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Cybersafe Team

January 11, 2024

Winner of the Junior Academy Challenge – Spring 2023 “Cybersecurity” Sponsored by NEOM Published January 11, 2024 Team members: Jessica K. (Team Lead) (United States), Ritwik D. (United States), Neha B. (United States), Bhavya D. (United States), Farah M. (Jordan) Individuals, businesses, and governments increasingly operate in a digital landscape. But as homes, medical systems, banking services, and key infrastructure connect via complex online networks, cyberattacks have increased exponentially. Developing strong protections against various forms...

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Ethical Implications in the Development of AI

November 21, 2023

The research of Betty Li Hou, who presented a seminar as part of The New York Academy of Sciences’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Society Lecture series, explores the educational, philosophical, sociological, and legal dimensions that should be considered when developing ethical AI systems to benefit society. Published November 21, 2023 By Nick Fetty https://vimeo.com/886870560 Betty Li Hou, a Ph.D. student in computer science at the New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, presented her...

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The New York Academy of Sciences Announces First Cohort of Post-Doctoral Fellows in Inaugural Artificial Intelligence and Society Fellowship Program with Arizona State University

August 17, 2023

Published August 17, 2023 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2023, New York, NY – Three post-doctoral scholars have been named as the first cohort of Fellows for the Artificial Intelligence and Society Fellowship program. Launched by The New York Academy of Sciences and Arizona State University in April 2023, the fellowship was developed to address the unmet need for scholars who are trained across technical AI and social sciences and the humanities. This innovative training...

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Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

June 6, 2023

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists seek to identify and honor exceptional young scientists and engineers 42 years of age and younger. Honorees are selected based on the quality, novelty, and impact of their research and their potential for further significant contributions to science. For previous issues of awardee papers, see Ann NY Acad Sci (2012) 1260 and Ann NY Acad Sci (2013) 1293. Or click https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/toc/10.1111/(ISSN)1749-6632.blavatnik-awards.

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The New Wave of AI in Healthcare

May 25, 2023

In the healthcare field, artificial intelligence has the potential to improve everything from workflow efficiency to patient outcomes. By Stephen Treffinger Image Credit: Agne SopyteMembers of the Organizing Committee. (From left to right) Affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System: Christina Virgo, Esq., Sara Roncero-Menendez, Silke Muehlstedt, PhD, Thomas Fuchs, Dr. sc., Marc Kaplan; Affiliated with The New York Academy of Sciences: Melanie Brickman Borchard, PhD, MSc, Barbara Knappmeyer, PhD Appearing on the front page...

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The New York Academy of Sciences Launches New Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence and Society with Arizona State University

April 17, 2023

In response to the urgent need to incorporate ethical and humanistic principles into the development and application of artificial intelligence (AI), The New York Academy of Sciences has partnered with Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society to launch an AI and Society post-doctoral fellowship program. Merging technical AI research with perspectives from the social sciences and humanities, the program's goal is to develop a new generation of multidisciplinary scholars prepared...

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Big Questions for Our Journey to Mars

April 15, 2022

Travel to Mars — and successful habitation there — will take more than good science, technology and engineering. It will require solutions to challenges in politics, ethics and law. By Brooke Grindlinger, PhD At this year’s South by Southwest Festival, I had the pleasure of asking a panel of experts some big questions about travel to Mars. The journey will push limits of the human body and may take us to the edge of ethical...

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The Route to Robust Quantum Computing

March 22, 2021

Shruti Puri, PhD, helps explain the challenges and the potential computational power this exciting new technology may bring about. By Liang Dong, PhD Shruti Puri, PhD, Yale University Quantum computing is a radically new way to store and process information based on the principles of quantum mechanics. While conventional computers store information in binary “bits” that are either 0s or 1s, quantum computers store information in quantum bits, or qubits. A qubit can be both...

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Beyond Spacesuits and Pain Relievers: Could we Genetically Protect Astronaut Health on the Mission to Mars? 

May 12, 2020

Beyond Spacesuits and Pain Relievers: Could we Genetically Protect Astronaut Health on the Mission to Mars? On May 12, 2020, I hosted a virtual conversation for the New York Academy of Sciences with astrobiologist Kennda Lynch, PhD (Lunar and Planetary Institute), geneticist Christopher Mason, PhD (Weill Cornell Medicine), and planetary scientist Lucianne Walkowicz, PhD (The JustSpace Alliance; Adler Plantarium) exploring some of the physical—and ethical—obstacles to be surmounted for a successful human mission to Mars. By Brooke Grindlinger, PhD Much has...

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Better Data Means Better Food

April 14, 2020

Turning data into predictive models is not a simple task. Published April 14, 2020 By Roger Torda Shelf life is an important variable when it comes to snack foods. But how can shelf life be predicted when new products are being developed? The starting point is often data from taste tests. Turning that data into a predictive model is not a simple task. And that is why PepsiCo, teaming with The New York Academy of...

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Annals

August 19, 2023  · 
Characterizing affiliative touch in humans and its role in advancing haptic design
Contributors: James H. Kryklywy| Preeti Vyas| Karon E. Maclean| Rebecca M. Todd|
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August 10, 2023  · 
Mobilizing adolescents and young women to promote healthy diets in urban settings of Colombia and Vietnam: Lessons from two action‐research programs
Contributors: Gilles Bergeron| Phuong Hong Nguyen| Nathalia Correa Guzman| Lan Mai Tran| Nga Thu Hoang| Sandra L. Restrepo‐Mesa|
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July 27, 2023  · 
Automated behavioral scoring: Do we even need humans?
Contributors: Will Kenkel|
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July 19, 2023  · 
The role of insider knowledge in the trajectories of highly accomplished scientists
Contributors: Rena F. Subotnik| Paula Olszewski‐Kubilius| Frank C. Worrell|
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June 30, 2023  · 
Advancing understanding of discordant mentoring relationships in STEMM: A method and framework
Contributors: Danielle X. Morales| Sara E. Grineski| Timothy W. Collins|
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June 21, 2023  · 
Emotion in the mind's eye: Imagination for adaptive cognition
Contributors: Chantelle M. Cocquyt| Daniela J. Palombo|
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June 07, 2023  · 
Childhood experiences and undergraduate student interest in STEM disciplines: Attending to setting and activity type
Contributors: Remy Dou| Heidi Cian| Zahra Hazari| Gerhard Sonnert| Philip M. Sadler|
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May 18, 2023  · 
Emerging roles of brain tanycytes in regulating blood–hypothalamus barrier plasticity and energy homeostasis
Contributors: Hasni Kannangara| Liam Cullen| Sari Miyashita| Funda Korkmaz| Anne Macdonald| Anisa Gumerova| Ronit Witztum| Ofer Moldavski| Steven Sims| Jocoll Burgess| Tal Frolinger| Rauf Latif| Yelena Ginzburg| Daria Lizneva| Ki Goosens| Terry F. Davies| Tony Yuen| Mone Zaidi| Vitaly Ryu|
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April 20, 2023  · 
What experiences constitute failures? High school students’ reflections on their struggles in STEM classes
Contributors: Xiaodong Lin‐Siegler| Benjamin J. Lovett| Yiran Du| Kan Yamane| Keying Wang| Syntia Hadis|
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April 05, 2023  · 
Progress in vaccine development for infectious diseases—a Keystone Symposia report
Contributors: Jennifer Cable| Barney S. Graham| Richard A. Koup| Robert A. Seder| Katalin Karikó| Norbert Pardi| Dan H. Barouch| Bhawna Sharma| Susanne Rauch| Raffael Nachbagauer| Mattias N. E. Forsell| Michael Schotsaert| Ali H. Ellebedy| Karin Loré| Darrell J. Irvine| Emily Pilkington| Siri Tahtinen| Elizabeth A. Thompson| Yanis Feraoun| Neil P. King| Kevin Saunders| Galit Alter| Syed M. Moin| Kwinten Sliepen| Gunilla B. Karlsson Hedestam| Hedda Wardemann| Bali Pulendran| Nicole A. Doria‐Rose| Wan‐Ting He| Jennifer A. Juno| Sila Ataca| Adam K. Wheatley| Jason S. McLellan| Laura M. Walker| Julia Lederhofer| Lisa C. Lindesmith| Holger Wille| Peter J. Hotez| Linda‐Gail Bekker|
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