Meet the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute Team

Jamie WindersJamie Winders

Director, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute
Professor, Geography
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2004

Professor Jamie Winders is ASPI’s director. Trained as an urban geographer, Jamie brings more than 15 years of experience in creating and facilitating interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives.

She has devoted her career to finding ways to cross methodological and disciplinary lines in her own scholarship and to linking insights from academic scholarship to wider policy and advocacy conversations.

Her research interests and expertise in autonomous systems include questions related to data ethics, ownership, and governance; impacts on marginalized communities and the built environment; the future of work; and public perception/acceptance.

>> View Jamie's faculty page for more information on her work and research.

Anthony TerrinoniAnthony Terrinoni

Assistant Director, Autonomous Systems Policy Institute
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

Anthony A. Terrinoni is ASPI’s Assistant Director. From 2004 to 2017, he was the co-founder and CEO of a small high-tech firm that developed cutting-edge technology for the Department of Defense. In 2017, Anthony joined the Syracuse University Office of Research, where he worked on grants and contracts management for the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI).

Anthony’s interests and expertise range from the development of artificial intelligent systems to biomimicry to youth soccer player development, but the thread connecting these areas is his drive to educate the next generation. Anthony manages ASPI’s financial operations, sponsored projects, outreach, and operational and strategic initiatives with internal and external partners.

ASPI Faculty Steering Committee

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Peter Blanck
University Professor
Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute

J.D., Stanford University, 1986Ph.D., Social Psychology, Harvard University, 1982
Disability law and policy

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Don Carr
Professor, School of Design within the College of Visual and Performing Arts
Program Coordinator, M.F.A. in Design; Industrial and Interaction Design
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1991

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Mark Costa
Assistant Research Professor, Communications
Interim Director, M.I.N.D. Lab
Ph.D., Information Science and Technology, Syracuse University, 2016
Scientometrics, applied neuroscience, human-computer interaction

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Ingrid Erickson
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Center for Work, Technology, and Organization in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, 2009
Organizational studies, information science and human-centered computing, science and technology studies, future of work/work in the age of intelligent machines

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Christa Kelleher
Assistant Professor, Earth Sciences and Civil & Environmental Engineering
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
watershed and landscape hydrology, system responses to climate and land use changes, scientific visualization, application of unoccupied aerial systems to study water quality and quantity

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Krista Kennedy
Associate Professor, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition
Ph.D., University of Minnesota Department of Writing Studies, 2009
NEH Visiting Professor of Writing & Rhetoric at Colgate University for the 2020-21 year. Rhetorics of Technology, Algorithmic Rhetorics, Disability Studies, Intellectual Property, Data Surveillance.

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Bess Krietemeyer
Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Fellow at the Syracuse Center for Excellence (COE), leads the Interactive Design and Visualization Lab (
Ph.D., Architectural Sciences, RPI Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, 2013
Advanced building technologies, interactive visualization tools, human and energy feedback systems in the design of sustainable built environments

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Louise Manfredi
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Interaction Design (within the School of Design)
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, 2011
Sustainable product development

Jane Read

Jane M. Read
Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999
Geographic information systems and remote sensing, human-environment interactions, geohumanities, indigenous livelihoods, Latin America

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James B. Steinberg
University Professor, Social Science, International Affairs, and Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 1978
Foreign policy

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Senem Velipasalar
Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 2007
Wireless embedded smart cameras, distributed multi-camera tracking and surveillance systems, automatic event detection from videos, pattern recognition and signal processing