Global Futures Forum: Artificial Intelligence


Friday, April 12

Global Futures Forum: Artificial Intelligence

The forum showcases a series of panels highlighting the way AI can contribute to climate science, workforce and economic impact, and creativity.

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Global Futures Forum: Artificial Intelligence

The Global Futures Forum will showcase Oregon State’s leading work in areas of importance to and with broad implications for society, industry, government, the workforce, and citizenry. The Forum will highlight Oregon State’s groundbreaking research, related educational offerings and thought leadership. The event will create a forum for dialogue among OSU and leading external thinkers, scholars, and leaders.

Event Recordings

Welcome: Belinda Batten, Senior Advisor to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives 

Moderator: Edward Feser, OSU Provost and Executive Vice President

Kagan Tumer, Director, Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems (CoRIS) Institute; Professor, School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Moderator: Tuba Ozkan-Haller, Dean, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

  • Loren Albert, Assistant Professor of Forest and Ecosystems and Society, OSU
  • William Collins, Associate Laboratory Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Karthik Kashinath, Principal Scientist and Engineer, NVIDIA
  • Karthika Mohan, Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
  • Peter Sadowski, Associate Professor, University of Hawaii, Manoa
  • Philip Mote, Professor, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, OSU



Moderator: Alan Fern, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute

  • Woodam Chung, Professor of Forestry, OSU
  • Charlie Kawasaki, President/CEO, Software Diligence Services, LLC
  • Vince Porter, Economic Development and Workforce Policy Advisor, Office of Governor Tina Kotek
  • Louis Stewart, Head of Strategic Initiatives, NVIDIA
  • Bin Zhu, Associate Professor of Business, OSU

Belinda Batten, Senior Advisor to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives 

Moderator: Peter Swendsen, Patricia Valian Reser Chair and Director of Visual, Performing and Design Arts

  • Andy Dong, School Head, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, OSU
  • Chari Glogovac-Smith, Ph.D. candidate in Experimental Arts and Digital Media, University of Washington 
  • Colin Ives, Director, Center for Art Research, University of Oregon
  • Alicia Patterson, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, OSU 
  • Ashley Stull Meyers, Mary Jones and Thomas Hart Horning Chief Curator of Art, Science and Technology, PRAx, OSU

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