From the expansion of AI and machine learning to the fast growth of a global internet of things, technology is exponentially changing the way we live, work, and play — in both exciting and concerning ways. Cybersecurity threats, data privacy concerns and environmental challenges are just some of the obstacles facing technologists, policymakers and tech users as we forge ahead into a future of possibilities. Cornell University computing and information science experts are available to weigh in on these obstacles and opportunities, offering perspectives on ethics, machine learning, computational sustainability, cybersecurity and more. The following researchers are some available for comment.
Karen Levy is a professor of information science who researches how law and technology interact to regulate social life, with particular focus on social and organizational aspects of surveillance.
Deborah Estrin is a professor of computer science at Cornell Tech and Associate Dean for Impact. Estrin researches technologies for caregiving, immersive health, Public Interest Technology and more.
Ken Birman is a professor of computer science, an expert on cloud computing and the internet of things who is working on creating new hosting platforms for modern machine learning and AI solutions.
Jon Kleinberg is a professor of computer science who studies the social and information networks that underpin the Web and other on-line media.
Bart Selman is a professor of computer science, director of the Intelligent Information Systems Institute and an expert in artificial intelligence safety issues.
Kilian Weinberger is a professor of computer science who studies machine learning and its applications.
Robbert Van Renesse is a professor of computer science who studies cloud based systems and sensor networks.
Carla Gomes is a professor of computing and information science and the director of the Institute for Computational Sustainability. Gomes is an expert in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Fred Schneider is a professor of computer science who studies trustworthy systems — systems that will perform as expected, despite failures and attacks.
Nate Foster is a professor of computer science who works to develop languages and tools that make it easy for programmers to build secure and reliable systems.
Hakim Weatherspoon is a professor of computer science who studies fault-tolerance, reliability, security, and performance of large Internet-scale systems such as cloud computing and distributed systems.