Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science

Seminar Series on DEI in CS

The School of Computer Science will launch a seminar series focusing on the impact of issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion in computer science. During the spring 2021 semester, we plan to host three or four seminars exploring such topics as broadening participation and access in computing and STEM, ethics and bias in AI, and justice and health as they relate to computer science. The series will feature speakers from academia, nonprofits and government to provide a broad perspective. Talks will be simulcast and available to all, and will be recorded for later viewing.

Other seminars in SCS and CMU will also focus on DEI topics this spring, including the HCII Seminar Series and CyLab Seminar Series.

Confirmed Speakers

April 1, 2021  |  4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Kelauni Jasmyn

Founder and CEO, Black Tech Nation

Talk title: “Black in Tech”

Watch the video

April 22, 2021 |  4:30-5:30 p.m.

Jeff Forbes

NSF Program Director for Education and Workforce and Broadening Participation in Computing

Zoom details will be available one week before the event.

April 29, 2021 |  4:30-5:30 p.m.

Panel: SCS Ph.D. Student DEI Research and Activities

Moderated by Judeth Oden Choi

Zoom details will be available one week before the event.

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SCS DEI Seminar Series Committee 

Brad Myers, HCII, Faculty (Chair)
Rachel Burcin, Robotics, Staff
Judeth Oden Choi, HCII, Ph.D. Student
Melisa Orta Martinez, Robotics, Faculty
Bryan Parno, CSD & ECE, Faculty
Ashley Williams Patton, CS Pathways, Staff