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Fall 2020, Leadership

Data Ethics and Society Director and Co-Director Appointed

by Richard Westlund

September 18, 2020

Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, and Otávio Bueno, PhD, have been named Director and Co-Director of Data Ethics + Society for the University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing (IDSC). “From personal privacy to fake news, legal, ethical, and social concerns permeate the research, teaching, and applications of data science and computing,” said IDSC Director Nick Tsinoremas, “We were very fortunate to engage these two distinguished academic leaders in the field of ethics who will help guide the responsible growth and development of IDSC’s Data Ethics and Society program.”

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Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD FACMI FACE

Dr. Goodman is Founder and Director of the UM Miller School of Medicine Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, which has been designated a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy (one of 12 in the world). He is also Co-Director of University of Miami Ethics Programs, integrating ethical, legal, and social issues into UM initiatives in many disciplines. In addition, Dr. Goodman also directs the Florida Bioethics Network, and chairs the UHealth University of Miami Hospital Ethics Committee and the Adult Ethics Committee for Jackson Memorial Health System. Academically, he is a Professor of Medicine at the Miller School with appointments in the Departments of Philosophy, Health Informatics, Public Health Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Anesthesiology, and the School of Nursing.

Along with 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 a 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. Otávio Bueno is a Professor, Chair, and the Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences in the University of Miami Department of Philosophy. He has held visiting professorships or fellowships at Princeton University, University of York (UK), University of Leeds, and the University of 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.




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