For instance, Dr. Shmatikov’s group plans to design and implement machine learning pipelines that ensure the integrity of machine learning models while protecting the privacy of individuals whose data is being used for training purposes.
The research of Dr. Joachims and his group addresses the question of fairness in search rankings. Now that they are ranking everything from apartment rentals to job candidates, there’s a responsibility for ranking systems to be useful to the person doing the search but also “fair” to the people its results might impact.
Dr. Artzi and his group address the issue of context when uttering search queries. His research will develop new context-dependent models for mapping sequences of instructions.
Dr. Cardie’s group will take initial steps to develop methods for summarizing and understanding enterprise-level document collections. They intend to investigate methods to produce generic and role-specific summaries of regulations, policies, and procedures.
As an alumnus of Cornell University, I am especially honored to have the opportunity to work with the faculty once again, this time through Workday. On the heels of the $250 million Workday Ventures fund launch earlier this year, Workday’s collaboration with Cornell is further proof that we want to nurture and grow the best thinking and execution on the nascent technologies that promise to transform business and society at large. We believe it’s imperative to look beyond our walls, where innovation takes place throughout the collective technology universe.
Cornell’s Computing and Information Science (CIS) Dean Greg Morrisett told me, “Workday has already been such a wonderful supporter of CIS, but we are excited that they have now moved to the next level and are helping to support our faculty and graduate students doing research on a number of projects with exciting potential for Workday’s business.”
Workday will begin engaging with the recipients starting this summer, and researchers are encouraged to publish the results of their projects.