Ken Goodman and Otávio Bueno have been named Director and Co-Director of Data Ethics and Society for IDSC. “From personal privacy to fake news, legal, ethical, and social concerns permeate the research, teaching, and applications of data science and computing,” said Nick Tsinoremas, IDSC Institute Director, and Vice Provost for Research Computing and Data at the University of Miami. “We are fortunate to engage two distinguished academic leaders in the field of Ethics who will help guide the responsible growth and development of our research.”
Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD
Dr. Goodman is Founder and Director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, which has been designated one of ten World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy. He is also Co-Director of the University of Miami Ethics Programs, integrating ethical, legal, and social issues into UM initiatives in many disciplines.
Dr. Goodman directs the Florida Bioethics Network and chairs the UHealth/University of Miami Hospital Ethics Committee and the Adult Ethics Committee for the Jackson Health System. He is a Professor of Medicine at the Miller School with appointments in the Department of Philosophy, Health Informatics, Department of Public Health Sciences, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Department of Anesthesiology.
In addition to his UM roles, Dr. Goodman is a co-founder of the North American Center for Ethics and Health Information Technology, a partnership with the Center for Bioethics at Indiana University. He is past chair of the Ethics Committee of AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association), a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics (FACMI), and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE), and past Chair of its Ethics Committee.
Dr. Goodman’s research has emphasized issues in health information technology and in epidemiology and public health. His latest book, “Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care,” identifies and analyzes issues in biomedical informatics.
Otávio Bueno, PhD
Dr. Bueno is professor and chair of the UM Department of Philosophy, and the Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences. He has held visiting professorships or fellowships at Princeton University, University of York (UK), University of Leeds, and the Universidade de São Paulo. His research focuses on the philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophical logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of art.
Dr. Bueno has published more than 200 papers in journals such as Noûs, Mind, The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Studies, Synthese, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Analysis, and Erkenntnis.
He is the co-author of “Applying Mathematics: Immersion, Inference, Interpretation,” and editor of “Individuation, Process, and Scientific Practices,” among other books. He is also an editor-in-chief of Synthese.
Story by Richard Westlund