Marketa Dolejsova

 is a PhD Candidate in the Communication and New Media at the National University of Singapore, specializing in health and diet self-experimentation in citizen science communities. She runs several critical food design projects exploring themes around human-food interaction, data cuisines and edible storytelling. She has published in HCI venues including CHI or CSCW and organized workshops on food and diet experimentation at conferences and in art/design spaces globally. Full bio at

Denisa Kera

is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University. She is a philosopher and designer working on open and citizen science projects around the world and part of the GOSH (Gathering for Open Science Hardware) and Hackteria networks of artists, designers and scientists supporting science in the Global South.  In her current research, she experiments with open hardware and blockchain technologies, such as Ethereum to support novel forms of public participation and engagement in science. She is recognized for her pioneering work on the hackerspaces and makerspaces in EU and Asia, which she studied since 2010. Before joining ASU, she spent the last decade working as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, but also Senior Lecturer in Prague college and New Media Studies, Charles University in Prague. Her previous career includes internet start-ups and journalism.

Cristiano Storni

is a Lecturer in Interaction Design and Director at Computer Science and Information Systems department, University of Limerick. He holds a PhD in Information Systems and Organization from the Faculty of Sociology in the University of Trento. His research lies at the intersection of Science and Technology studies and Interaction/participatory research. His current research concerns design theory and practices, the social shaping of technology especially ICT (with an interest on the notions of appropriation, participation, and empowerment) and in different application areas: Health Care, Web2.0, open hardware and software, and social innovation. In the healthcare domain, he focuses on self-care practices and technology in the context of chronic and less-known disease (especially type 1 Diabetes). In the design area, he is currently working on the 'coming together' of design (participatory and interactive) and Actor Network Theory.

Rohit Ashok Khot

is a PhD candidate in the Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University. His PhD research utilizes emerging technologies such as 3D printers and food printers to orchestrate new design strategies for making physical activity more memorable, enjoyable and fulfilling. His work has received numerous accolades that include best paper and honorable mention awards, a prestigious IBM Research PhD fellowship and key media mentions. Rohit also serves on program committees for reputed conferences like TEI, DIS and CHI WiP.  Full bio at

Ivan John Clement

is a data scientist with Merck & Co. (MSD), focused on applying advanced analytics on next-generation sequencing and -omics data, health economics read-outs, and novel forms of real-world evidence. He has held research attachments with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Singapore-MIT for Research and Technology (SMART), and the Mechanobiology Institute, working on projects ranging basic cancer pathophysiology to mobile- and cloud-enabled health data collection and analysis. He was formerly a computational scientist with Eli Lilly and Company, building computational models of human clinical trials and supporting report submissions to authorities such as the FDA.

Inka Pavelka

is a senior program manager with Merck & Co. (MSD), spearheading the company’s academic-industry engagement efforts in the IT space. She is part of the pioneer group of change-agents executing on Merck’s "Innovation Hub" concept - a network spread across US, Europe, and Asia designed to enable digital health transformation and access to IT innovation. As part of the "Innovation Hub" concept, she has designed and organized the Singapore Grand Challenge - a co-creation event with student groups from Singapore universities around digital health. She was formerly with Sun Microsystems, working on semantic web projects.

Puneet Kishor

is an open science and data advocate based in Washington DC, Paris and Mumbai. He is a member of Plazi, a Swiss non-profit dedicated to freeing structured data from taxonomic literature, and a visiting scientist at the Homi Bhabha Center for Science Education, Mumbai. Until recently, Puneet was the Manager of Science and Data Policy at Creative Commons, a San Francisco-based NGO with a mission to realize the full potential of the internet through tools that permit open licensing. He believes in "open by default" and works toward a scenario where private data may be used for public good within the prevailing norms and regulations of ethics and privacy. Full bio at