Exploring AI Ethics

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Affinity Group: Women in Engineering


Engage in our exclusive workshop delving into the critical intersection of artificial intelligence and ethics. Discover the pivotal considerations, challenges, and moral frameworks shaping the AI landscape.

Whether you're a professional, student, or enthusiast, this workshop invites you to actively participate in discussions, gain insights, and contribute to the conversation surrounding ethical AI. Join us in shaping a more ethically conscious AI future.


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  • Date: 20 Nov 2023
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • McMaster university
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Canada
  • Building: Engineering Technology Building

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  • Starts 05 November 2023 08:00 AM
  • Ends 17 November 2023 11:55 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Marjan Alavi Dr. Marjan Alavi


Exploring AI Ethics


Marjan Alavi is the Chair of the Manufacturing Engineering Master of Engineering (MEME) Program at W. Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT) at McMaster University, Canada. She is an Assistant Professor at SEPT teaching in two Bachelor of Technology (Btech) programs; Automation Engineering Technology Program and Software Technology - Degree Completion Program (DCP). She is also Associate Member of the Mechanical Engineering and Computer and Electrical Engineering Departments at McMaster University.


Marjan received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Control and Instrumentations) from K.N. Toosi University of Technology and her M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Micro- and Nano- Electronic Devices) from Sharif University of Technology. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She was a recipient of the Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) 2010. In 2015, she joined the Energy Systems Group, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests include model-based and data-driven approaches for the diagnosis and prognosis of hybrid systems.


Marjan is a professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada. She has several years of industrial experience as an Electrical Engineer. Marjan has been teaching several courses in Electrical Engineering at College and University levels, including Digital Electronics, Embedded Systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Smart Cities.


Dr.  Alavi is a senior IEEE member. She has served on IEEE Toronto Executive Committee as the Treasurer for four years (2016-2020). She has also served as the Vice Chair of the IEEE Industrial Applications Society 2015 and the Vice Chair of Women in Engineering (WIE) 2018-2022. She was a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and is currently the Guest Editor of Frontiers on the Internet of Things. Dr. Alavi is currently the Chair of Women in Engineering Affinity Group in Hamilton Section, Canada