Sarah J. Jackson

Sarah J. Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and faculty affiliate of the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies at Northeastern University. Her research and teaching interests include the use of media and technology to represent racial justice and social movements, with a particular focus on the role of social media in activism. Her research on the use of Twitter by journalists and activists has been funded by the Knight foundation.

Jackson is also a faculty affiliate of Northeastern’s Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies program. Her most recent book, Black Celebrity, Racial Politics and the Press examines the relationship between race, celebrity protest and the media. Her commentary has been featured on PBS, Politico and NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook.

Sarah Jackson
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Faculty Affiliate of Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University

Areas of Expertise: Communications, Media Studies, Technology, Gender Studies, Social Media, Politics, Culture, Social Sciences

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Contact Information:
E-mail: s.jackson@northeastern.edu
Phone: (617) 373-7874
Twitter: @sjjphd

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Tristan Walker

Tristan Walker is a technology entrepreneur who aims to diversify the tech industry by recruiting top young black and Latino/a talent to Silicon Valley. In 2012, he left his position as director of business development at Foursquare to found Walker & Company, a company that creates beauty products for people of color. Its flagship brand the shaving kit Bevel, which is designed for people with coarse, curly hair.

Walker has been named one of Ebony Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful people, Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment” and was a USA Today Person of the Year in 2014. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University, where he graduated as valedictorian, and the Stanford University School of Business.


CEO, Walker & Company Brands

Areas of Expertise: Technology, Diversity, Education, Branding, Marketing and Communications

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Contact Information:
E-mail: walkerco@theoutcastagency.com
Twitter: @tristanwalker

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All Things Considered: Meet The Man Who Wants To Diversify Silicon Valley By 2040

 

Daisy Auger-Dominguez

Daisy Auger-Dominguez is the Global Head of Diversity Staffing at Google where she provides strategic direction, implementation, and alignment of Google’s global diversity hiring. Dominguez also serves on the board of directors of the Council of Urban Professionals. She was recently named a 2016 Top Executive in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise. She is based in San Francisco, CA.

Daisy Auger-Dominguez’s work is funded entirely by Google.

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Global Head of Diversity Staffing at Google

Location: San Francisco ,CA

Contact Information:

Email: daisy@auger-dominguez.com

Phone: (646) 552-5696

Twitter: @daisyad

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Arun Sundararajan

Arun Sundararajan serves as Professor and the Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is also an affiliated faculty member at NYU’s Center for Urban Science+Progress, and at NYU’s Center for Data Science.

Sundararajan’s research program studies how digital technologies transform business and society. His current research focuses on crowd-based capitalism, which he believes will evolve into a dominant model of organizing economic activity in the 21st century, altering how we consume, what it means to have a job, the nature of regulation, and the basis for trust in society. Sundararajan has provided expert input about the digital economy as part of Congressional testimony and to a variety of city, state and federal government agencies. His op-eds and expert commentary have appeared in print publications like the New Yorker, the New York Times and Harvard Business Review, as well as a variety of radio shows and TV programs.

Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences at New York University

Areas of Expertise: All Things Digital, The Sharing Economy, The Future Of Work, Tech In Emerging Markets, and Online Privacy

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: digitalarun@nyu.edu
Twitter: @digitalarun

Heard on NPR’s All Tech Considered: Apps That Share, Or Scalp, Public Parking Spots

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Derrick Cogburn

Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn is an Associate Professor of International Relations at American University. His current research includes global information and communication technology, socio-economic development, and institutional mechanisms for global governance of ICTs (information and communications technology).

Dr. Cogburn is executive director of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP), a “think tank” on disability policy that prepares transformative disability policy leaders for the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region with over 20 leading universities and partners. He is also the editor of the Palgrave Macmillan book series on Information Technology and Global Governance, and past president of the Information Technology and Politics section of the American Political Science Association.

Derrick L. Cogburn.jpgAssociate Professor of International Relations, American University

Areas of Expertise: International communication, global disability policy, global information and communication technology and policy, transnational nongovernmental organizations and global civil society, cyberinfrastructure, accessible cyberlearning, geographically distributed collaborative learning, big data

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:

Email: dcogburn@american.edu;

Mobile: 202-255-3991

Twitter: @derrickcogburn

Maya Aguilar, Communications Director

Email: maya.aguilar@aseanidpp.org;

Mobile: 949-291-3091

Twitter: @maya_aguilar

Heard on BFM 88.9: Moving Beyond the Social Stigma Attached to Disability

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Pedro Domingos

Pedro Domingos teaches computer science at the University of Washington in Seattle. His research spans a wide variety of topics in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science, including scaling learning algorithms to big data, maximizing word of mouth in social networks, unifying logic and probability, and deep learning.

A Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Domingos is also a winner of the SIGKDD Innovation Award, the highest honor in data science. He has held visiting positions at Stanford, Carnegie Mellon, and MIT.

Domingos is the co-founder of the International Machine Learning Society. He is the author of a popular science book on machine learning entitled “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World.”

Pedro Domingos
Professor of Computer Science, University of Washington

Areas of Expertise: Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Big Data, Robotics, Technology and Society

Location: Seattle, WA


Contact Information:

Email: pedrod@cs.washington.edu
Telephone: (206) 543-4229

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Associate Director of Publicity, Basic Books
Email:
Betsy.DeJesu@perseusbooks.com
Telephone: 212-340-8162

Heard in Lecture at University of Washington: Pedro Domingos Explains Machine Learning

Khaliah Barnes

Khaliah Barnes is associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project. EPIC works to protect privacy, freedom of expression, democratic values, and to promote the public voice in decisions concerning the future of the Internet.

Barnes works on a host of privacy issues and has submitted comments in over forty federal agency rulemakings and similar agency proceedings concerning the Privacy Act, the U.S. – EU Safe Harbor Framework, information security, air traveler rights, student privacy, consumer rights, automotive privacy, drones and domestic surveillance, medical privacy, and the Freedom of Information Act. As Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project, Barnes created the Student Privacy Bill of Rights, defending student privacy rights before federal regulatory agencies and federal court.

A frequent commentator on student data collection, Barnes has provided expert commentary to CBS This Morning, the New York Times and the Washington Post, among other outlets. She is also a lawyer, and will teach “Information Privacy Law” at Georgetown Law in 2016.

Khaliah Barnes
Associate Director of EPIC and Director of the EPIC Student Privacy Project

Areas of Expertise: Student Privacy, Consumer Privacy, Car Privacy, Drones and Domestic Surveillance, Government Databases, Privacy Act

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
Email: barnes@epic.org
Phone: (202) 483-1140 ext. 107

Heard on NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Tracking Privacy And Ownership In An Online World

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Shaundra Daily

Dr. Daily is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at Clemson University directing MorphLab. Her research is in human centered computing, which has led her to projects as wide-ranging as creating a computing system to address the emotional needs of teenage girls, to designing a system that uses physiological measures to give teachers feedback on student engagement. Dr. Daily has been profiled in the American Association for Advancement in Science website profiling African American Scientists; Engineer Your Life, geared towards encouraging young women to pursue engineering careers; and WGBH’s Science City. Trinity Broadcasting Network, Science Update Radio Program, National Public Radio, and Under the Microscope have also recognized her work. Currently, she is an Institute for the Advancement of Health Care Scholar and a Diverse Issues in Higher Education Emerging Scholar.

Shaundra Daily

Associate Professor in the School of Computing at Clemson University

Areas of expertise: Broadening participation in computing, Affective computing, Positive technology

Location: Greenville, SC

Contact Info:

Email: sdaily@clemson.edu

Mobile: (864) 656-5778

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Farai Chideya

Farai Chideya is an award-winning author and journalist with more than 20 years of experience combining media, technology and diversity. She is a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University, where she teaches radio journalism and works with campus organizations on student and faculty diversity.

Chideya is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Root, WNYC, BET, MSNBC and NPR, where she hosted News and Notes from 2006-2009 and sat in for Michel Martin on Tell Me More. As an author, she focuses on issues including jobs, technology, race relations and tech innovation. She is the author of “Innovating Women” and “Don’t Believe the Hype: Fighting Cultural Misinformation About African Americans,” which she is updating for a special 20th anniversary edition.

Chideya’s work with outlets such as ABC’s Nightline, CNN, MSNBC and Real Time with Bill Maher have earned her a National Education Reporting Award, a North Star News Prize and a special prize from the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association for coverage of AIDS.

Farai Chideya

Journalist, Author, Educator, Socio-Political Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Media, Technology, Diversity, Journalism, Women’s Issues, Social Entrepreneurship, Race, Race Relations, Politics, Innovation, Labor Economics

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information:

Email: fc51@nyu.edu
Phone: (682) 233-2724

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Tell Me More: Debating President Obama’s First Year On The Job

Charles Isbell

Charles Isbell is Senior Associate Dean and professor at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing and an expert in artificial intelligence. To let his bio explain:

Dr. Isbell’s research passion is artificial intelligence. In particular, he focuses on applying statistical machine learning to building autonomous agents that must live and interact with large numbers of other intelligent agents, some of whom may be human.

Lately, Dr. Isbell has turned his energies toward adaptive modeling, especially activity discovery (as distinct from activity recognition); scalable coordination; and development environments that support the rapid prototyping of adaptive agents. As a result he has begun developing adaptive programming languages, worrying about issues of software engineering, and trying to understand what it means to bring machine learning tools to non-expert authors, designers, and developers.

Senior Associate Dean at the College of Computing, Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology

Areas of Expertise: Artificial Intelligence, Interactive Computing, Software Engineering, Computer Programming Languages

Location: Atlanta, GA

Contact Info:

Phone: (404) 385-6491

Email: ptaylor@cc.gatech.edu

Isbell speaking for the Beckman Center Distinctive Voices Series: Interactive Artificial Intelligence