I-DISC Faculty Forum

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Friday, April 14, 2023
Building C

More information will be posted soon.

Friday, November 11, 2022
Building C 220
Refreshments provided

Please RSVP > (by 11.10.22)
Open to all Lehigh University Faculty


Presentations by:

  • "Computational and Human Judgement Forecasts of the Trajectory of Infectious Agents to Support Public Health Decision Making" 
    Tom McAndrew, Computational Scientist, COH
  • "Trusted AI at Sandia National Laboratories" 
    David Stracuzzi, Center for Computing Research, Sandia National Lab

    Sandia National Laboratories is in the middle of a five-year focused research effort on Trusted AI. The goal is to develop the fundamental insights required to use AI methods in high-consequence national security applications while also improving the practical deployment of AI. This talk summarizes the three research thrusts of the Trusted AI Campaign along with the goals and outcomes of several of the projects. The talk concludes with a forward-looking discussion of remaining research gaps and needs.

Updates on:

  • DCEJ efforts
  • I-DISC Friendly Review (New Initiative)
  • I-DISC programs & initiatives (fellows, grant writing support, research etc)

Open discussion Q&A

Introductions to Lehigh University Communications and PR members, followed by I-DISCovery on getting help with your website, social media, elevator pitches and media relations. 

March 25, 2022 
Light Breakfast provided, forum starts promptly at 9:00am
Building C | Room BC210 


Lehigh Internal Grant Programs 
Overview of VPR's office, and various internal funding opportunities
Presented by Kate Bullard, Research Program Development Officer

I-DISC Fellows Program
Introducing I-DISC Fellows: Dan Luo is an advanced doctoral student with expertise in data science, computation, and machine learning and Alex Sackett is an advanced doctoral student with experience in social psychology, behavioral and cognitive measurement, and a wide range of issues associated with human subjects data collection.
Learn more about the I-DISC Fellows Program and how it can provide a part-time research assistant to help Lehigh faculty with the data science, programming, computational projects and social science aspects of their research.

Nader Motee
 (MEM), will talk about his research and the new AirLab

Opportunities to build diverse UG research groups (Greer Scholars, and others): Josh Agar and Brian Davison will give overview of how I-DISC faculty members could get more involved.

Peer Review Group Initiative 

Other Updates:

  • support for pre- and post-grant awards, projections, 
  • Upcoming events
  • Stay connected: Slack, I-DISC Calendar, You Tube Channel, Twitter

Friday, October 8
Open to all I-DISC Faculty Members
This will be a virtual event. A zoom link will be sent via email to all I-DISC Faculty Members at least 48 hours prior to the event date.
(If you haven't recieved an email with the link by October 7, please contact Sarah Wing at srw208@lehigh.edu)


Overview of I-DISC Research Groups
  • FinTech Group
    Presented by Hank Korth, Computer Science and Engineering 
  • Human-Centered Computing (HCC)
    Presented by Eric P.S Baumer, Computer Science and Engineering 
  • Quantum Computing Group
    Presented by Luis Zuluga, Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Lehigh Internal Grant Programs 
Overview of VPR's office, and various internal funding opportunities
Presented by Kate Bullard, Research Program Development Officer

Promoting Equity and Justice in Data and Computing
Overview of I-DISC’s plan for promoting scholarship in equity and justice in data and computing, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Presented by Larry Snyder, Kate Arrington, Brian Davison (I-DISC Leadership Team)