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About SSIT > Distinguished Lecturers

Updated June 2013

Ronald Arkin
arkin at cc.gatech.edu
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Clinton J. Andrews
E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
Rutgers University
33 Livingston Ave #302, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 USA
+1 848 932 2808 (O)
+1 732 932 2253 (Fax)
c.j.andrews(at)ieee(dot)org (e-mail)
Topic 1: Energy Security
Topic 2: Public Roles for Technical Experts
Topic 3: Whose Innovations are helping? The disciplines address global warming

Ronald Arkin
Regents' Professor & Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory
Associate Dean for Research & Space Planning
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0280
arkin(at)cc(dot)gatech(dot)edu (email)
Phone: +1  404  894 8209
Fax:  +1 404 894 0673
URL: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/ai/faculty/arkin/
Lab URL: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/ai/robot-lab/
Topic 1: People Behaving Badly, Robots Behaving Better? Embedding Ethics in Autonomous Combat Robots
Topic 2: The Ethical Quandaries of a Practicing Roboticist
Topic 3: How to not build a Terminator
Topic 4: Intimate Robotics: Ethical Aspects of Personal Human-Robot Interaction

Kenneth R. Foster
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
220 S. 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6392 USA
+1 215 898 8534 (O)
+1 215 573 2071 (Fax)
kfoster(at)seas(dot)upenn(dot)edu (e-mail)
Topic 1: What Makes Medical Technology Work
Topic 2: Health Effects of Mobile Phones
Topic 3: The Precautionary Principle: Commonsense or the Devil’s Handiwork?
Topic 4: Ethics and the Brain: Ethical Implications of the New Lie Detection Technologies

Joseph Herkert
Lincoln Associate Professor of Ethics and Technology
School of Letters and Sciences
Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
Arizona State University
250D Santa Catalina Hall
7271 E. Sonoran Arroyo
Mesa, AZ 85212
voice: +1 480 727 1548
joseph.herkert(at)asu(dot)edu (e-mail)
Topic 1: Engineering Ethics
Topic 2: Ethical Challenges of Emerging Technologies

Luis Kun
Luis Kun, Ph.D., FAIMBE, FIEEE
Professor of National Security
Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) -National Defense University
Fort Lesley McNair Washington, DC 20319
Phone: +1 202 685 9452
KunL(at)ndu(dot)edu (email)
Michael C. Loui
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering University Distinguished Teacher/Scholar University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Coordinated Science Lab,
1308 W Main St, Urbana, IL 61801-2307
+1 217 333 2595 (O)
loui(at)uiuc(dot)edu (e-mail)
Ethics in engineering and computing
Topic 1: Incident at Morales: An Engineering Ethics Story
Topic 2: Taking the Byte out of Cookies: Privacy, Consent, and the Web
Research ethics
Topic 3: Ethical Issues in the Scientific Research: Authorship, Confidentiality, and Plagiarism
Effective college teaching
Topic 4: Organizing Student Groups and Teams
Scholarship of teaching and learning
Topic 5: Ethics and the Development of Professional Identities of Undergraduates

Keith Miller
Louise and Karl Schewe Professor of Computer Science at University of Illinois at Springfield
Dept. of Computer Science, UHB 3100
University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza
Springfield, Illinois 62703
miller.keith(at)uis(dot)edu (email)
Topic 1: Computer ethics
Topic 2: Ethical issues related to cyborgs and robots

Kevin M. Passino, Professor
Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering
416 Dreese Laboratories
The Ohio State University
2015 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210, USA
+1 614 312 2472 (O)
+1 614 292 7596 (Fax)
passino(at)ece(dot)osu(dot)edu (e-mail)
Topic 1: Talk: Educating the Humanitarian Engineer
Topic 2: Talk or Short Course: Engineering Ethics
Topic 3: Short Course: Humanitarian Engineering
Karl Perusich
Purdue University
1733 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN  46634
+1 574 291 5299 (O)
+1 574 520 4286 (Fax)
perusich(at)sbcglobal(dot)net (e-mail)
Topic: Information in Warfare

Janet Rochester
+1 757 787 2097
j.rochester(at)ieee(dot)org (e-mail)
Topic: Becoming a Professional

Stephen H. Unger
Computer Science Department
Mail Code 0401
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027
+1 845 353 5375 (O)
Topic: E-voting, A Non-Solution to a Non-Problem

James Giordano
Director, Center for Neurotechnology Studies Vice President, Academic Programs Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
901 N. Stuart St. Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22203, USA
jgiordano(at)potomacinstitute(dot)org (email)
Phone: +1 703 525 0770
Fax: +1 703 525 0299
Topic 1. Neurotechnology: Practical and ethical issues at the intersection of brain science and society
Topic 2. Predictive neurotechnologies in national security and defense: Social obligation or Minority Report?
Topic 3. Neuroimaging pain: Technical, neuroethical, and socio-legal issues
Topic 4. Neurotechnology, psychiatry, and society: Avoiding Icarus'
folly and Faustian bargains

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