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Who is Pinar?
Pinar Heggernes is the head of Department of Informatics at UiB and professor of algorithms. She has extensive experience as a researcher and educator, as a leader of several externally funded projects and as a member of program boards and editorial committees of international scientific conferences and journals. She is active in the national research and education policy arena, as a board member of the Research Council of Norway and chair of the board of NORA – Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium.
She is interested in collaboration between academia, businesses and public administration; she is a member of the resource group for digitization of Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and advisory board for the Norwegian Cognitive Center. She has played a key role in coordinating various initiatives related to interdisciplinary ICT research and interdisciplinary ICT educations at UiB. Heggernes has her education from UiB and has had several long research stays abroad, including USA, France and Turkey. She has been a board member of the Faculty of mathematics and natural sciences, and a deputy member of the university board at UiB. She is 52 years old, married and has two adult sons.