This document, prepared in April 2022, discloses funding sources and interests of the current Executive Committee (EC) members.
All EC members state that:
Individual statements of funding and disclosures of interests are listed alphabetically below, and cover the period from April 2019 to April 2022 (36 months) following the funding disclosure instructions for authors.
Carlos Castillo is employed at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF); both are public entities. Through competitive proposals submitted through UPF, he received a planning grant from Volkswagenstiftung (2019), two grants from the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union (2018-2021 and 2020-2023), and a grant in the form of an unrestricted gift from Facebook as part of the Crisis Informatics Research Awards (2019). Through collaboration agreements signed by UPF, he has done consulting on algorithmic auditing for Eticas Research and Consulting (2019-2021), and training on statistics for the Center for Legal Studies and Specialized Training of the Department of Justice of Catalonia (2021). He received funding in the form of a starting grant in 2017 from a program at UPF endowed by BBVA Foundation. In an individual capacity, he has served as an expert for the Joint Research Center of the European Commission in Ispra, Italy and Seville, Spain (since 2017 and 2018), and received book royalties from Cambridge University Press (since 2016) and Pearson Education (since 2011). He maintains a 7.54% stake at a content development company, Newtenberg Ltd., in Santiago, Chile, but has not been involved in the company’s operations since 2005.
Elisa Celis is employed at Yale University, where she is an Assistant Professor of Data Science and Statistics, the co-Founder of the AI and Society Initiative, and serves on the Faculty of Arts and Science Senate. Through competitive proposals submitted through Yale university, she received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award grant in 2021, and a Faculty Research Award grant in the form of an unrestricted gift from JP Morgan Chase in 2020. In an individual capacity, she has served on the advisory board for the Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) funded by Arnold Ventures, and for the NSF ECR project on Exploring Algorithmic Fairness and Potential Bias in K-12 Mathematics Adaptive Learning.
Alexandra Chouldechova is employed at Carnegie Mellon University (October 2014–present) and Microsoft Research NYC (January 2022–present). She was previously employed by Amazon as an Amazon Scholar within Amazon AWS AI (October 2021 – January 2022). At Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), she holds the Estella Loomis McCandless career development professorship. Through competitive proposals submitted through CMU and collaborating academic institutions, she has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), part of which was provided as an unrestricted gift from Amazon to CMU through the NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon (2019–). She has also received research grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Hillman Family Foundations. In 2020 she received research funding through a fellowship with the Partnership on AI. From 2016 onward she has received research funding from the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. She has also received seed grant funding from institutes internal to CMU that were endowed by external individuals or corporations, including the Block Center for Technology and Society (supported by Keith Block and his wife Suzanne Kelley), the Digital Transformation and Innovation Center (sponsored by PwC), and the Disruptive Health Technology Institute (supported by Highmark, Inc.). In an individual capacity, she has received payment from the NSF for participating in grant review panels, from Arnold Ventures (formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation) for her service on their pretrial research advisory board, and from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for her service as a member of their risk management project.
Maria De-Arteaga is employed at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is an Assistant Professor in the Information, Risk and Operations Management Department, part of the McCombs School of Business; this is a public university, so she is an employee of the State of Texas. Through competitive proposals submitted through UT Austin and collaborating academic institutions, she has received grant funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and an unrestricted gift from Google (Google AI Award for Inclusion Research). Through competitive internal proposals, she has received funding from UT Austin’s Machine Learning Laboratory and from UT Austin’s Good Systems. A portion of the grant received through Good Systems is funded by MITRE. In 2018 she was the recipient of a Microsoft Research Dissertation Grant. She has a 25% stake at Early SAS, a data-driven investigative journalism organization in Colombia, which is currently inactive.
Madeleine Elish is employed at Google. From 2014-2020 she worked at Data and Society Research Institute, and from 2019-2020 received grants for her research from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Luminate, and the Ethics and Governance of AI Fund.
Michael Ekstrand is employed at Boise State University (Idaho, USA); this is a public university, so he is an employee of the State of Idaho. Through Boise State, he has a 2018-2023 CAREER Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). In his individual capacity, he has performed and committed a small amount of consulting work for SmartGirlsHQ, and received payment from the NSF for participating in grant review panels.
Seth Lazar a professor of philosophy at the Australian National University, where he holds an Australian Research Council Future fellowship (2022-26). He also has an honorary (unremunerated) appointment with the Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI as a Distinguished Research Fellow. He leads a Templeton World Charity Foundation grant (2021-24), and an Australian Research Council Linkage grant (2022-2025), which is jointly funded by the ARC, ANU, Insurance Australia Group, and non-profit research organisation the Gradient Institute. He held further competitive Australian Research Council grants between 2017-22, and 2013-16. In 2022 he received a research grant in the form of an unrestricted gift from Google. In 2023 he will take up a funded one-term visiting fellowship with the Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI, and will give the Tanner lectures in AI and Human Values at Stanford, which is funded by the Obert C Tanner foundation. His other research funding has all come from the ANU, a public university.
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