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Min Kyung Lee and Ken Fleischmann Collaborate on $3M NSF NRT Grant on Ethical AI

ethical artificial intelligence (AI)

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin faculty members Min Kyung Lee and Ken Fleischmann are collaborating with UT faculty at the School of Architecture, Cockrell School of Engineering, and Department of Computer Science on a $3M NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) grant. For the Fall 2022 admissions cycle, interested students who apply for admission to the iSchool doctoral program will be considered for this doctoral fellowship. Students who have already applied will also be considered if their interest is in the area of ethical AI.

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The deadline to apply to the iSchool's PhD program is December 1st.

 

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Fellows will complete coursework in Ethical AI, including courses in Human-AI Interaction and Ethics of AI at the iSchool as well as courses offered in Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, and Community and Regional Planning. Fellows will also participate in a seminar on Ethical AI, have opportunities for professional development, participate in professionally relevant community service activities, and be eligible for internships. The NSF Fellowships are restricted to US citizens and permanent residents, but all prospective applicants are invited to apply for admission to the iSchool doctoral program and may be eligible for other funding.

Fellows will also participate in research projects funded by Good Systems, a UT Grand Challenge, such as the 6-year Core Research Projects in Racial Equity in AI co-led by Lee (in collaboration with faculty from Communication and Engineering) and in Smart Hand Tools co-led by Fleischmann (in collaboration with faculty from Public Affairs and Engineering).

Learn more about the NSF Ethical AI Project.