Aylin Caliskan had two papers published at EMNLP 2021 and presented them at the conference last month:
- Robert Wolfe and Aylin Caliskan. “Low Frequency Names Exhibit Bias and Overfitting in Contextualizing Language Models.” Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2021).
- Autumn Toney-Wails and Aylin Caliskan. “ValNorm Quantifies Semantics to Reveal Consistent Valence Biases Across Languages and Over Centuries.”
Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2021).
The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) has awarded Nic Weber, Tanu Mitra, and Bill Howe a $178,808 grant for The Puget Sound Clinic for Public Interest Technology at the University of Washington-Seattle.
The Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) has also awarded Kurtis Heimerl (UW CSE), Jason Young, Emma Slager (UW Tacoma), and Esther Jang (UW CSE) a $90,000 grant for the next phase of Enabling Small-Scale Cooperative Cellular Networks for Distributed Internet Access. The project will expand community cellular network infrastructure and training programs to support digital equity within urban neighborhoods.
Michelle H. Martin has received a $15,000 iSchool Strategic Research Fund (SRF) award for Camp Read-a-Rama Goes Virtual.
This month Marika Cifor gave two invited book talks for her forthcoming book, Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS (University of Minnesota Press, 2022). The first hosted by the University of Toronto’s Critical Digital Humanities Initiative on November 4 and the second hosted by the Archival Technologies Lab at CUNY on November 30.
Marika Cifor also published an invited essay, “The AIDS Epidemic and its Afterlives: Frank Moore and the Labors of Activist Archiving,” for New York University’s Skirball Center Series on COVID19 and its Afterlives.
Jackson Brown, Nic Weber, and the Council Data Project published a short paper in the Journal of Open-Source Software (JOSS): “Council Data Project: Software for Municipal Data.”
- Fun fact about the author list of this paper – it includes three INFO, one current HCDE student, and a high school student from Bellevue!
Stefania Druga and Amy J. Ko had a paper conditionally accepted to CHI 2022: “Family as a Third Space for AI Literacies: How do children and parents learn about AI together?” Druga, Stefania, Li, Fee, and Ko, Amy J. CHI ’22: ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction 2022.
Annie Searle presented “3 Different Ways to Consider Cyber Risk” and took online questions and comments at the SecureWorld West Coast conference yesterday.
Chirag Shah was quoted in a Times Record article: “COVID-19 cases among children in Midcoast, statewide continue to rise.”