Team


2018 COMMITTEE

President
Felix Farley
Felix studies BSc Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. He has worked in politics and in philanthropy in Australia. In recent months he has worked on the first Australian Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for blockchain startup Power Ledger, which is pioneering the peer-to-peer evolution of energy exchange. Felix intends on following his BSc studies at the LSE with a MSc in Data Science and a PhD in Information Systems, focusing on the public sector applications of blockchain and AI. In his spare time he reads.

 

 
We are currently assembling a new team for the 2018 Summit. Application enquiries should be directed to contact@aibsummit.com with a CV (mandatory) and cover letter (optional).
 

2017 COMMITTEE

President
Ioana-Roxana Dascalu
ioana
Ioana-Roxana studied BSc in International Relations at LSE, minoring in Business & Innovation. Her passions lie in disruptive and high technology, business development, astronomy, and politics. She is a former FBI Quantico Marine Corps Base student and a former candidate of the Hult Prize competition funded by the Clinton Global Initiative. In the future, she wishes to dedicate herself towards innovating and improving businesses.
 

Vice-President
Ketevan Papashvili
keti
Ketevan studied BSc International Relations at LSE. She has worked on various areas including Euro-Atlantic integration, nuclear proliferation and cybersecurity policy. She believes that with AI set to impact the individual and global routine, a diverse approach to understanding and managing the rise of the machine is warranted. Consequently, she is interested in how policies will be developed in order to catch up with technology, making initiatives more effective and ethically conscious. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy, working on multilateral cooperation and international collaborative projects.
 

Vice-President
Bartu Kaleagasi
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Bartu studied Law at UCL and Philosophy of Science at LSE. He currently studies Astrophysics at Queen Mary and works as a VC intern for space technology. His interests include artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and space exploration. He is the editor of The Social Humanist, an international journal with articles ranging from astrobiology to political analysis. In the future, he plans to study computer science and find opportunities in technology and venture capital. He also enjoys music, philosophy, and biking.
 

Head of Marketing
Catalina Popescu
Catalina studies BEng Computing at Imperial College London. Her interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, especially Natural Language processing. She is currently working on her own API as a personal project, hoping to bring innovation to automated information retrieval systems. She has worked for Microsoft as part of the BING team, developing a platform for incident management on maps. As future plans, she aims to broaden her horizons and professional background by taking courses in finance and economics, having developed an interest in algorithmic trading and DMA.
 

Marketing Officer
Gloria Rosetto
Gloria studies MSci Chemistry at Imperial College London. Her interests include renewable energy, astronomy, materials science, and green chemistry. She is currently the President of Imperial’s Environmental Society. She has worked as a lab assistant at DSM, as well as a research group at Imperial College. In the future, she plans to apply her studies towards achieving sustainability in chemical processes and materials. She also enjoys cooking, music, and running.
 

Head of Speaker Relations
Danial Alam
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Danial is in his third year studying Law at the LSE. He is particularly interested in the regulatory issues facing artificial intelligence and how AI can improve the financial services and legal industries. He also enjoys running and wishes to specialise in technology law after his degree.
 

Speaker Relations Officer
Connor McKenzie
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Connor is currently studying BSc Economic History at LSE, in his third year. His interests include French history, architecture, and football, being a keen follower of Liverpool FC. After university, he would like to pursue a career in finance.
 

Head of Robotics Demonstrations
Camin McCluskey
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Camin is in his third year at the LSE studying BSc Management. His passions include computer programming, golf, and his two cats. After graduation, he hopes to work in SaaS businesses leveraging artificial intelligence insights.
 

Robotics Demonstrations Officer
James Widdicks
james
James is a third year BSc Government and Philosophy student at the LSE. He is passionate about politics, football and Bob Dylan. Upon graduation he hopes to work in consultancy, helping to streamline businesses through technology implementation.
 

Head of Business Relations
Riccardo Volpato
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Riccardo studies Management Science at LSE with a major in Decision Science. His interests include consulting, research, and implementation, with an orientation towards functions in strategy, organisational structure, and sustainability. He has had various travel, study, and work experiences around Europe, Africa and Asia. He is fluent in four languages including Mandarin, and has a passion for international environments and fostering cross-border cooperation.
 

Business Relations Officer
Felix Farley
Felix studies BSc Government at the LSE, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. A keen interest in geopolitics underlies his focus on the defence-related applications of AI. Upon graduation, Felix plans to work with the Australian military before undergoing an MBA and commencing a career in business. Ambitions aside, he enjoys hiking and polo.
 

Business Relations Officer
Jae-Yong Lee
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Jae-Yong studied MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovations at LSE. Besides AI, his interests include hiking, running, boxing, playing the clarinet, and reading like a bookworm.
 

Business Relations Officer
Winston Best
Winston is currently studying BSc Management in his third year at the LSE. His passions range from social-entrepreneurship over playing the piano to skiing during the winter months. In the future, he sees himself working for a globally leading consultancy firm in order to drive companies from a variety of industries to operational excellence.
 


2018 COMMITTEE

President
Felix Farley

Felix studies BSc Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. He has worked in politics and philanthropy. In recent months he has worked on the first Australian Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for blockchain startup Power Ledger, which is pioneering the peer-to-peer evolution of energy exchange. Felix intends on following his BSc studies at the LSE with a MSc in Data Science and a PhD in Information Systems, focusing on the public sector applications of blockchain and AI. In his spare time he reads.
 

2017 COMMITTEE

President
Ioana-Roxana Dascalu

ioana

Ioana-Roxana studied BSc in International Relations at LSE, minoring in Business & Innovation. Her passions lie in disruptive and high technology, business development, astronomy, and politics. She is a former FBI Quantico Marine Corps Base student and a former candidate of the Hult Prize competition funded by the Clinton Global Initiative. In the future, she wishes to dedicate herself towards innovating and improving businesses.
 

Vice-President
Ketevan Papashvili

keti

Ketevan studied BSc International Relations student at LSE. She has worked on various areas including Euro-Atlantic integration, nuclear proliferation and cybersecurity policy. She believes that with AI set to impact the individual and global routine, a diverse approach to understanding and managing the rise of the machine is warranted. Consequently, she is interested in how policies will be developed in order to catch up with technology, making initiatives more effective and ethically conscious. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy, working on multilateral cooperation and international collaborative projects.
 

Vice-President
Bartu Kaleagasi

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Bartu studied Law at UCL and Philosophy of Science at LSE. He currently studies Astrophysics at Queen Mary and works as a VC intern for space technology. His interests include artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and space exploration. He is the editor of The Social Humanist, an international journal with articles ranging from astrobiology to political analysis. In the future, he plans to study computer science and find opportunities in technology and venture capital. He also enjoys music, philosophy, and biking.
 

Head of Marketing
Catalina Popescu

Catalina studies BEng Computing at Imperial College London. Her interests include artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, especially Natural Language processing. She is currently working on her own API as a personal project, hoping to bring innovation to automated information retrieval systems. She has worked for Microsoft as part of the BING team, developing a platform for incident management on maps. As future plans, she aims to broaden her horizons and professional background by taking courses in finance and economics, having developed an interest in algorithmic trading and DMA.
 

Marketing Officer
Gloria Rosetto

Gloria studies MSci Chemistry at Imperial College London. Her interests include renewable energy, astronomy, materials science, and green chemistry. She is currently the President of Imperial’s Environmental Society. She has worked as a lab assistant at DSM, as well as a research group at Imperial College. In the future, she plans to apply her studies towards achieving sustainability in chemical processes and materials. She also enjoys cooking, music, and running.
 

Head of Speaker Relations
Danial Alam

danial

Danial is in his third year studying Law at the LSE. He is particularly interested in the regulatory issues facing artificial intelligence and how AI can improve the financial services and legal industries. He also enjoys running and wishes to specialise in technology law after his degree.
 

Speaker Relations Officer
Connor McKenzie

Connor.jpg

Connor is currently studying BSc Economic History at LSE, in his third year. His interests include French history, architecture, and football, being a keen follower of Liverpool FC. After university, he would like to pursue a career in finance.
 

Head of Robotics Demonstrations
Camin McCluskey

Camin.jpg

Camin is in his third year at the LSE studying BSc Management. His passions include computer programming, golf, and his two cats. After graduation, he hopes to work in SaaS businesses leveraging artificial intelligence insights.
 

Robotics Demonstrations Officer
James Widdicks

james

James is a third year BSc Government and Philosophy student at the LSE. He is passionate about politics, football and Bob Dylan. Upon graduation he hopes to work in consultancy, helping to streamline businesses through technology implementation.
 

Head of Business Relations
Riccardo Volpato

riccardo

Riccardo studies Management Science at LSE with a major in Decision Science. His interests include consulting, research, and implementation, with an orientation towards functions in strategy, organisational structure, and sustainability. He has had various travel, study, and work experiences around Europe, Africa and Asia. He is fluent in four languages including Mandarin, and has a passion for international environments and fostering cross-border cooperation.
 

Business Relations Officer
Felix Farley

Felix studies BSc Government at the LSE, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. A keen interest in geopolitics underlies his focus on the defence-related applications of AI. Upon graduation, Felix plans to work with the Australian military before undergoing an MBA and commencing a career in business. Ambitions aside, he enjoys hiking and polo.
 

Business Relations Officer
Jae-Yong Lee

jae

Jae-Yong studied MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovations at LSE. Besides AI, his interests include hiking, running, boxing, playing the clarinet, and reading like a bookworm.
 

Business Relations Officer
Winston Best

Winston is currently studying BSc Management in his third year at the LSE. His passions range from social-entrepreneurship over playing the piano to skiing during the winter months. In the future, he sees himself working for a globally leading consultancy firm in order to drive companies from a variety of industries to operational excellence.