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Communication Corner

Silence is golden, especially when you need to say something important

by Philip Yaffe

The complexities of social and technological policy domains, such as the economy, the environment, and public health, present challenges that require a new approach to modeling and decision-making. The information required for effective policy and decision making in these complex domains is massive in scale, fine-grained in resolution, and distributed over many data sources. Thus, one of the key challenges in building systems to support policy informatics is information integration. ...


Interview

An interview with Lauren Maffeo: understanding the risks of machine learning bias

Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

The complexities of social and technological policy domains, such as the economy, the environment, and public health, present challenges that require a new approach to modeling and decision-making. The information required for effective policy and decision making in these complex domains is massive in scale, fine-grained in resolution, and distributed over many data sources. Thus, one of the key challenges in building systems to support policy informatics is information integration. ...



Interview

An interview with Pamela Wisniewski: making the online world safer for our youth

December 2018
Interviewed by Bushra Anjum

As an HCI researcher, Dr. Wisniewski studies privacy as a means to protect people, but more importantly, as a social mechanism to enrich online interactions that people share with others. She is committed to protecting at-risk youth from online sexual predation risks, as well as empowering vulnerable youth online, so that they can garner the resources and support they need to overcome adversity and succeed in life. ...


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How to untie your tongue

December 2018
by Philip Yaffe

Communication is not only about the written word. In this installment, Phil Yaffe shares tips and exercises that will help improve your ability to give a good speech. ...