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Chandra Bhat

Good Systems Executive Team Member 
Joe J. King Endowed Chair in Engineering, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering

Areas of Expertise:

  • Automation
  • Emerging mobility technologies: AVs, EVs, connected vehicles, micromobility
  • AI and transportation safety and equity
  • E-commerce impacts on land-use and travel demand

Good Systems Research Project: Designing AI to Advance Racial Equity 

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Sherri Greenberg

Chair, Good Systems Executive Team
Assistant Dean for State and Local Government Engagement, LBJ School of Public Affairs 
Professor of Practice, LBJ School and Steve Hicks School of Social Work 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ethical AI and AI policy
  • AI policies and regulations in the private sector
  • AI policies and regulations in the public sector
  • AI and the Future of Work
  • Societal implications of AI, including equity 

Good Systems Research Project: Making Smart Tools Work for Everyone 

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Justin Hart

Assistant Professor of Practice, Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences 

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Human-robot interaction 
  • Artificial intelligence 
  • Robotics 
  • Social Navigation and Semantic Mapping

Good Systems Research Project: Living and Working with Robots 

Jun Feng Jiao

Junfeng Jiao

Good Systems Executive Team Member
Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning, School of Architecture 

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Smart Cities and Smart Transportation
  • Generative AI & Applications of LLMs in smart cities
  • Ethical AI and AI Alignment  
  • AV/EV/Delivery Robots
  • Digital Twin technology 

Good Systems Research Project: A Good System for Smart Cities

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Samantha Shorey

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Moody College of Communication 

Areas of Expertise: 

  • The impact of automated technologies (such as AI and robots) on workplaces; the disparate impact of automation on women and working-class people 
  • Hype and corporate narratives about AI and robotics 
  • Strategies for designing AI technologies to support workers

Good Systems Research Project: Living and Working with Robots 

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Keri Stephens

Professor, Communications Studies, Moody College of Communication
Co-Director, Technology and Information Policy Institute  

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Human-AI teaming in the workplace
  • Human perceptions and communication with AI systems and robots
  • Understanding of messages and visuals that communicate risk
  • Infrastructure communication
  • Applied team science and convergent, interdisciplinary research processes 

Good Systems Research Project: Living and Working with Robots 

Peter Stone

Peter Stone

Good Systems Executive Team Member
Truchard Foundation Chair in Computer Science, College of Natural Sciences
Director, Texas Robotics 

Areas of Expertise: 

  • AI
  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • Multiagent Systems
  • Societal implications of AI, robotics, & ML  

Good Systems Research Project: Living and Working with Robots 

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April 9, 2024
Good Systems
Automated vehicles