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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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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