Johns Hopkins University made a special effort to connect to the “Black in AI” conference this weekend, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Centre) in Montréal CANADA. The conference was co-located with the 32nd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems.
Johns Hopkins sent one of their doctoral candidates from the Department of Computer Science. The student was introduced to the conference by Assistant Dean Darlene Saparou who was approached by a CS faculty member who had reached out to the organizers of the conference to see how JHU could get involved. Dr. Saparou approached grad students and postdocs of color regarding the conference since the PROMISE Engineering Institute provides opportunities for professional development. JHU is pleased to be involved in discussions about how to increase diversity in AI.
Links to the conference can be found below.