Alex John London
London is an internationally renowned ethicist from Department of Philosophy(opens in a new window) who is frequently called upon to solve critical societal problems. He brings deep disciplinary expertise and collaborates with the best technical and scientific minds to impact policy, technology, medicine and science.
London joined CMU in 2000 and was named the Clara L West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy in 2016. He is the director of Center for Ethics and Policy(opens in a new window) and chief ethicist at the Block Center for Technology and Society(opens in a new window). An elected member of the Hastings Center, London’s work focuses on ethical and policy issues surrounding the development and deployment of new technologies in medicine, biotechnology and artificial intelligence, on methodological issues in theoretical and practical ethics, and on questions transnational justice and justice.
In 2022, Oxford University Press published his book “For the Common Good: Philosophical Foundations of Research Ethics”. It has been called a “philosophical tour de force”, a “remarkable achievement” and “a vital foundation on which political progress should – indeed, must be built”. He is also co-editor of Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, one of the most widely used medical ethics textbooks.
London is a member of the World Health Organization’s expert group on AI ethics and governance. Additionally, he is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Medicine’s Committee on Creating a Framework for Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation in Health and Medicine. He also co-leads the National Science Foundation’s AI Institute Ethics Core for Collaborative Support and Responsive Interaction for Networked Groups.
For over a decade, London has helped develop key ethical guidelines for the oversight of research involving human subjects. He is currently a member of the US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity and has served as an ethics expert in consultations with organizations such as the US National Institutes of Health, the World Medical Association, and the World Bank.
Heidari is a professor at Department of Machine Learning(opens in a new window) and the Software and Societal Systems Department(opens in a new window) (S3D). She is also affiliated with the HCII, CyLab(opens in a new window)the Block Center, Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy(opens in a new window) and the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Strategy and Technology(opens in a new window).
Heidari’s research focuses broadly on the social, ethical, and economic implications of artificial intelligence, and in particular addressing issues of fairness and accountability through the use of machine learning in socially consequential areas. His work in this area won the Best Paper Award at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency; an exemplary track award at the ACM Conference on Economics and Computation; and the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Secure and Trustworthy Machine Learning.
Heidari co-founded and co-directs the university-wide program Responsible AI Initiative(opens in a new window). She has organized several scientific events on topics related to responsible and trustworthy AI, including several tutorials and workshops at leading academic venues specializing in artificial intelligence.
She is particularly interested in translating research contributions into positive impact on AI policy and practice. She has hosted several campus-wide policy events and meetings, bringing together diverse groups of experts to address topics such as AI governance and accountability and contribute to ongoing efforts in this area at different levels of government .
Brad A. Myers
Myers is the Director of HCII in the School of Computer Science with an S3D-affiliated appointment. He received the ACM SIGCHI Lifetime Achievement Award in Research in 2017 for his outstanding fundamental and influential research contributions to the study of human-computer interaction, and in 2022, SCS awarded him its Alan J. Perlis Award for the imagination in computing “for the human pioneer -centered methods to democratize programming. He is an IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, member of the CHI Academy, and winner of numerous Best Paper and Most Influential Awards.
Myers is the author or editor of more than 550 publications and has served on the editorial boards of six journals. He has consulted on user interface design and implementation to over 90 companies and regularly teaches courses on user interface design and software. Myers earned a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Toronto, where he developed the user interface tool Peridot. He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a member of the ACM, SIGCHI, IEEE, and the IEEE Computer Society.