Author: Dori-Hacohen, Shiri

Dr. Dori-Hacohen named to 2023 D-30 Disability Impact List

We are delighted to share that Dr. Dori-Hacohen has been named to Diversability’s 2023 D-30 Disability Impact List!

Diversability said Dr. Dori-Hacohen “is a leading advocate for neurodiversity” and called out her success in infusing her research with an intersectional lens based on her lived experiences as a disabled faculty member and PI. The full honoree page is available here.

Dr. Dori-Hacohen shared: “It is a deep honor to be named to Diversability’s D-30 List and be recognized for the impact of my work as one of the very few disabled PIs in academia. To be named alongside the late, amazing Judith Heumann, a leading disability rights activist, makes the honor even more special.”

Announcing the RIET Lab

We are pleased to announce the new Reducing Information Ecosystem Threats (RIET) Lab.

The RIET Lab researches some of the most vexing threats to democratic nations, including disinformation, weaponized controversy, trust erosion on- and offline, and botnets, from a computational perspective. We use state-of-the-art technologies and collect petabyte-scale datasets from social networks.

Our research focuses on threats to the information ecosystem online and to healthy public discourse from an information retrieval lens, informed by insights from the social sciences. Upcoming projects address the connections between m/disinformation and weaponized controversy, online and in social networks; and utilizing cybersecurity and graph theoretic approaches to detect malicious actors. Additionally, our research addresses fairness and bias in medicine. The RIET lab tackles these research questions from an AI ethics, fairness & safety perspective.

For more information, please contact the Director of the RIET Lab, Prof. Shiri Dori-Hacohen.