Fordham Research Day 2023

Fordham University’s Research Day Celebration - Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Fordham School of Law, 150 West 62nd Street, NYC - Costantino Room

Every year, Fordham recognizes faculty research at Research Day, an in-person event at Fordham Law. This year, the keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeannette Wing, the Executive Vice President of Research and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University. 

No registration is needed for Research Day.

Schedule of events: 

10:30 am - 11:00 am - Award Ceremony  

School of Law, Costantino A

  • Introduction: Dr. George Hong, Chief Research Officer and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Opening Remarks: Dr. Dennis Jacobs, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

11:00 am-11:20 am - Presentations by the Awardees

Chair: Dr. Jonathan Crystal, Vice Provost

Distinguished Research Award in the Humanities - Asif Siddiqi, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Award in Interdisciplinary Studies - Atinuke Adediran, J.D., Ph.D. 
Distinguished Research Award for Junior Faculty - Juntao Chen, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Award in the Science and Mathematics - Ipsita Banerjee, Ph.D. 
Distinguished Research Award in the Social Sciences - Hye Seung "Grace" Lee, Ph.D. 

11:20 am-12:00 pm - Keynote Speech

School of Law, Costantino A

Chair: Dr. Ron Jacobson, Associate Vice President, Office of the Provost

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeannette Wing

Executive Vice President of Research and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, “Trustworthy AI”

Recent years have seen an astounding growth in deployment of AI systems in critical domains such as autonomous vehicles, criminal justice, and healthcare, where decisions taken by AI agents directly impact human lives. Consequently, there is an increasing concern if these decisions can be trusted.  How can we deliver on the promise of the benefits of AI but address scenarios that have life-critical consequences for people and society?  In short, how can we achieve trustworthy AI?

Under the umbrella of trustworthy computing, employing formal methods for ensuring trust properties such as reliability and security has led to scalable success.  Just as for trustworthy computing, formal methods could be an effective approach for building trust in AI-based systems.  However, we would need to extend the set of properties to include fairness, robustness, and interpretability, etc.; and to develop new verification techniques to handle new kinds of artifacts, e.g., data distributions and machine-learned models. This talk poses a new research agenda, from a formal methods perspective, for us to increase trust in AI systems.


Meeting New Book Authors: Humanities – Costantino A
12:00 am-1:00 pm 

Chair: Dr. Ann Gaylin, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  


  1. Babette Babich (Philosophy). Günther Anders’ Philosophy of Technology: From Phenomenology to Critical Theory. London: Bloomsbury.  
  2. Caitlyn Meehye Beach (Art History), Sculpture at the Ends of Slavery. Berkeley, California: University of California Press.
  3. Silvana Patriarca (History). Race in Post-Fascist Italy: “War Children” and the Color of the Nation. Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press.


Meeting New Book Authors: Interdisciplinary Studies – Costantino B
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chair: Dr. Sarah J. Wu, University Research Council Member and Professor of Operations Management Information, Technology, and Operations Area at Gabelli School of Business


  1. Anjali Dayal (Political Science). Incredible Commitments: How UN Peacekeeping Failures Shape Peace Processes. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  2. Allie Kosterich (Gabelli School of Business). News Nerds: Institutional Change and Professional Journalists. Oxford University Press.
  3. Tina Maschi (Graduate School of Social Services). Youdin, Robert. Social Worker as Researcher: Integrating Research with Advocacy. Boston, MA: Pearson Publishing.


1:00 pm  Lunch Bateman Room, School of Law