May 2021
Congrats to Mike Schaekermann for receving the 2020 Cheriton School of Computer Science Dissertation Award and the 2020 CAN-CS Distinguished Dissertation Award!
Mike’s thesis titled, “Human-AI Interaction in the Presence of Ambiguity: From Deliberation-based Labeling to Ambiguity-aware AI,” demonstrated how humans and AI can be partners on ambiguous problems. His thesis argues that some classification problems are irresolvable, and that the act of deliberation, facilitated by the appropriate interfaces, can help to improve the decision process and ultimately the classification labels See the university news release to learn more.