Lab Goals


    • inspire students to work collaborative in the creation of solutions, methods and tools for data-driven discovery and improving algorithmic fairness

    • develop a situated-learning and problem-based learning ecosystem by levering one of the tenets of the socio-technical premise, namely that all contexts matter

    • establish a strong collaboration with the City of Houston as part of the Technology Innovation Hub

    • engage traditionally underrepresented groups in the technology sector to address bias and fairness in algorithmic techniques

    • strengthen the MICE (Mentor, Inspire, Connect and Empower) program that the Computer Science program at UST has adopted

    • create pedagogical approaches for improving data-science and computing literacy to groups that traditionally have limited access to these technologies

    • harness the border-less reality that information technology offers in order to create a synergistic collaboration with cities and institutions in other countries