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A farmer tends crops in Uganda, an area where bias in AI algorithms monitoring global crop health might misinterpret data due to a lack of knowledge of local growing methods. Photo by Nuno Almeida, Dreamstime.com

A farmer tends crops in Uganda, an area where bias in AI algorithms monitoring global crop health might misinterpret data due to a lack of knowledge of local growing methods. Photo by Nuno Almeida, Dreamstime.com

UMD Co-leads $750K NSF, Amazon Project to Tackle AI Bias in Mapping

July 20, 2022 | Rachael Grahame | Maryland Today

INFO College’s Dr. Sergii Skakun will play a key role in building the system that could enable fairer, safer decisions on resource distribution

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Dr. Cody Buntain Wins $999K DARPA Grant to Study Social Media in Conflict Zones

July 11, 2022 | Camille Rogers

Cody’s work will develop models to predict where influence efforts by actors might emerge online.

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BSOS, iSchool and Department of Computer Science Unveil New Undergraduate Badging Program

April 5, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Maryland students can now earn an employer-approved stamp of data science success via a collaboration with the Greater Washington Partnership.

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iSchool Admits First Student to New Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

March 7, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Students can now graduate with a B.S. in Information Science and a M.S. in Library and Information Science in just five years.

UMD’s Social Data Science Center (SoDa) on Feb. 8

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(Video) SoDa Symposium: Trustworthiness in Social Data Science

February 15, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Researchers from UMD and Cornell University discuss the ethical dilemmas in social data science and how ethnographic studies can help guide new r …

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Katrina Fenlon to Support New Commission to Foster Digital Humanities Projects on Social and Racial Justice

December 10, 2021 | Press Release

The Commission on Fostering and Sustaining Diverse Digital Scholarship will look at improving the support, access, and sustainability of projects …