Under the title "Digital Government Research — Then, Now, and in Years to Come,” Hans Jochen Scholl gave the keynote speech at the EGOV-CeDEM-ePart conference held at the University of Granada, Spain. The conference was held in a hybrid format with about 40 attendees on site and another 60 attendees online. EGOV-CeDEM-ePart, organized by the IFIP Working Group 8.5 (Information Systems in Public Administration), is the top-rated Digital Government Conference in Europe, which attracts submissions from across the globe.
Within the Digital Transformation track of the conference, Hans Jochen Scholl also presented a paper co-authored with Erich E. Holdeman under the title "Practitioners’ Perceptions of Fitness to Task of a Leading Disaster Response Management Tool,” which will appear in the conference proceedings published within the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.
Leo Stewart has been awarded a Predoctoral NIH T32 Demography & Data Science Fellowship by the UW Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology. The fellowship and training will support research on how to represent trans identities in demographic data. Congratulations, Leo!
Stefania Druga was invited as a guest speaker at mSchools EdChange, an event series on education and emerging technologies within the framework of the GSMA Mobile World Congress.
Fangqing He, Yifeng Wang, Stefania Druga presented their paper as part of the Fragile Earth Workshop at ACM's KDD Virtual 2021 Conference: “A Design Framework for Citizen-Science AI Platforms for Families.”
Research conducted by Prerna Juneja and Tanu Mitra was cited in a Seattle Times article: “Adam Schiff, Elizabeth Warren ask Amazon to curtail COVID misinformation.”
Aylin Caliskan and the Responsible AI Systems & Experiences (RAISE) center were highlighted in Geekwire’s TechMoves section last week: “Bill-Gates backed Kymeta adds new co-CEOs; ex-Zillow exec joins Roofstock board.”
Annie Searle’s September column, “Look for the Light,” was republished this week to Xanthus Communications’ news portal.
- was featured in a UW News article titled, “Do Alexa and Siri make kids bossier? New research suggests you might not need to worry.” She was also mentioned in a KING5 segment.
- was interviewed on the Dave Ross show.
- presented her research on AI education to 100 teachers in Chile as part of a webinar organized by the Chilean British Institute.
- will give a webinar talk on Democratizing AI education with and for families (1 Mar 2022) as part of the series of computing education research talks organized by the Raspberry Pi Foundation.
Brian Keith Norambuenaa, Tanu Mitra, and Chris North had a paper accepted to IEEE VIS 2021: Brian Felipe Keith Norambuena, Tanushree Mitra, and Chris North. 2021. “Narrative Sensemaking: Strategies for Narrative Maps Construction.” Proc. of 2021 IEEE Visualization Conference (VIS), 2021 (accepted July 2021).
Chirag Shah was quoted in an InformationWeek article titled, “How AI Will Change IT Jobs.”