Diversity in Computing: Cyber Collective on How Personal Narratives Can Fuel the Responsible Tech Movement
The Barnard CSC is excited about our next Diversity in Computing Speakers, members of the Cyber Collective!
How Personal Narratives Can Fuel the Responsible Tech Movement
Join us to hear the Cyber Collective speak about how they put personal narratives at the center of their research. Cyber Collective, founded in 2020 as the only women of color owned and operated community-centered research organization that focuses on data ethics, privacy, and cyber security research, directly tackles the clear tension between business interests and society’s well-being. In this talk, members share how personal identities and narrative sharing are central to the impact technology has on society and vice versa. They speak about the collective’s Creative Research Sessions, the role of identity and culture in computational research, and its relationship to policy making.
Tazin Khan, Founder of Cyber Collective
Fara Islam, Creative Research and Development Manager
Rebecca Richard, Creative Research and Development Manager
Callie Rojewski, Director of Programs and Marketing
As part of the Year of Science @ Barnard College, the Vagelos Computational Science Center (CSC) is excited to announce our first Diversity in Computing Speaker Series. This series will run for the 2021–2022 academic year and will feature talks from scholars and practitioners in computational fields who explore what DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) looks like in STEM.
There is an urgent need to more fully consider the ethical and social implications of computing and its applications: for example, in designing addictive social media platforms or in using AI for facial or name recognition, which can lead to housing discrimination, racial biases in job hiring, or restrictions on personal freedoms through public and private surveillance.
To better understand how to counter these biases, this series rethinks STEM disciplines from the inside out. We invite one leader in a STEM field every month to speak about the work they are doing to diversify and broaden inclusion in their fields by either sharing their research, their experiences and initiatives in industry or academia, or their thoughts on how power structures within computing disciplines should be transformed to create more equitable systems.
This talk will take place online. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.