Seminar Series: Applications of Data Science and AI to Equity, Race, and Inclusion in Mobility and Transportation

February 16, 2021

This spring, Berkeley's Institute of Transportation Studies, the College of Engineering, and the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute are hosting a Zoom seminar series on "Applications of Data Science and AI to Equity, Race, and Inclusion in Mobility and Transportation." This topic brings a unique and innovative perspective to existing discussions around diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our aim is to reflect on and raise awareness of applications, opportunities, and potential misuses of data science and AI applied to mobility and transportation, specifically as it refers to race, equity, and diversity.

Academic Perspective
Feb 19
EquiTensors: Learning Fair Integrations of Urban Mobility Data
Associate Professor Bill Howe, Information School, University of Washington
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Urban Diverse City Perspective
March 5
Ramses Madaou, Division Manager, Planning, Policy, and Sustainability; Department of Transportation; City of San Jose
On the Ground Look at Implementing Equity in City Transportation Planning
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AI Startup Perspective
March 19
Elizabeth Adams, Chief AI Ethics Advisor and Doug Aley, CEO
Race & Tech Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute of Human-Centered AI Elizabeth M. Adams will discuss Race, Equity, Technology & the City of Minneapolis and Paravision's CEO Doug Aley will discuss The Future of Face Recognition - Mitigating Bias to Get It Right, followed by a joint Q & A session.
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Non-profit Perspective
April 2
Mouchka Heller, World Economic Forum's Automotive and Autonomous Mobility Project Lead 
Designing the Inclusivity Quotient: Making core services and economic opportunities more accessible to underserved populations through transportation technologies and policies.
Academic Perspective
April 23
Associate Professor Judy Hoffman
Georgia Tech University
Large Business Perspective
April 30
Laryssa Parker 

VP, Head of ITS Digital Lab Americas Siemens Mobility ITS
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