Symposium

Panelists

Leaders of panels on relevant topics of our time, including social media misinformation and disinformation during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles, tracking COVID-19 through the transportation system and examining algorithmic fairness and transparency through the lens of racial and social justice.

Jakki Bailey

Jakki Bailey

Assistant Professor, School of Information

Panel 3: Human-AI Interaction: Information, Disinformation, & Racial Justice

Dr. Jakki Bailey specializes in immersive media, and its influence on cognition, behavior, and learning. She is the current Scott C. and Vickie S. Reeve Endowed Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin. Bailey examines the psychological implications…

Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Associate Professor, Department of English

Panel 2: Society & AI: Collaborative Research with the City of Austin

Samuel Baker, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a Junior Fellow of the British Studies Program, and frequently teaches for Plan II Honors. Dr. Baker is…

Chandra Bhat

Chandra Bhat

Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Director, D-STOP USDOT Tier 1 Center

Panel 3: Human-AI Interaction: Information, Disinformation, & Racial Justice

Dr. Chandra R. Bhat is a world-renowned expert in the area of transportation and urban policy design, with far reaching implications for public health, energy dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and societal quality of life. Methodologically, he has been a pioneer…

Tanya Clement

Tanya Clement

Associate Professor, Department of English

Panel 1: ML & Robotics: Collaborative Research with the Institute for the Foundations of ML

Tanya Clement studies the dynamic interplay of digital information systems and scholarly research in literary study by considering how the data, algorithms, software, platforms, and networks that comprise digital information systems are co-constructed with the services, practices, policies and theories…

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Ken Fleischmann

Professor, School of Information

Panel 2: Society & AI: Collaborative Research with the City of Austin

Ken Fleischmann is the Founding Chair of Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge and the Founding Director of Undergraduate Studies (B.S.I./B.A. in Informatics). His research and teaching focus on the ethics of AI, including the role of human values in…

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Joydeep Ghosh

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Panel 1: ML & Robotics: Collaborative Research with the Institute for the Foundations of ML

Joydeep Ghosh is currently the Schlumberger Centennial Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He also serves as the Chief Scientist of CognitiveScale , which was selected in 2018 to be among the 61…

Sherri Greenberg

Sherri Greenberg

Professor of Practice, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Panel 2: Society & AI: Collaborative Research with the City of Austin

Sherri R. Greenberg is a professor of practice and fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and she is the Graduate Advisor for the LBJ School Master of Public…

Junfeng Jiao

Junfeng Jiao

Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning Program, School of Architecture ; Director, Urban Information Lab

Panel 2: Society & AI: Collaborative Research with the City of Austin

Junfeng Jiao is an associate professor in the Community and Regional Planning program at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Architecture (UTSOA). Dr. Jiao’s research focuses on urban informatics/big data, smart city and shared mobility, using different technologies…

Adam Klivans

Professor, Department of Computer Science

Panel 1: ML & Robotics: Collaborative Research with the Institute for the Foundations of ML

Adam Klivans is a recipient of the NSF Career Award. His research interests lie in machine learning and theoretical computer science, in particular, Learning Theory, Computational Complexity, Pseudorandomness, Limit Theorems, and Gaussian Space. He also serves on the editorial board…

Peter Stone

Peter Stone

Professor, Department of Computer Science

Panel 1: ML & Robotics: Collaborative Research with the Institute for the Foundations of ML

I am the founder and director of the Learning Agents Research Group (LARG) within the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as associate department chair and chair of…

Sharon Strover

Professor, School of Journalism and Media

Panel 3: Human-AI Interaction: Information, Disinformation, & Racial Justice

Sharon Strover is the Philip G. Warner Regents Professor in Communication and former Chair of the Radio-TV-Film Department at the University of Texas, where she teaches communications and telecommunications courses and directs the Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute. As of…

S. Craig Watkins

Professor, School of Journalism and Media

Panel 3: Human-AI Interaction: Information, Disinformation, & Racial Justice

S. Craig Watkins is the incoming Ernest A. Sharpe Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. An internationally recognized expert in media, Watkins is the author of five books exploring young people's engagement with media and technology. His…