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The number of Americans — and Arizonans — who’ve received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine continues to increase on a daily basis. And there is a measurable level of excitement, as being vaccinated makes it feel like we’re getting closer and closer to returning to the normal lives so many are longing for.

Nadya Bliss spoke with KJZZ regarding her response to seeing such selfies.


April 30, 2021,

Dr. Julie A. Adams, Professor and Associate Director of the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute at Oregon State University, will discuss the impact of algorithms, transparency, and resilience on human teaming with biologically-inspired robotic collectives.

March 23, 2021,

Dr. Mary Czerwinski, Partner Research Manager of the Human Understanding and Empathy Group (HUE) at Microsoft Research, will discuss her research on creating technologies that can help us change our behavior to improve health and well-being.

The Arizona Supreme Court task force refocuses on disinformation. One of the conclusions GSI's Scott Ruston and other scholars have drawn in studying disinformation is that disinformation actors seek out social wedge issues around which they can erode the public’s faith in political institutions, whether that’s the judiciary, the legislature, the education system, the press or the executive branch.

Jamie Winterton was added to The Network, a group of high-level digital security experts from across government, the private sector and security research community invited by The Washington Post to vote in surveys on the most pressing issues in the field. Our regular surveys will highlight insights from some of the most influential people in cybersecurity. They include members of Congress and the Trump administration, the country’s top security researchers and senior leaders at companies as varied as Facebook, General Motors and Visa. Their responses will be featured in The Cybersecurity 202 newsletter and elsewhere on The Post.

We are surrounded by news and information at all hours of the day. So, with all that content out there, how do we know what’s real or not?

Kristy Roschke, managing director of the News Co/Lab at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Nadya Bliss, executive director of the Global Security Initiative at ASU, discuss the importance of media literacy and the impact of disinformation and misinformation — especially on our national security.

Arizona State University’s is teaching next-gen cybersecurity martial artists all the right moves to thwart cyberattacks.

Nancy Cooke explores how an artificial intelligence agent can contribute to team communications failure, and how to improve those interactions, in her discussion at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Arizona State University is applying analytics and other tools to help the agency predict and respond to emergencies.