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Brave I.D.E.A.S. Lab PROJECTS

The mission of the Brave IDEAS Lab is the design and develop of interaction technologies and practices that promote socially responsible and culturally meaningful computing artifacts.

MozFest BlackPaper Team

Black Women’s Experiences with Algorithmic Microaggressions

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Princess Sampson (she/they) is a software engineer and human-centered computing researcher. They currently attend Spelman College as a computer science & comparative women's studies double major. Princess has interned at Amazon and Etsy and is an incoming intern with Adobe Research. As a software engineer, they have designed and implemented big data engineering workflows supporting advertising recommender systems. Beginning Fall 2022, they will pursue a PhD in computer science. Their current research interest is the intersection of marginalized identity with sociotechnical systems, especially preventing the propagation of algorithmic harms and biases.

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Ratziel Ogburu-Ogbonnaya (her/hers) is a senior computer science major attending Spelman College. She has interned at Fortress Investment Group where she was introduced to QA applications and various microarchitectures for the Robotic Process Automation (RPA)/AI systems. She will be interning with Accenture this upcoming summer as a Technology Summer Analyst where she’ll be called to implement front end applications and solutions. She will be graduating during the Fall 2022 and is working to get an internship abroad to explore more opportunities establishing in AI in foreign countries. 

Decoding Racism

A Survey of Academic Responses to the George Floyd Protests​

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Student Researcher:

Anisah Thomas

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2021 BioDesign Competition Team

Subversive:  BioFashion for Black Lives

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In collaboration with the Biology, Arts and Innovation Lab.

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Race in HCI Workshop Paper

Decolonizing Technologies for Preserving Cultural and Societal Diversity

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CCDC Student Design Competition

A novel method for autonomous wet gap crossing

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A DoD funded activity in collaboration with the Biology, Arts and Innovation Lab.

CultureBot 

Designing a code-switching humanoid robot

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Student Researcher:

Margie Ruffin (c/o 2020 )

Storytelling Bot

Character Development to Facilitate Retention in a Culturally Relevant Storytelling Robot

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Trauma-Informed Assistive Care Robot

Trauma-Informed Assistive Care Using Semi-humanoid Robot Pepper
 

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EMO-bot

An Emotionally Responsive Robot for Enhanced Human Engagement

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Ndewo-Uwa {Hello World}

Ndewo Uwa {Hello World} : A Language Based Chat Bot for Children of the Diaspora

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Students:

Ulunma Egwim

Kayla Taylor

Ratziel Ogburu-Ogbonnaya

DOPE ArtS Installation

Our Community Values:  A crowdsourced public data visualization

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Students:

Jataysia Daniels

(c/o 2018)

Clloyd Alexander Smith, Morehouse College

(c/o 2019)

Blanca Burch

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