The AAAS Community Advisory Board was formed recently by the AAAS Membership Department to provide key insight, expertise and leadership to grow the AAAS Community by making it a stronger online platform for both scientists and nonscientists to engage, discuss and learn together. The advisory board members are leaders in their respective fields and will provide important guidance to AAAS staff to help foster meaningful and impactful conversations and relationships that breakthrough disciplinary silos and also advance science communication and science policy.
Congratulations to our new AAAS Community Advisory Board Members! Get to know the board members from their biographies below:
Dr. Jen Golbeck is a world leader in social media research and science communication. She began studying social media from the moment it emerged on the web a decade ago, and is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field. Her research has influenced industry, government, and the military. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics, discovering people’s hidden attributes from their online behavior, and a leader in creating human-friendly security and privacy systems. She is also an associate professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, where she also moonlights in the department of computer science.
Anamita Guha, MBA, is an entrepreneurial product leader at Meta (formerly Facebook) where she innovates ways to protect people’s data using machine learning. Her goal: shift how the tech industry handles user data and close the gender gap in STEM. Previously, Anamita worked on quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and AR/VR as IBM’s Global Lead of Product Management, leading product managers and research scientists across four continents. Prior to IBM, she worked at startups, including launching and selling her own analytics company in 2014. To help inspire women innovators and pioneers, Anamita serves as a national ambassador and advisory board member for the AAAS, and as a board member of Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit creating economic opportunity for immigrant women. As a public speaker, she’s addressed the United Nations, TEDx, and SXSW. She holds a degree in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley, and currently lives in New York, New York.
Dr. Daniel Rogers is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Global Disinformation Index, a non-profit focused on catalyzing change within the tech industry to disincentivize the creation and dissemination of disinformation. Prior to founding the GDI, Danny founded and led Terbium Labs, an information security and dark web intelligence startup. He is a computational physicist with experience supporting Defense and Intelligence Community Cyber Operations, as well as startup experience in the defense, energy, and biotech sectors. Danny is an author and expert in the field of quantum cryptography and has published numerous patents and papers on that and other subjects. He earned his Doctorate in Chemical Physics from the University of Maryland, and is an Adjunct Professor at New York University in their program on Cybercrime and Global Security, and a Security Fellow at the Truman Project on National Security.
Dr. Lionel Robert, Jr. is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Information (UMSI) and a core faculty member of the Robotics Institute at the University of Michigan. Dr. Robert is an AIS Distinguished Member Cum Laude and an IEEE Senior Member. Dr. Robert was a BAT fellow and KPMG scholar at Indiana University where he completed his Ph.D. in Information Systems. He is the director of the Michigan Autonomous Vehicle Research Intergroup Collaboration (MAVRIC) and also an affiliate of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) and the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication(CCMC)at Indiana University. His research has appeared in print, radio and/or television for ABC, CNN, CNBC, Michigan Radio, Inc., New York Times and the Associated Press. He is the past president of AIS SIG in Cognitive Research and Representative at Large for the Academy of Management OCIS Division. He is an expert in online collaboration, human-robot collaboration, and the sharing economy.
Dr. Eugene Santos, Jr. received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University and is a AAAS Fellow and IEEE Fellow. He is currently Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. His work on artificial intelligence intersects the areas of information, cognition, human factors, and mathematics. His current focus is on computational intent, dynamic human behavior, and decision-making with an emphasis on learning nonlinear and emergent behaviors and explainable AI. He has applied his work with the goal of better understanding how we, both as individuals and our society, can best leverage knowledge through AI to improve our world for social good.
Dr. Richard Ashby Wilson is the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Intellectual Life at UConn School of Law. He is a Board of Trustees Professor of Law and Anthropology and Gladstein Chair of Human Rights and was the founding director of the Human Rights Institute. He is a scholar of human rights, transitional justice, and freedom of expression, and he has recently taught courses in “Human Rights and Post-Conflict Justice,” “Propaganda, Disinformation, and Hate Speech,” and a “Hate Crimes Practicum.” Wilson is the author or editor of 11 books on international human rights, humanitarianism, truth and reconciliation commissions, and international criminal tribunals. Having received his BSc. and Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, he has committed himself to engaged scholarship that advances civil rights and human rights in the United States and worldwide. He previously served as Chair of the Connecticut State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and was appointed in 2021 by the governor of the state of Connecticut to the Hate Crimes Advisory Council that recommends new measures to combat hate crimes in the state.