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Zhang Weighs in on Whether or Not Self-Driving Cars Can Become Sentient in Inverse Article

November 18, 2022

“I think it's possible for AI systems not to be sentient, or at least not to the degree that humans are, and still be able to communicate with unique personalities,” says Baobao Zhang, assistant professor of political science and senior research associate in the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute.

Himmelreich Weighs in on Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Cars in Observer Article

September 15, 2022

Johannes Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, was quoted in the Observer article, "Tesla’s Claim That Its Cars Are Self-Driving May Cross the Line From Permitted ‘Puffery’ to False Advertising."

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

August 23, 2022
The Maxwell School welcomes several new faculty members and announces the appointment of three department chairs.

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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."

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

June 24, 2022

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."

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

June 23, 2022

"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. 

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

June 10, 2022

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

Student Spotlight: Direct Route to Meaningful Impact

April 7, 2022

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. 

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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."

Maxwell supports local government at ICMA conference

October 27, 2021
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.

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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).

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

October 19, 2021

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

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

October 19, 2021
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.

Johannes Himmelreich Named to Syracuse Surveillance Technology Work Group

October 11, 2021
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.”

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

December 30, 2019

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

Leadership seminars support the National Forum for Black Public Administrators

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

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