Registration: CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics

Registration: CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics

CSE 490/590 T – Intelligent Machinery, Identity, and Ethics is a rich, interdisciplinary course on the past, present, and future of intelligence, both natural and artificial. The early lectures detail the history of computing, and the way it dovetails with the history of neuroscience, the industrial revolution, math and philosophy. The middle section will zoom out to consider the role of computing and intelligence in natural and evolutionary processes, as well as its role in redefining, augmenting, and sometimes harming individuals and society. ML Fairness and, more broadly AI ethics are part of this picture. In the final third, the course will explore some of the future implications of large-scale trends and emerging capabilities. Continue reading

Call for Workshop Participation: Algorithms on the Shop Floor: Data-driven Technologies in Organizational Context, Apr 19

Call for Workshop Participation: Algorithms on the Shop Floor: Data-driven Technologies in Organizational Context

Deadline: Applications due April 19, 2019

On June 14, 2019, Data & Society will host a workshop in NYC on the intersection of technology and organizational theory and practice. The workshop arises from an increasing need to understand how automated, algorithmic, AI, or otherwise data-driven technologies are being integrated into organizational contexts and processes. Continue reading

Events: Crafting Effective Diversity Statements & Cover Letters”

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CRAFTING EFFECTIVE DIVERSITY STATEMENTS & COVER LETTERS

A panel and workshop for postdocs and graduate students.

Thursday, Apr 4th, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, Unity Suite

What is a diversity statement? Why is it important? How do I describe my potential to contribute to diversity, inclusion and equity in academia and industry?

Panelists:

  • Rickey Hall, Vice President and University Diversity Officer, UW
  • Evangelina Shreeve, Director, STEM Education and Outreach, PNNL
  • Butch de Castro, Professor and Associate Dean, Nursing, UW
  • Cynthia del Rosario, Diversity, Equity and Access Officer, Information School, UW

Hear panelists talk about what they look for in a diversity statement when they are hiring; discuss expectations for a diversity statement in your job application; and begin writing one as part of the workshop.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/diversityStatement 

In celebration of 2019 Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, this event is generously co-hosted by:

  • UW Postdoc Diversity Alliance
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
  • Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • Core Programs, Graduate School

Funding: Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant, Mar 31

Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant

Deadline: Grant Proposals due by March 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM PDT

Broadening participation in computing is a core part of Microsoft’s values; accordingly, they are excited to continue the Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant that aims to recognize, support, and mentor diverse doctoral students as they complete their dissertation research in computing-related fields. Continue reading

Call for Papers: JCDL 2019 Workshop on Organizing Data, Information, and Knowledge in Big Data Environments, Apr 5

Call for Papers: JCDL 2019 Workshop on Organizing Data, Information, and
Knowledge in Big Data Environments

Deadline: Extensive summary submission due April 5, 2019

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants – information and computing researchers and professionals who work in the areas of information organization, information retrieval, knowledge management, data mining, and Big Data analytics — to get together and exchange research ideas on organizing access to data, information, and knowledge in Big Data environments. Continue reading

Talk: Not Just for Kids – How Children’s Literature Can Inspire Bold Conversations, Apr 2

 

Not Just for Kids – How Children’s Literature Can Inspire Bold Conversations

Speaker: Anu Taranath
Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Seattle- Othello (just East of the Link Light Rail Station)

To register for April 2019 Seattle – Othello Lunch & Learns, click here.

Description:
Children’s literature sparks the imaginations of young people and can provide warmth and comfort. But books like these can also inspire adults— helping us to imagine ourselves in a new way and think about identity, race, and society from a new perspective. In this talk, University of Washington professor Anu Taranath will showcase children’s books from around the world as well as diverse communities in the US, and invites audiences to take a closer look at the power of the printed page. Continue reading