This week, CRA and CRA-WP Board Member Ayanna Howard was a guest on “The View” talk show. She had an engaging conversation with “The View” co-hosts on what sparked her early interest in robotics, how she works on robots that change humanity for the better and how racial bias may be built into AI systems unintentionally. Check out this tweet to watch the short video.
Howard has often experienced “breaking glass ceilings.” She is dean of the College of Engineering at Ohio State University, the first woman in this role. She received the 2016 A. Nico Habermann Award for her sustained commitment to increasing diversity in computing research and is a program chair for the CRA-WP Grad Cohort Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership Skills (IDEALS).