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Computational Thinking to Unlock the Japanese American WWII Camp Experience
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Research Areas: Archival Science > Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval
Exploring the legacy of WWII Japanese American Incarceration through computational archival science approaches.
FAI: Advancing Deep Learning Towards Spatial Fairness
Principal Investigator(s): Sergii Skakun
Funder: University of Pittsburgh National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval
The project aims to address spatial biases in AI, ensuring spatial fairness in real-world applications like agriculture and disaster management. Traditional machine learning struggles with spatial fairness due to data variations. The project proposes new statistical formulations, network architectures, fairness-driven adversarial learning, and a knowledge-enhanced approach for improved spatial dataset analysis. The results will integrate into geospatial software.fference between habits and behaviors ef
III: Small: Bringing Transparency and Interpretability to Bias Mitigation Approaches in Place-based Mobility-centric Prediction Models for Decision
Principal Investigator(s): Vanessa Frias-Martinez
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Health Informatics > Information Justice, Human Rights, and Technology Ethics > Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval
The project focuses on improving the fairness of place-based mobility-centric (PBMC) prediction models, particularly in high-stakes scenarios like public health and safety. By addressing biases in COVID-19 mobility and case data, it aims to make predictions more accurate and equitable. The research introduces novel bias-mitigation and interpretability methods across three technical thrusts, promoting transparency in PBMC models.
Machine Learning Strategies for FDR Presidential Library Collections (ML-FDR)
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Research Areas: Archival Science > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval
Demonstrate computational treatments of digital cultural assets using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques that can help unlock hard-to-reach archival content related to WWII-era records housed at the FDR Presidential Library. This content is under-utilized by scholars examining American responses to the Holocaust.
Professor of the Practice
Principal Investigator(s): Jason R. Baron Douglas W. Oard
Research Areas: Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval
Memorandum of Understanding With MITRE Corporation. Collaborative research on methods of artificial intelligence used to improve administration of the Freedom of Information Act.
SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: BaitBuster 2.0: Keeping Users Away From Clickbait
Principal Investigator(s): Naeemul Hassan
Funder: National Science Foundation
Research Areas: Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval > Data Privacy and Sociotechnical Cybersecurity > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Social Networks, Online Communities, and Social Media
Developing novel techniques - through the application of state-of-the-art machine learning - to detect various forms of clickbait, especially video-based clickbait, and study user behavior on social media to design effective warning systems.
Testbed for the Redlining Archives of California’s Exclusionary Spaces (T-RACES)
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Marciano
Research Areas: Archival Science > Data Science, Analytics, and Visualization > Library and Information Science > Machine Learning, AI, Computational Linguistics, and Information Retrieval
Making publicly accessible online documents relating to the practice of “redlining” neighborhoods in the 1930s and 1940s in eight California cities. “Redlining” refers to the practice of flagging minority neighborhoods as undesirable for home loans. The project creates a searchable database and interactive map interface.

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