Networking

IGNITING INNOVATION (2018)

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Mariana Cerdeira

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Mariana Cerdeira

Mariana Cerdeira has recently finished her PhD in Medical Neurosciences at the Charité and Humboldt University and is now a consultant in biopharma strategy.
Previously, she obtained a Master’s degree in Neurosciences with a double diploma from the Universities of Göttingen and Bordeaux, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in her country of origin, Brazil. So far, Mariana has lived in 4 countries and speaks 5 languages.
Since the beginning of her PhD, she has been involved in projects to improve career support for graduate students, promote the public outreach of science, and raise awareness about issues prevalent in academia.
In her talk, Mariana will unveil what goes on behind the scenes of scientific research and address the need for a culture change in the academic world.

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Gunay Kazimzade

Gunay Kazimzade is working at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (the German Internet Institute). The Institute investigates the current changes in all aspects of society occurring in response to digitalisation. Their goal is to develop a comprehensive understanding of these changes based on rigorous academic analysis and to offer informed strategies to address them at a political and economic level.
Gunay is also a PhD student in Computer Science at TU Berlin. After Applied Mathematics and Computer Science degrees, she was involved in the education field and managed two social projects focused on women and children CS education that trained over 3000 women and children in STEM fields!
Currently, she is working at Research Group “Criticality of Artificial Intelligence-based Systems”. She will be devoting her TED Talk to her main research directions: Gender and racial biases in AI, inclusiveness in AI and AI-enabled education.

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