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Jenifer S. Winter


Professor, School of Communications
Chair, Communication and Information Sciences Interdisciplinary PhD Program

I am a professor in the School of Communications and Co-Director of the Pacific Information and Communication Technology for Development Collaborative (PICTDC) My research addresses data governance, policy, and ethics related to big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT). I am PI of an NSF-funded grant addressing one of the grand challenges of this big data era—how we can harness health data resources for societal good amidst many competing claims on the value to be derived from these data and the substantial risks for individual privacy and security. I also explore the governance of AI and personal health information (PHI), assessing the increasing challenges to governing the PHI essential for advancing AI/machine learning innovations in healthcare.

I currently serve as Chair of the interdisciplinary Communication and Information Sciences PhD program, which spans four programs and three colleges.