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Winders Presents at White House Summit on Advanced Air Mobility

August 16, 2022

Jamie Winders, professor of geography and the environment and founding director of the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute, was among the presenters offering perspectives on advanced air mobility technologies at a White House summit in Washington, D.C., last week.

Zhang Discusses Human-Level AI in Inverse Article

June 24, 2022

Baobao Zhang, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in the Inverse article, "The Darkest Sci-Fi Movie on Amazon Prime Reveals a Controversial Robotics Debate."

O'Keefe Talks to The Guardian About SpaceX's Latest Venture

January 4, 2022
The first orbital test launch of the largest and most powerful rocket ship ever to leave Earth—SpaceX’s towering Starship, from its Starbase headquarters in Texas—is seen by many as a pathway back to the moon for the first time in half a century.

Zhang Cited in WIRED on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

December 2, 2021
Baobao Zhang, assistant professor of political science, says the U.S. public seems to broadly trust tech companies to guide development of artificial intelligence (AI). Read more about her recent survey findings in the WIRED article, "Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center."

Alum Nick Armstrong Uses Data to Help Veterans Achieve Their Goals

November 15, 2021
Nick Armstrong '08 M.P.A./'14 Ph.D. (SSc) directs IVMF’s multi-disciplinary team of applied social scientists, evaluators, and data engineers to crunch the numbers and conduct applied research that empower government, industry and philanthropic decision making on veteran- and family-related issues.

Williams Piece on Handling of Russian Cyberattacks Published in Foreign Policy

November 11, 2021
According to Associate Professor Michael John Williams, the U.S. needs a new legal doctrine to handle state-tolerated attacks. Read more in his piece, "Make Russia Take Responsibility for Its Cybercriminals," published in Foreign Policy.

Winders Served on Panel Advising FAA Policy on Small, Unmanned Aircraft Systems

October 25, 2021
Professor Jamie Winders was one of five panelists on a Congressionally mandated report exploring the policies and procedures related to the registration of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Monmonier quoted in New York Times article on digital maps

September 27, 2021
The most commonly used maps are those on smartphones and they don’t always accurately represent the world as it is, says Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment. 

See related: Cartography, Technology

Barkun quoted in NorthJersey.com piece on TWA 800 conspiracy theories

July 9, 2021
Michael Barkun, professor emeritus of political science, says internet forums and social media platforms have served as mass media outlets without gatekeepers. They allow unconventional ideas to quickly become mainstream. "Now anyone with an idea, no matter how bizarre, has a way of potentially getting it in front of fairly large audiences," he says. "That has eroded what was once a firm boundary between the fringe and the mainstream."

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