Sessions:

A full playlist of symposium session presentations may be found here.



Organizers: Srijan Kumar, Georgia Institute of Technology
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: AI for Societal-Scale Problems – And How We Might Avoid Creating Many More of Them, Tim Althoff, University of Washington
SPEAKER: Stories from Building AI for Social Impact in Global South, Jigar Doshi, ARTPARK, Indian Institute of Science
SPEAKER: AI Red Teaming’s Role in Shaping the Future of AI Development, Jina Suh, Microsoft



Organizers: Alison Christopherson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Amina Schartup, University of California, San Diego
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:  Deep-Sea Mining: A Review of the Minerals, Policy, and Environmental Implications, Jessica Fitzsimmons, Texas A&M University
SPEAKER: Deep-Seabed Mining Threatens Overlying Water Column Ecosystems, Anela Choy, University of California, San Diego
SPEAKER: The Impact of Potential Seafloor Mining on Mercury Methylation in the Ocean, Katlin Bowman Adamczyk, U.S. Geological Survey



Organizer: Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Ohio State University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: All Hands on Deck: The Need for Multidisciplinary Scientific Efforts to Create Healthier Environments, Kristen Brown, Urban Institute
SPEAKER: Structural Determinants of Sleep Health and Sleep, Dayna Johnson, Emory University
SPEAKER: Climate, Disasters and Incarceration: Voices of the Unheard, Benika Dixon, Texas A&M University



Organizer: Nia Imara, University of California, Santa Cruz
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Illuminating the Dark Sector of the Universe, Tanveer Karim, University of Toronto
SPEAKERS: (Large) Maps of the Observable Universe as a Pathway to Understand Dark Energy, Satya Gontcho A Gontcho, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
SPEAKER: The Milky Way as a Dark Matter Laboratory, Nora Shipp, University of Washington



Organizer: Lisa Beutler Northwestern University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: The Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease, Art Beyder, Mayo Clinic
SPEAKER: The Role of Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurons in Autism-Associated Gastrointestinal Problems
Lauren Orefice, Harvard University
SPEAKER: Disorders of Gut-Brain Interaction and Mood: Clinical Implications and a Novel Intervention Strategy
Kara Gross Margolis, New York University



Organizer: Ed O’Brien, Pennsylvania State University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Exploring the Moon in the Artemis Era, Brett Denevi, Johns Hopkins University
SPEAKER: How to Permanently Live on the Moon, Ali Kazemian, Louisiana State University
SPEAKER: Novel Research Enabled by the Moon, Gregg Hallinan, California Institute of Technology



Organizers: Mel Wohlgemuth, University of Arizona
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Pain from Bench to Bedside, Vivianne Tawfik, Stanford University
SPEAKER: Decoding Discomfort: Innovations in Measuring Pain in Pre-Clinical Animal Models, Victoria Abraira, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
SPEAKER: Stimulating the Brain to Decode Pain, Prasad Shirvalkar, University of California, San Francisco



Organizers: Rebecca Kramer Bottiglio, Yale University
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER: Xenobots: Living Robots or Organisms, Jeantine Lunshof, Harvard University
SPEAKERS: From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Life, Sam Kriegman, Northwestern University
SPEAKER: From Modular Organisms to Biological Machines: The Plasticity of Life, Doug Blackiston, Tufts University

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation. Additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.