SCI computer science student Katelyn Morrison is among five researchers selected to represent the University of Pittsburgh at the 15th Annual Atlantic Coast Conference Meeting of the Minds, which will take place in April this year. The conference is an opportunity for universities to highlight the research being done by undergraduate students, and for students to share their work with peers. Morrison's research project is titled "Spatially Sensitive Learning Algorithms to Mitigate Discrimination in Resource Allocation" and proposes a framework to diminish bias in machine learning algorithms that influence decisions on where to dispatch such resources as taxis, law enforcement personnel, emergency responders, and transportation.
Morrison is currently a senior undergraduate student at SCI majoring in computer science and earning a certificate in sustainability. Her research interests are within the fields of computational sustainability, societal computing, and AI and social good.
Congratulations to Katelyn on this exciting achievement!