Batya Friedman presented the opening keynote titled, “Shaping Technology with Moral Imagination: Leveraging the Machinery of Value Sensitive Design” at NAACL 2022 (Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics) on July 11, 2022 in Seattle, WA. Conference attendance was 3000+.
Sandy Littletree and Cindy Aden received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Public Knowledge program grant of $82,000 for Centering Washington Tribal Libraries: Building Relationships and Understanding Libraries From the Stories of Their Communities.
Two of Mike Teodorescu’s papers are designated best papers (<10% of submissions) and finalists for the overall conference best paper in Technology Innovation Management (TIM):
- Nicholas Pairolero, Andrew Toole, Charles DeGrazia, Mike Horia Teodorescu, and Peter-Anthony Pappas, 2022: Closing the Gender Gap in Patenting: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial at the USPTO. Proceedings, 2022, https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2022.197
- Charles DeGrazia, Nicholas Pairolero, Peter-Anthony Pappas, Mike Horia Teodorescu, and Andrew Toole, 2022: Patents and the Independent Inventor Lifecycle. Proceedings, 2022, https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2022.199
Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine, along with Grant Timentwa, was selected to be the Master of Ceremonies (MC) for the Seafair Indian Days Powwow. The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF) has held the 3 day-long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years and this year’s event begins today!
Chirag Shah presented the following paper at the ACM FAccT 2022 conference in Seoul, South Korea: Shang, R., Feng, K. K., & Shah, C. (2022, June). Why Am I Not Seeing It? Understanding Users’ Needs for Counterfactual Explanations in Everyday Recommendations. In 2022 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (pp. 1330-1340).
Data Services for Indigenous Scholarship and Sovereignty (DSISS) project, funded by the Mellon Foundation, held its foundational workshop at UW on June 20-21, organized and led by Carole Palmer, Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Sandy Littletree, Nic Weber, Kaitlin (KJ) Srader, and Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine. Participants included Indigenous studies scholars and librarians from UW, University of British Columbia, Syracuse University, Washington State University, and UW-Tacoma.
Chirag Shah wrote an article for Healthcare IT News titled, “Sentient AI? Convincing you it’s human is just part of LaMDA’s job.”
Chirag Shah was quoted in a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty article: “How Google Has Allowed Fake News About The Srebrenica Genocide To Flourish.”
Katherine A. Cross was interviewed about the Metaverse for Le Monde: ”Metaverse becomes latest online arena of sexual assault.”