree in Applied Computing and Information Technology from University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom. I completed my PhD at University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, which was about computational trust modelling and trust dialogues using argumentation theories.
My primary research interest involves how trust reasoning should be integrated into formal argumentation frameworks for multi-party dialogues to identify and extract the most trustworthy conclusions. Much of my work has focused on meta-argumentation frameworks for multi-party dialogues in which participants consider how much they trust each other and the advanced arguments in order to define their preferences over the arguments, given that arguments (or information that supports the arguments) from more trustworthy sources may be preferred to arguments from less trustworthy sources. I am also interested in trust building AI technologies. In particular, I am interested in investigating the factors that affect trust in the algorithms of online digital platforms and developing tools that can be used to engender/rebuild trust on these platforms. At moment, I am working on developing an agent-based Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) that will act on behalf of an individual to preserve privacy in online systems.
I have worked on a variety of issues relating to the following themes: i) knowledge representation and reasoning, ii) argumentation theories, iii) argumentation‑based agent dialogues, iv) trust computing and reputation mechanisms, v) explainable and responsible AI, vi) agent communication and language semantics, vii) AI ethics, viii) Machine reasoning, and ix) human‑ computer interaction.
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