Jason Borenstein

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Jason Borenstein, Ph.D., is the Director of Graduate Research Ethics Programs and Associate Director of the Center for Ethics and Technology. His appointment is divided between the School of Public Policy and the Office of Graduate Studies. He has been directing the Georgia Tech's Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Program since 2006. He is also affiliated faculty at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) and the GVU Center Dr. Borenstein is an associate editor of the Springer journal Science and Engineering Ethics, a member of Founding Editorial Board of the Springer journal AI and Ethics, co-editor of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy's Ethics and Information Technology section, and an editorial board member of the journal Accountability in Research. He is a member of the awards committee for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE), and served as Co-Leader for APPE's STEM and Ethics Special Interest Section from 2017 to 2019. He previously was Editor for Research Ethics for the National Academy of Engineering's Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science, and was the Founder and formerly Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law. Dr. Borenstein's teaching and research interests include robot & AI ethics, engineering ethics, research ethics/RCR, and bioethics. He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) on a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled "Institutional Transformation: The Role of Service Learning and Community Engagement on the Ethical Development of STEM Students and Campus Culture". He is a Co-PI on the NSF-funded "Fairness, Ethics, Accountability, and Transparency (FEAT) in Computer and Information Science and Engineering Workshop" that took place August 29 and 30, 2019 on Georgia Tech's campus. He is also a Co-PI on the NSF-funded project "Do the Right Thing: Competing Ethical Frameworks Mediated by Moral Emotions in Human-robot Interaction" and on the NSF-funded project "EAGER: Pilot Study on Bias and Trust in AI Systems". In addition, he is a Co-PI on the Mozilla Responsible Computer Science Challenge funded project "Cultivating an Ethics-Inclusive Mindset Through Role Play in Undergraduate Computer Science Courses". His work has appeared in numerous professional journals including AI & Society, Communications of the ACM, Science and Engineering Ethics, Ethics and Information Technology, IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, Accountability in Research, and the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.


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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Research Focus Areas:
  • Collaborative Robotics
  • Additional Research:

    AI & Robot Ethics; Engineering Ethics; Research Ethics/RCR; Bioethics

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