Frontiers of Computing in Health and Society


Sep 20 - 21 2021


All Day



September 20 – AI, Social Justice and Public Policy

Time Title
10:00 am – 10:03 am Welcome and agenda for the day by Sanmay Das (GMU)
10:03 am – 10:07 am Introductory remarks by President Washington (GMU)
10:07 am – 10:40 am Keynote talk and Q&A with Rediet Abebe (UC Berkeley)
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Panel discussion on “AI for Social `Good’: Case Studies and Ethical Considerations” Participants: John P. Dickerson (University of Maryland), Linda Eggert (Stanford), Lily Hu (Harvard), Jesse Kirkpatrick (GMU), Robert Pless (George Washington University), and Melanie Sage (University at Buffalo). Moderated by Sanmay Das
12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Break
12:45 pm – 01:45 pm Lightning Talks
01:45 pm – 02:55 pm Panel discussion on “AI and Public Policy” Participants: Robert Axtell (GMU), Rayid Ghani (CMU), Karen Levy (Cornell), Sera Linardi (University of Pittsburgh), Peter Loewen (University of Toronto), and Jasmine McNealy (University of Florida). Moderated by Laurie Schintler (GMU)
02:55 pm – 03:00 pm Concluding remarks

September 21 – Computational Systems Biomedicine

Time Title
12:00 noon – 12:05 pm Welcome and agenda for the day by Siddhartha Sikdar (GMU)
12:05 pm – 12:10 pm Introductory remarks by Provost Ginsburg (GMU)
12:10 pm – 12:45 pm Keynote talk and Q&A with Daniel Nicholson (GMU). Title: Is the Cell Really a Machine? Moderator: Siddhartha Sikdar (GMU)
12:45 pm – 01:45 pm Panel discussion on “Frontiers of Computing at the Cellular and Molecular Scales” Participants: Phillip Bourne (UVA), Mark Gerstein (Yale), Lilia Iakoucheva (UCSD), Anshul Kundaje (Stanford), and others TBA; Moderator: Avrama Blackwell (GMU).
01:45 pm – 02:00 pm Break
02:00 pm – 03:00 pm Panel discussion on “Frontiers of Computing with Clinical Data” Participants: Rumi Chunara (NYU), Christina Leslie (MSKCC), Gaurav Pandey (MSSM), Sridevi Sarma (JHU), Jeff Saucerman (UVA), and others TBA. Moderated by Huzefa Rangwala (GMU)
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Lightning Talks: contributed talks by participating faculty and graduate students.
04:00 pm – 05:00 pm Panel discussion on “Computing Across Multiple Scales” Participants: Paul Albert (NIH/NCI), Jonathan Auerbach (GMU), Juan Cebral (GMU), Francesca Chiaromonte (Penn State), Ping Ma (UGA), and others TBA. Moderated by Jiayang Sun (GMU)
05:00 pm – 05:05 pm Concluding remarks