12 Nov 2022

1PM - 2:30PM [HKT]Session #1: Law and autonomous systems
Chair: Kieran Tranter
2:30PM - 4PM [HKT]Session #2: Gender and Technology: How can gender considerations be incorporated in technology development?
Chair: Reihana Mohideen, Principal Advisor on 'social implications of technology', Nossal Institute and Melbourne Energy Institute Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia
9PM - 10:30PM [HKT]Session #3: International perspectives on engineering ethics education
Chair: Joe Herkert
10:30PM - 12:00 Midnight [HKT]Session #4: Canadian Approaches to Cultivating “Ethical Thinking” in Engineering Education
Chair: Heather A. Love, University of Waterloo, Ontario

Chair: Prof. Greg Adamson

The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT)’s Field of Interest [2022] reads: “To facilitate understanding of the complex interaction between technology, science and society, including impact on individuals and society in general, ethics, professional and social responsibility in the practice of engineering, science and technology, and open discussion of the resulting issues”.

The inclusion of the word ethics in the IEEE SSIT Field of Interest happened in 2022. Prof. Greg Adamson, Chair, Advisory Committee, ISTAS2022 has readily agreed to organize an ETHICS DAY on 12 November 2022 during ISTAS2022.


Tentative Schedule:

Session #1: Law and autonomous systems

Kieran TranterChair: Kieran Tranter

Kieran Tranter is the Chair of Law, Technology and Future in the School of Law, Queensland University of Technology. Kieran joined the School of Law, Queensland University of Technology in 2019 and is the founding General Editor of Law, Technology and Humans.



From driverless cars and supply chain automation to autonomous weapons systems and cyber capabilities, autonomous and AI enabled systems are increasingly prevalent in society and affecting the lives of humans. These technologies can have a range of positive and negative impacts raising a range of questions about the role of law in shaping and limiting their development and use. Are existing legal frameworks compatible with these technologies, and can the law keep up with the pace of technological innovation? What legal issues arise from the autonomous functionalities of these systems, and do they differ in a meaningful way from systems controlled by humans in real-time? What approaches have been taken to regulate the development and use of these systems in different contexts, and what lessons can be learned for the future regulation of autonomous and AI enabled systems? This panel of specialists in law and technology, convened by SSIT Australia, will discuss these questions and current trends about how law is responding to these changes, as well as how technology is changing law.

Elizabeth T. Williams is a Senior Lecturer at the 3A Institute within the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University (ANU). She completed her PhD in experimental nuclear structure at Yale University in December 2009 before commencing postdoctoral work in fundamental and applied nuclear physics at Yale and CSIRO. Liz joined the ANU in 2012, where she held an ARC DECRA fellowship. She has created and used cyber-physical systems to carry out her research in nuclear science, and has always had a fascination with how complex systems come together in a human context. Her passion for research impact and the responsibilities that researchers have to imagine the context in which their research will be used led her to the 3A Institute (now part of the School of Cybernetics) in 2018. Her current research focuses on the design of trustworthy and inclusive autonomous systems for safety-critical contexts. She is also convenor of the School of Cybernetics 2021 PhD cohort, manager of the Algorithmic Futures Policy Lab, and creator and co-host of the Algorithmic Futures Podcast.

Henry FraserHenry Fraser is a Research Fellow in Law, Accountability and Data Science at the Centre for Automated Decision-Making and Society at QUT. His research is about how to use and develop civil liability laws to promote responsible automated decision-making (ADM). His work aims to:

  • strengthen incentives for good practice in ADM by clarifying to developers and deployers their legal responsibilities (and risks);
  • map out pathways for victims of ADM-caused harms to achieve redress; and
  • identify the best targets for regulatory intervention.

His interests include the legal and conceptual foundations for attributing responsibility for the decisions and actions of ADM systems, questions about how to set the standard of care for ADM in both ex ante safety and compliance regimes and ex post civil liability doctrines, and the practical challenges and opportunities for using the law to promote accountable ADM.

Mark BradyMark Brady is a lecturer in law at Charles Darwin University, Australia. Mark’s research examines law, society and technology, with a focus on automated vehicles, robotics and artificial intelligence. Drawing upon critical legal studies, the humanities and the social sciences, it examines how humans legislate, interact with, and are affected by technology. In researching law and technology this research engages with practical, cultural, and sociological narratives that link humans, law, technology and the future. The goal of this research is to understand the trajectory of humanity’s legal and technological future. It is interdisciplinary research that draws on law and technology theory to consider the legal, sociological and ontological issues raised by disruptive Ai technology in this context, and examines how law and technology shape each other.

EJ WiseEJ Wise is principal lawyer at WiseLaw, Australia. Prior to working in private practice, EJ Wise had 25 years legal experience in Australian Federal and State Governments, specialising in cyber law, policy, advice, international law, administrative & criminal law and is an internationally recognized cyber law expert. During her 21 years of service in uniform as a Legal Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force EJ volunteered at the Townsville Community Legal Centre and in the International Humanitarian Law Committee of the ICRC.  Her service in the RAAF included deployment twice into armed conflict in the Middle East, the RAAF’s cyber and information operations squadron, and on exchange with the United States Air Force’s JAG Corp in the Pentagon. EJ has assisted in drafting laws and relevant texts and manuals in Australian, International and US jurisdictions. She has assisted in law enforcement as well as cyber operations. EJ has strong community values and gives her time to community and not for profit organisations as her contribution to a fairer, more inclusive and equitable society for everyone.

Tarisa Yasin is a PhD candidate at Bond University, Australia. Tarisa’s research is in the area of public international law where international relations and the law intersect. Her current research involves examining the current challenges to international humanitarian law posed by the growing development and use of lethal autonomous weapon systems. Specifically, it examimes the concept of human control over autonomous weapon systems.


Session #2: Gender and Technology: How can gender considerations be incorporated in technology development?


Chair: Reihana Mohideen, Principal Advisor on ‘social implications of technology’, Nossal Institute and Melbourne Energy Institute Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

dr-reihana-mohideenDr Reihana Mohideen is an electrical engineer with nearly twenty years’ experience as an international development specialist working on energy and power systems. She has been supporting ADB efforts to mainstream gender equality and social inclusion approaches in its energy portfolio in South Asia. Her work increasingly straddles the social and gender issues related to a ‘just’ low-carbon energy transition, including in greening health systems. Reihana is currently establishing a center of excellence in this space at the University of Melbourne. She is the Chair of the GESI Workstream, DIITA program, IEEE Standards Association.《/怕》


This session will present the work of the Workstream on Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), as a part of the IEEE Standards Association Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust and Agency IEEE Industry Connections activity. The GESI workstream draws from over ten years of development practice integrating GESI interventions in power sector projects in developing countries, amounting to over a billion dollars in investments. The Workstreams methodology and tools draw from this body of work. The activities of the workstream overlap with the scope of the Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust and Agency IEEE Industry Connections activity, specifically to identify barriers to gender equality and social inclusion with a focus on technical standards for affordability and accessibility that support the progress of practical technologies to address these barriers. Accepting the premise that “Equality between women and men is a human right issue” a key question that the session will address is “How can GESI considerations be incorporated in the development of technology?” or “What planning and policy framework is required to ensure that GESI considerations are adequately addressed in the development and the adoption of technology?”

In doing so, a multidisciplinary team of experts, will discuss the following related aspects:

  • A historical perspective of ‘Gender and Technology’
  • Key lessons from the Covid pandemic
  • Existing policy frameworks – UN policy and SDGs, IEEE code of ethics
  • GESI considerations in energy production, distribution and use – barriers, women’s unpaid labor time, GESI benefits of electrification
  • Pathways — Women in STEM employment and education, policy and ‘policy evaporation’

Facilitator: Iven Mareels, Executive Dean, Federation University Australia


Since Oct 2022, Iven Mareels is the Executive Dean, Institute for Innovation, Science and Sustainability, Federation University Australia. He is also a Director of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and a non-executive Director of Rubicon Water.

Previously, he was a partner in IBM Consulting and Director of the Centre for Applied Research, IBM Australia (April 2021-Aug 2022); Director of IBM Research in Australia (Feb 2018- Mar 2021); Dean of Engineering at the University of Melbourne (2007-2018).

Iven received the PhD in Systems Engineering from the Australian National University  (1987), and the Master of Engineering (Electromechanical) from Gent University (1982).

He has co-authored over 500 refereed publications, including 5 monographs. He is a co-inventor of a suite of patents related to the automation of large scale, gravity fed, irrigation systems.

Iven has received a number of awards, including a 2021 IBM Research Achievement Award (bronze level); 2017, Harold Chestnut Control Engineering Textbook Prize; 2014 IEEE Control Systems Society Technology Award; 2013 Asian Control Association Wook Hyun Kwon Education Award; 2008 Clunies Ross Medal.

He was made a Commander in the Order of the Crown of Belgium, and received the Centenary Medal of Australia for contributions to engineering education and research.

He is a Fellow of The Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering Australia; The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA), the International Federation of Automatic Control (Austria) and Engineers Australia and he is a Foreign Member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.


Anna Åberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Anna ÅbergAnna Åberg is an associate professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.  Åberg is a historian of technology, with a focus on energy- and resource history, and narratives of science and technology in popular culture. Her research themes include international fusion research, Swedish uranium imports, and narratives of energy and the environment in popular culture. She currently leads a project on Swedish oil history, as well as holds the role of task leader for the IEA UsersTCP Task on Gender and Energy.



Greg Adamson, Chair of Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust and Agency, an IEEE Industry Connection

Greg has 30 years’ experience in the field of cybersecurity, and is currently working in the transport sector in Australia. He is the Technical Activities Vice-President of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology; chair of the IEEE Standards Association program Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust and Agency (DIITA); and is an honorary Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.

Peter Annear, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Peter Annear is Honorary Professor at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, the School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne. He was previously a Principal Advisor and former Head of the Health Governance and Financing Unit at the at the Nossal Institute. Prof. Annear is a health economist and health financing specialist who has worked in international development in various capacities since the 1970s, with more than 25 years’ experience working in the health sector in Cambodia, Laos and a number of Asian countries as a consultant and advisor for Ministries of Health and development agencies.

Pankaj Batra, Project Director SARI/EI at IRADe & Ex Chairperson, Central Electricity Authority, India

Shri Pankaj Batra did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, Diploma in Systems Management, Diploma in Financial Management and Diploma in Public Speaking.  He is currently Project Director, USAID’s SARI/EI (South Asia Regional Initiative in Energy Integration) program being implemented by IRADe, a reputed think tank in Asia, dealing in all aspects of promoting cross border trading in energy in South Asia. He was earlier Chairperson and CEO of the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Government of India, responsible for overall development of the Indian power system including Hydro, Thermal and Renewable Power as well as the Transmission & Distribution System of the country. He was also the Member (Planning) of CEA, dealing with various policy and planning functions, including Electric Power Survey Report on long term demand forecasting, National Electricity Plan on generation planning, coal and gas supply to power stations, renewable sources of energy, etc.

He has worked in the Western Regional Load Despatch Centre (WRLDC) as a System Operator.

He was also responsible for operation and maintenance of Power House, Switchyard and Dam in Chukha Hydro Power Corporation in Bhutan and later operation and maintenance of transmission and distribution system of Bhutan.

He framed the regulations of CEA on Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid and regulations on Grid Standards.

He has worked as Chief (Engineering) in Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) formulating various Regulations, like the Indian Electricity Grid Code, Connectivity Regulations, Sharing of Transmission Charges of the Inter-State Transmission System, etc.

He was Chairperson/Member Secretary of the many Task Forces/Committees of the Government of India, when in CEA, including on Peaking Power Plants and Creation of Adequate System Reserves; Integration of electricity from Renewable Energy sources in the Grid; Technical Committee On Study Of Optimal Location Of Various Types Of Balancing Energy Sources/Energy Storage Devices To Facilitate Grid Integration Of Renewable Energy Sources And Associated Issues; Preparing an approach paper for charging of electric vehicles including the facility, institutional arrangement and identification of regulatory interventions, if any.

He is presently the Chairperson of Working Group 4 on “Policy, Regulation and Business Models” in the India Smart Grid Forum; Chairperson of the BIS Committee for making technical Standards on Grid Scale Storage; member of the expert group of Niti Aayog for Energy Sector Vision Document.


Rashi Gupta, Vision Mechatronics Pvt Ltd, India

Rashi GuptaDr. Rashi Gupta, fondly known as “Batterywali of India”, is the pioneer of manufacturing of Advanced Lithium Batteries in India alongwith the “Worlds Smartest Lithium Battery”. She is the Founder & Managing Director of Vision Mechatronics Private Ltd, leading it towards a name to reckon for in the field of Robotics, Renewable Energy & Energy Storage. A Women Entrepreneur who has been fearless & ferocious in creating a brand for herself & the company in these male dominated fields.

If one takes a closer look at the alchemy of this achiever, two distinct virtues pop up, besides perseverance & hard work. These are: pioneering spirit & willingness. Coupled with an impressive background, it was not therefore surprising that she became a prominent name in the Renewable Energy Sector of India and is featured as Asia’s Most Influential Women in Renewable Energy, 2020. She has been working on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment issues globally. She has been Awarded the “Global Women Leadership 2021”. She has also been featured amongst first 50 “Women in Stem by CII 2021” for her contribution and excellence in STEM field. She has been Awarded “Corporate Guru World Award 2021” for her work in SDG5 & SDG7. She is Featured among TOP 40 Global Women Leaders in Energy Storage 2022.

She is very passionate to work on Sustainable and Circular development is focused on SDG 5 & SDG 7. She has been working relentlessly for rural electrification to ensure that the rural schools in India get access to clean and green energy enabling them to be at par with the Urban schools. One such example is at a primary school at Katavaram, Andhra Pradesh. She is also collaborating with colleges and universities for development on Women in Stem and the preaching that has been effectively practised for Gender Equality is having equal representation of men and women in the organization she heads.

She holds degrees of BE, MBA, LLM, & PhD to her title. She is a committee member of Bureau of Indian Standards for Batteries, Energy Storage and E-Mobility. She is also Member of International ElectroTechnical Commission. She is also a committee member of National Energy Storage Committee- FICCI, Chairperson- Energy Storage Theme-International Solar Energy Society e. V.(ISES) for SWC2021, CleanTech Business Club- Chair of Task Force- Energy Storage & Smart Energy, Chairperson-Women’s India CleanTech Business Club, CleanTech Business Club Vice Chair India, Advisor-Energy Storage-India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), Committee Member IEEE-GESI (Gender Equality and Social Inclusion), Committee Member – Women in RE, MNRE(Ministry of New & Renewable Energy)

Sally Musonye, Kenya Power, Kenya

sallySally is a design and construction engineer at Kenya Power and founder of AshGold Africa Initiative; actively involved in mentorship, women empowerment, and community development. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Nairobi (UoN). She is a member of IEEE, a registered graduate engineer with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) and a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK).

Sally is a fellow of the inaugural Power Africa Young Women in African Power (WIAP) program and a YALI alumna. She is a recipient of the KPLC Excellence Award for outstanding performance, IEEE Kenya Section Women in Engineering (WIE) Achievement Award, Africa Queen of Energy – Philanthropy category award (2021), and the Presidential Commendation Trailblazer award (2022).

She volunteers for various teams such as: A member of the DIITA work stream on Gender Mainstreaming in the Energy Sector, Region 8 SAC- WIE Student Branch Affinity Groups coordinator, WIE Lead for IEEE Africa Council, and the East Africa representative for Women in Power under the Power and Energy Society (PES).

She has been a speaker, organizer and, facilitator in local and global conferences on Power, Energy, Leadership, and Strategic Plan development within IEEE and beyond. She has published a strategic paper on “The Role of Innovation in Operationalizing Decentralization of Organizational Operations in Utility Companies: Case Study of Kenya Power.”

Priyantha Wijayatunga, Asian Development Bank

Dr Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga is currently the Chief of the Energy Sector Group in the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Priyantha has over 35 years of professional experience including more than 14 years in ADB. He was the Director, South Asia Energy Division prior to assuming the current position in August 2021. Before joining ADB, he served as the founder Director General of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, a Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa and its founder Dean, of the Faculty of Information Technology. He has extensively contributed in the areas of energy policy and regulation, energy planning and clean energy development.

Priyantha holds a Doctorate in Power Systems Economics from the Imperial College London on Beit Scientific Research Fellowship and had been a regular Academic Visitor at Imperial College London during the period 1993-1998. He was the Chairman of the South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulators (SAFIR) in 2006/07 and was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Ceylon Electricity Board and Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority. He was an Advisory Board member of the Melbourne Energy Institute at the University of Melbourne during 2016-2019.
He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), UK, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. He is a Past President of the Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA).


Session #3: International perspectives on engineering ethics education

Joseph HerkertChair: Joe Herkert

Joe Herkert is Associate Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Society at North Carolina State University. He is Co-Program Chair of IEEE ETHICS-2023 to be held at Purdue University May 18-20, 2023, and Chair of the IEEE-SSIT Committee on Ethics and Human Values. His teaching and research interests include engineering ethics, ethics and emerging technologies, and engineering ethics education. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an IEEE Life Senior Member.


This panel, featuring prominent engineering educators based in four countries, will discuss significant issues and innovative engineering ethics education research and pedagogy. The panel will consist of three parts: brief introductory presentations by the panelists, discussion by the panelists of questions posed by the moderator, and an opportunity for audience questions and comments. Topics to be covered by the panelists include: “positive engineering education” which combines traditional academic and professional education with “well-being” education based on the findings of well-being science (Fudano); teaching using case studies provided by external stakeholders, and how this approach enhances the focus on ethics both of the students and of the stakeholders within a university ecosystem (Martin); engineering ethics education in China (Tang); and how first year engineering students from the United States, China, and Netherlands perceive professional values in engineering differently (Zhu).


Jun Fudano, Waseda University

Jun FudanoJun Fudano is Professor in the Center for Higher Education Studies at Waseda University. He formerly was Professor of Science and Engineering Ethics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Professor of Science and Engineering Ethics at the Applied Ethics Center for Engineering and Science at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT). He has been instrumental in promoting engineering and science ethics education in Japan and taught at various universities, research institutes, and companies including the University of Tokyo, Hitachi, and Tokyo Electric Power Company. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Open University of Japan, where he developed TV courses on engineering ethics and has been involved in planning and implementing an ethics program in various organizations, including the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Japanese Society for Engineering Education. In the Science Council of Japan, he was a member of the special committee which formulated the Code of Conduct for Scientists in 2006. He was elected as a fellow of the Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2018 and was a member of the World Commission of the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) of UNESCO from 2003 to 2009.

Joe Herkert is Associate Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology, and Society at North Carolina State University. He is Co-Program Chair of IEEE ETHICS-2023 to be held at Purdue University May 18-20, 2023, and Chair of the IEEE-SSIT Committee on Ethics and Human Values. His teaching and research interests include engineering ethics, ethics and emerging technologies, and engineering ethics education. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an IEEE Life Senior Member.

Diana Adela Martin, Eindhoven University of Technology

diana martinDiana Adela Martin is a postdoctoral researcher with the SCALINGS project in the Philosophy and Ethics Group at Eindhoven University. Her areas of expertise are engineering ethics, responsibility, and engineering education. Within engineering education, Diana’s main research is on ethics in the context of engineering accreditation and how ethics, sustainability and societal aspects are taught and implemented in the engineering curricula. She also has experience developing teaching materials and case studies on engineering ethics and sustainability. Dr. Martin was a guest speaker at the invitation of The European Commision DG Research & Innovation, Euraxess Japan & Delegation of EU to Japan, the European Forum Alpbach, Délégation Wallonie Bruxelles a Bucarest, Engineers Ireland, University College London, the SATORI FP7 project on themes ranging from engineering ethics to social entrepreneurship and research policy.



Xiaofeng “Denver” Tang, Tsinghua University

denver tangXiaofeng “Denver” Tang is Associate Professor and Associate Director, Division of Engineering Education Research at Tsinghua University. His scholarship focuses on understanding and facilitating engineering education reform, through which he seeks to educate engineers who can demonstrate leadership, responsibility, and innovation. Inspired by sociology, ethics, history, and educational research, he teaches and conduct interdisciplinary research in engineering ethics, international engineering education, and engineering cultures. He has been honored as a major contributor to the US National Academy of Engineering “Exemplars in Engineering Ethics Education” and as the “KEEN Rising Star” at The Ohio State University. His research is published with journals like the Journal of Engineering Education, Engineering Studies, and International Journal of Engineering Education.




Qin Zhu, Virginia Tech

QinZhuQin Zhu is Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. He was formerly at the Colorado School of Mines in the Department of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences and an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Engineering, Design & Society, and the Robotics Graduate Program. Dr. Zhu is Editor for International Perspectives at the Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, Associate Editor for Engineering Studies, Past Chair of American Society for Engineering Education’s Division of Engineering Ethics, and Executive Committee Member of the International Society for Ethics Across the Curriculum. Dr. Zhu’s research interests include the cultural foundations of engineering (ethics) education, global engineering education, and ethics and policy of computing technologies and robotics.

Session #4: Canadian Approaches to Cultivating “Ethical Thinking” in Engineering Education

Heather LoveChair: Heather A. Love, University of Waterloo, Ontario






This panel builds from the ISTAS21 theme (“Responsible Innovation and Technological Stewardship”) and geographic location (Ontario, Canada) to discuss how Canadian university engineering programs are fostering “ethical thinking” in students—that is, how they are encouraging students to develop their awareness of and ability to engage more ethically with the social, cultural, environmental implications of their future work in tech fields. Panelists’ opening presentations will cover topics that range from (a) broader overviews of patterns, trends, and strategies that characterize Canadian approaches to engineering ethics education, to (b) discussions of several specific initiatives that have been implemented at different academic institutions over the past decade (including course-based, cross-disciplinary, and program-level activities). The group will then engage in a moderated discussion of the successes, challenges, and future directions of this work, and in conversation with the audience, they will reflect on the ways in which Canadian experiences can translate to broader global contexts.

CARON-BrandiffBrandiff Caron, Lecturer in the Science, Technology, and Society Program in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts Department at Cal Poly

Dr. Caron holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech and has been teaching ethics of technology for 18 years. Before moving to Cal Poly, Dr. Caron taught ethics in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science for a ten years. There, he devloped constructive technology assessment tools for open-ended engineering design courses that allowed undergraduate engineering and computer science students to systematically incorporate social, ethical, and legal aspects into the technical design iterations students implemented.


EGGERMONT-MarjanMarjan Eggermont, Professor (Teaching), Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary

Marjan Eggermont is a Professor (Teaching) in The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary working in the areas of (bio-inspired) design, information visualization, and technology and society. Marjan is currently Academic Director of Sustainable Engineering and co-developed the new Sustainable Systems Engineering major. With co-editors Tom McKeag (San Francisco) and Norbert Hoeller (Toronto) Marjan started the open-source bio-inspired design journal, Zygote Quarterly in March 2012.



MILLAR-Jason Jason Millar, Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and AI at uOttawa, and Distinguished Research Director at the Partnership on AI

Dr. Jason Millar holds the Canada Research Chair in the Ethical Engineering of Robotics and AI and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Engineering Design and Teaching Innovation, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Philosophy. He is also the Distinguished Research Director at Partnership on AI. His research interests include developing transdisciplinary frameworks, tools and methodologies that empower engineers, policymakers, and ethicists/philosophers (and others) to integrate ethical thinking into their daily workflow, and has focused on applications in automated vehicles, natural language processing, healthcare robotics, social and military robotics. He has authored book chapters, policy reports, and articles on the ethics, design, and governance of robotics and AI. Jason has consulted internationally on policy, and ethical engineering issues in technology, and has provided expert testimony on autonomous weapons at the Senate of Canada and the UN. His work is regularly featured in the media, including articles in WIRED and The Guardian, and interviews with the BBC, CBC and NPR. He recently authored a chapter titled Social Failure Modes in Technology and the Ethics of AI: An Engineering Perspective, for the Oxford Handbook of Ethics of AI (OUP).

ROSAES-JannaJanna Rosales, Associate Professor (Teaching), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Janna Rosales works at the crossroads of the sciences and humanities, where she explores the intent, values, and needs that go into the decisions we make about technology. She teaches ethics and professionalism in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where her teaching and scholarly work are largely motivated by the question “How do we build a better engineer for the 21st Century?” A committed educator, she received the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (Lecturers and Instructional Staff) for 2020, the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2021, and held the Chair for Teaching and Learning for the Faculty of Engineering from 2015-2017. She uses her training in the humanities to contribute to various local and national initiatives devoted to equity and inclusion in engineering education and to conduct research on the relationship between reflective practices and professional identity in engineering. She collaborates with the Memorial University-based MetaKettle Project, which studies the theory and practice of integrative engineering education, and has led public engagement initiatives that explore the role of mindfulness in engineering.

ROTTMAN-Cindy Cindy Rottmann, Associate Director (Research), Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering (ILead)/Institute for Studies in Transdisciplinary Engineering Education and Practice (ISTEP), University of Toronto

Cindy Rottmann is the Associate Director, Research, Troost ILead/ISTEP at the University of Toronto. Her collaborative, interdisciplinary research focuses on engineering leadership, career paths, ethics and equity in classroom and workplace settings. She is the current Division Chair of the Engineering Leadership Development Division of ASEE. Most directly related to this conference, Cindy has led the engineering ethics and equity case study project—an evidence based curricular integration project involving 22 original case studies based on critical incidents faced by engineering students and professionals. Cindy comes to engineering ethics education indirectly, with training in educational leadership, EDI, and policy studies. As such, she will be focusing on the importance of infusing equity into engineering ethics education.