Ritwik Gupta is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley focused on AI for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response. His research on exploiting multi-modal satellite to understand building damage after disasters, shining a light on illegal fishing operations, and aiding first responders in evacuating in complex situations has been deployed worldwide by hundreds of agencies and governments such as CAL FIRE, the United Nations, the Red Cross, and more.In addition to his academic work, Ritwik serves as the Deputy Technical Director for Autonomy at the Defense Innovation Unit within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role, he works to bring innovative technologies and capabilities into the DoD to support complex mission needs. Prior to joining Berkeley, Ritwik was a principal investigator at Carnegie Mellon University for AI for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response.
Sarah Barrington is an Engineer, Data Scientist, and PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information supervised by Professor Hany Farid. Her research spans artificial intelligence, digital forensics and online harms, and has been published in an array of venues ranging from Nature Scientific Reports to the Vision Sciences Society annual meeting. Previously, Sarah graduated from Cambridge University with First Class Honors in Engineering (BA, MEng, MA), before working at McLaren as an Associate Engineer and Data Scientist in the Modelling & Decision Sciences function. Sarah is a current Berkeley Fellowship Awardee and Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity Research Fellow, and has previously held the 2022 US-UK Fulbright award for Data and Analytics alongside multiple other awards.