Jake and Amy joined a host of other students and faculty from UChicago Computer Science department to attend the National Robotics Week at the Museum of Science and Industry. Their game which involved having children and adults guess what data different stakeholders know about them was a resounding success and the overall event was really fun. Read more about the day’s events.
We were so excited to be back in-person in October! To celebrate, earlier this quarter, we decided we should make the most of the good weather in Chicago for our first AIR lab social event with the NOISE lab. This is one of our socially distanced pictures from the event – sadly not all lab members were able to attend so this is a subset of us after pizza and cookies!
Together with amazing co-organizers, Blase Ur, Yan Shvartzshnaider, and Helen Nissembaum, we held the Third Annual Symposium of Applications of Contextual Integrity at the Department of Computer Science on September 30 and October 1, 2021. This was hybrid event co-organized with CornellTech and went off successfully thanks to volunteers from the AIR lab and SUPERgroup and others from the Department of Computer Science! For instance, Kelly co-chaired a session at the event. Thanks also to our support team, Sandy Quarles, Nita Yack, Tom Dobes, Rob Mitchum, and Rene Noyola! You can read a write-up of the event written by AIR lab member Jake here.
Marshini participated in a great panel on applications of artificial intelligence for a College Readiness Program offered by the Office of Special Programs in April. She also worked with the Connecting Contexts Team to deliver a workshop on Keeping Kids Safe Online at our partner school in Chicago in April. More recently in June, Marshini gave a talk on misleading online content such as dark patterns and disguised advertisements at the 17th Annual Center for Competition Policy Conference on Rethinking Consumer Policy held virtually at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. She also presented her work on AdIntuition and automatically disclosing online endorsements at the Federal Trade Commission. All these events were held virtually!
We want to congratulate all the graduating AIR lab members including:
- Tara Aggarwal (Undergraduate CS)
- Archie Brohn (Undergraduate CS)
- Regina Catipon (Masters in Computational Social Science)
- Kevin Feng (Undergraduate CS from Princeton)
- Neha Lingareddy (Undergraduate CS)
- Riley Osborn (Undergraduate CS)
We wish these students all the best for the next chapter in their life journeys!
AIR lab members, Shriya Bansal (Co-President/Event Director), Lucy Li (Events Lead), and Neha Lingareddy (Events Flex Chair) who help run CompileHer organized a hackathon online on Feb 6/7 for middle school girls. The theme was <interstell/Her> and creating awareness around space and the solar system. Adam Shaw and Marshini were judges for the competition and were impressed by the range of system designs the participants prototyped in a short amount of time! If you’re interested in helping with CompileHer, consider reaching out to these AIR lab members! Read more about the event here.