Neil Gaikwad (Space Enabled research group) was recently named a Rising Star in Data Science by the University of Chicago Data Science Institute as well as selected as a Human Rights & Technology Fellow by the MIT Center for International Studies.
The Rising Stars in Data Science program at the University of Chicago celebrates exceptional data scientists. The UChicago Data Science Institute has invited Neil to speak about his research: Community-based designs of Human-centered AI and Public Policy for Global Inclusion, Resilience, and Sustainability. "The Data Science Institute executes the University of Chicago’s bold, innovative vision of Data Science as a new discipline by advancing interdisciplinary research, partnerships with industry, government, and social impact organizations, and holistic data science education."
The Human Rights & Technology Fellowship is intended to produce new knowledge about the relationship between human rights and technology—i.e., how technology can enhance human rights work, and how the use of technology can impede human rights. "MIT Center for International Studies (CIS) produces research that creatively addresses global issues, while helping to educate the next generation of global citizens. The work and expertise of CIS-affiliated scholars inform public opinion, government decision makers, international organizations, and the MIT community."