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Maxwell School Welcomes New Faculty, Department Chairs for 2022-23

The Maxwell School welcomes several new faculty members and announces the appointment of three department chairs.

August 23, 2022

Winders Presents at White House Summit on Advanced Air Mobility

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.

August 16, 2022

Zhang Discusses Human-Level AI in Inverse Article

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."

June 24, 2022

Baker Weighs in on Biden’s Use of the Defense Production Act to Manage the Economy

The Hon. James E. Baker, professor of public administration and international affairs by courtesy, was quoted in The Economist article, "A law meant to boost America’s security becomes industrial policy."

June 24, 2022

Himmelreich Receives Camilla Stivers Best Article Award from Public Management Research Association

"Artificial Intelligence and Administrative Evil," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Johannes Himmelreich, was awarded the Camilla Stivers Best Article Award by the Public Management Research Association. 

June 23, 2022

Himmelreich Weighs in on Use of AI-Powered Weapons Scanners in Lifewire

Johannes Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, was quoted in the Lifewire article, "AI-Powered Gun Scanners Could Help Fight Crime."

June 10, 2022

Student Spotlight: Direct Route to Meaningful Impact

Students in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs can now apply directly to the school and begin taking Maxwell courses from day one. 

April 7, 2022

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Saba Siddiki Named Chapple Professor

Saba Siddiki has been named the Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy at the Maxwell School. She is the fourth faculty member to hold the professorship, created in 2006 with a gift from alumnus and Maxwell School Advisory Board member John H. Chapple ’75 B.A. (PSc)/’11 Hon.

March 11, 2022

Zhang Cited in WIRED on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence

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."
December 2, 2021

Maxwell supports local government at ICMA conference

Student, faculty and alumni participation at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in early October highlights the Maxwell School's continued and strengthened focus on training for and collaborating with state and local governments.
October 27, 2021

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

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).
October 25, 2021

Amit Sanyal awarded grant to study the integration of autonomous systems in wildland fire management

This National Science Foundation funded project will focus on autonomous unmanned aerial systems to perform wildfire monitoring in hazardous environments.

October 19, 2021

Krista Kennedy expands her work on data surveillance, algorithms and wearable devices

Krista Kennedy, Noah Wilson, Charlotte Tschider

This study explores algorithmic opacity in smart hearing aids, examines data surveillance disclosures and positions findings within relevant legal contexts.

October 19, 2021

Bei Yu and co-authors publish study on exaggerated claims in press releases about health research

Bei Yu, Jun Wang, Lu Guo, Yingya Li
The result of an NSF-funded project, the authors propose a Natural Language Processing approach to identify when press releases overstate causal claims for research that was originally observational and designed to establish correlational findings.
October 19, 2021

ASPI faculty awarded for research on using machine learning for early detection of Alzheimer’s

Syracuse University/Upstate Medical University research proposes using MRI images to help early detection efforts before symptoms appear.
October 19, 2021

Johannes Himmelreich Named to Syracuse Surveillance Technology Work Group

Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, is one of five community members named to the group that Syracuse Mayor Walsh says will ensure “surveillance tools are implemented in a safe and well-governed way.”
October 11, 2021

Bridging Strengths

With cluster and other prioritized hires, Maxwell is helping the University build research strength on topics that cross disciplines.
June 1, 2020

Unmanned Aerial Systems and Disaster Response: A State-by-State Assessment

Jason Forte, Alex Holzapfel, Shawn Briggs, Dan Kane

This policy brief examines how state-level emergency response divisions across the United States incorporate unmanned aerial systems into their disaster-response operational plans.

December 30, 2019

Leadership seminars support the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

Thirteen senior public servants came to Maxwell for a three-day program as part of the NFBPA Executive Leadership Institute.
October 7, 2019

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