Wright Center Event: Seminar in Data Justice

The venue will be zoom, 3:30-4:30, Tuesdays, with at a link to be sent out each week. Please sign up here if you want to be on the mailing list.  Learn more about the Wright Center here.

  • 4/13 - Jay Aronson, Director of the Center for Human Rights Science at Carnegie Mellon University

Title: The Promise and Peril of AI, Machine Learning, and Data Analysis in Human Rights Practice 

Abstract: In this talk I will introduce Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Human Rights Science (CHRS); describe our work at the intersection of machine learning, computer vision, data analysis, and human rights; and present a case study on reconstructing citizen killings by security force personnel during the 2014 Euromaidan protests in Kiev, Ukraine. I will highlight the value of computer scientists partnering with community groups and human rights practitioners to advance social welfare, and encourage computer scientists to use a harm reduction approach (pioneered in the field of public health) in all of their work.

  • 4/20 - Jared Holt, Resident Fellow, Atlantic Council
  • 4/27 - Amiya Bhatia, Research Fellow in Social Epidemiology and Child Protection, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • 5/4 - Lillian Leung, Graduate Research Assistant, Eviction Lab, Princeton University
  • 5/11 - Alexa Koenig, Executive Director of the Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • 5/18 - Jacque Wernimont, Distinguished Chair in Digital Humanities & Social Engagement, WGSS, Dartmouth College
  • 5/25 - Leonardo Milano, Predictive Analytics Team Lead, and Stuart Campo, Data Responsibility Team Lead, UNOCHA Centre for Humanitarian Data