Welcome to Ethics Week, when the Georgia Tech community engages in a large scale conversation about what it means to act ethically in research, education, and service. I hope that many of you got the chance to see our own Ayanna Howard’s presentation yesterday on “Dirty Data: When Good Data Goes Bad.” If you didn’t, I’m sure she’s willing to do a repeat performance. In any case, the Institute is holding several other events this week on ethics, and I encourage you to check them out. Our ethical duty is ever constant, but sometimes the expression of that duty changes as technology changes, so we must always look for ways to do better and best.
Speaking of events, I will be holding a State of the College event this Thursday at 11 am, or so my calendar tells me. As always, our College changes about as fast as the field of computing, so this is an opportunity for you to tune in and catch up.
In the meantime, have a good week. With this fall’s compressed schedule we are already headed into the most intense part of the semester. But this too shall pass. Whether you’re up early in the morning or working late into the night, or both, please know that I am proud of the hard work we have done to get through this most unusual fall together.
Stay safe. Stay strong.
Charles L. Isbell, Jr.
College of Computing