Trust and Transparency in Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations

Trust, Transparency & Technology
Spring Panel Series

CERAS 101, Stanford University
Wed. May 23, Wed. May 30 and Tuesday June 5
Free & Open to the Public As Space Permits

Information technologies are expanding the parameters of media, pervading our environments, our systems, and our daily lives. The direct connection between people and their data is now brokered via algorithms. Machine learning, pattern recognition, and sensor driven applications play out behind the scenes. Understanding the conditions that help to build trust is a worthy challenge for the open, non-linear, multi-faceted, and globally connected world we live in.

Trust, Transparency & Technology is a series of panel discussions that delve into the research, concepts and tools that may help create open collaborations in a world of automated intelligent agents, algorithm-driven interactions, and machines that can learn what humans can’t explain.

Please join us on May 23, May 30 and June 5th as we bring together a diverse set of thought leaders from the Stanford community and industry to explore perceptions of trust, transparency and technology – in interdisciplinary research, human and AI collaborations, personalized algorithms and multi-sided data markets. Topics will include:

Trust and Transparency in Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations
Trust and Transparency in Human – AI Collaborations
Trust and Transparency in Personalized Algorithms

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Erin Young

Erin Young is a doctoral student in Education, specializing in digital technologies and interdisciplinary collaboration. Prior to her doctoral studies, Erin was awarded a distinction for the MSc in Education (Learning and Technology) at the University of Oxford. She completed a BA (Hons) in Classics at the University of Cambridge, during which time she was Vice-President of her Junior Common Room and also worked for the Admissions Office in Educational Outreach. She holds a PGC in International Business Administration and Practice, and has earned scholarships to study at the British Schools of Athens and Rome.

Martha Russell

Martha Russell is Executive Director of mediaX at Stanford University and Senior Research Scholar with the Human Sciences Technology Advanced Research Institute at Stanford. She leads business alliances and interdisciplinary research for mediaX at Stanford University. Russell’s background spans a range of business development, innovation and technology-transfer initiatives in information sciences, agriculture, communications, and microelectronics - for businesses, universities and regional development organizations. With a focus on the power of shared vision, Russell has developed planning/evaluation systems and consulted regionally and internationally on technology innovation for regional development.

Nicole Coleman

Catherine Nicole Coleman is the Digital Research Architect at Stanford University Libraries, working within the Digital Library Systems and Services group. She co-directs Humanities + Design a research lab based at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), focusing on new modes of thinking in design and computer science to serve data-driven research in the humanities. The Humanities + Design lab brings together humanities scholars, students, designers, engineers, and computer scientists to develop open source tools for research.

Heideh Fattaey

Heideh Fattaey is the Executive Director of Operations and Programs of the Bio-X Program, which supports, organizes and facilitates interdisciplinary research connected to biology, bioengineering and medicine. Heideh is also an Executive Committee Member, Seed Grant Committee Member, Scientific Leadership Council Member and Clark Center Working Group Member. Fattaey began working at Stanford in 2002, as the associate director of the Donald W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at Stanford School of Medicine. She became the director of Bio-X operations and programs in 2004, and was promoted to executive director of Bio-X operations and programs in 2010.