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

Peter Blanck

Peter Blanck
University Professor
Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)
J.D., Stanford University, 1986Ph.D., Social Psychology, Harvard University, 1982
Race, ethnicity and disability, disability and law, disability and social policy

carr don

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

kelleher christa

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 (http://idvl.syr.edu/)
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

manfredi louise

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

James Steinberg

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

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Baobao Zhang
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Yale University, 2020 


ASPI Core Faculty

Aaron Benanav

Aaron Benanav
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in History, University of California, Los Angeles, Winter 2015

carr don

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

costa mark

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

Kevin Crowston

Kevin Crowston
Associate Dean for Research
Distinguished Professor of Information Science

Ph.D., Information Technologies from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

erickson ingrid

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

Ferdinando Fioretto
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Computer Science, New Mexico State University & University of Udine 

Shubha Ghosh

Shubha Ghosh
Crandall Melvin Professor of Law
Director, Syracuse Intellectual Property Law Institute
Stanford Law School ,J.D., with distinction 

cenk gursoy

Cenk Gursoy
Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University

Johannes Himmelreich

Johannes Himmelreich
Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Ph.D. London School of Economics, 2016 
Applied ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of public policy, ethics of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems

kalish michael

Michael Kalish
Professor, Psychology
Associate Chair
Ph.D. University of California at San Diego

kelleher christa

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

krietemeyer bess

Bess Krietemeyer
Assistant Professor
Faculty Research Fellow at the Syracuse Center for Excellence (COE), leads the Interactive Design and Visualization Lab (http://idvl.syr.edu/)
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

manfredi louise

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

carsten oesterlund

Carsten Oesterlund
Professor
MIT, Sloan School of Management, Organization Studies Group. October 2002

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

Amit Sanyal

Amit Sanyal
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering, U of Michigan)

Steve Sawyer

Steve Sawyer
Professor and Core Faculty of Renée Crown Honors Program
1995 D.B.A. Management Information Systems, Boston University

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Sucheta Soundarajan
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Ph.D. Cornell University
Data mining, social network analysis, community detection, applications to social and life sciences

James Steinberg

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

jasmina tacheva

Jasmina Tacheva
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University at Buffalo’s (UB) School of Management

velipasalar senem

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

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Baobao Zhang
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Ph.D., Yale University, 2020 

Austin Zwick

Austin Zwick
Assistant Teaching Professor, Policy Studies
Assistant Director, Policy Studies
Director of Honors, Policy Studies
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2018 
Smart Cities, Platform Economy, Autonomous systems, Urban and regional planning, and quantitative methods


ASPI Faculty Associates

Jonathan Adelman

Jonathan Adelman
Research Assistant Professor
M.S., Computer Science, Syracuse University, 2016

James Baker

The Hon. James E. Baker
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs, by Courtesy Appointment
Director, Institute for Security Policy and Law
Professor, Law
J.D., Yale Law School, 1990

Peter Blanck

Peter Blanck
University Professor
Chairman, Burton Blatt Institute (BBI)
J.D., Stanford University, 1986Ph.D., Social Psychology, Harvard University, 1982
Race, ethnicity and disability, disability and law, disability and social policy

Carlos Enrique Caicedo Bastidas

Carlos Enrique Caicedo Bastidas
Associate Professor
 Ph.D., Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh

elizabeth carter

Elizabeth Carter
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Cornell University

Amy Criss

Amy Criss
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., Indiana University

Victor Duenas

Victor Duenas
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida

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Garrett Katz
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Neural Computation, Cognitive Robotics, Dynamical Systems

Tina Nabatchi

Tina Nabatchi
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration
Director, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
Tenth Decade Faculty Scholar
Co-Director, Collaborative Governance Initiative
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007
Public management, policy, and law; public participation; collaborative governance; conflict resolution

Sean O'Keefe 2017

Sean O'Keefe
University Professor
Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership
Distinguished Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies
M.P.A., Syracuse University, 1978
Public management, national security policy and strategy, public finance and public budgeting, financial management, technology development and innovation management, executive leadership

Saba Siddiki

Saba Siddiki
Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
O'Hanley Faculty Scholar
Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver, 2011
Policy design, implementation, and compliance, collaborative policymaking, institutional analysis, sustainability technology and behavior, environmental policy, food policy

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Matt Spitzmueller
Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Clinical social work practice, Community mental health policy, Medicaid reform, Street-level organizations

David Van Slyke 2014

David M. Van Slyke
Dean
Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy
Ph.D., Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, State University of New York, 1999
Public and nonprofit management, government contracting, public-private partnerships, policy implementation, strategic management

vankatesh murali

Murali Venkatesh
Professor, Program Director of iSchool
Ph.D. Indiana University
Broadband telecommunications system planning and design Power utility Smart Grids diffusion

Janet Wilmoth

Janet M. Wilmoth
Professor and Chair, Sociology
Director, Aging Studies Institute
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1995
Sociology of aging and the life course, demography, health