CMU WEF Contingent Boasts Strong SCS Participation

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - by Laura Kelly and Susie Cribbs

SCS faculty members are a large component of CMU's contingent at this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The School of Computer Science is a large component of Carnegie Mellon University's contingent this week at the World Economic Forum, held in Davos, Switzerland, through Jan. 26.

This year's theme at Davos, "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World," aims to rededicate international leaders from across industries and disciplines to developing a shared narrative that improves the world.

SCS participants include Associate Professor of Machine Learning Rita Singh and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jean Yang, who will collaborate with CyLab Biometrics Center Director Marios Savvides on the IdeasLab presentation "Ultra-Biometrics and Cybersecurity With Carnegie Mellon University." Singh, Savvides and Yang will also deliver solo presentations throughout the conference

Justine Cassell, associate dean for technology, strategy and impact in SCS, will give two solo presentations, "Governing Advanced Technologies: Machine Learning" and "Global Tech, Local Solutions: Artificial Intelligence."

Finally, Randy Sargent, senior systems scientist in the Robotics Institute, will sit on several panels throughout the event, as will Robotics Professor Illah Nourbakhsh.

Read more on CMU's participation in the World Economic Forum on the Carnegie Mellon News website.

For More Information, Contact:

Byron Spice | 412-268-9068 | bspice@cs.cmu.edu