KMi: A Globally Diverse Technology Research and Innovation Centre

KMi is a place where equality, diversity and inclusivity are core values, and where research is stimulated by empowering everyone to share their experiences and ideas, and by supporting, encouraging and celebrating the voices of all.

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Our commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility

We recognise that obstacles and barriers to equality still exist and may emerge in the future. Transnational movements like Black Lives Matter and #metoo, along with continued, worldwide injustice on the basis of ethnicity, country of origin, sexuality, sex and gender, ability, and many other characteristics, constitute a shocking reminder of how discrimination and inequalities are deeply engrained in our societies across the world. One of the lessons learned from our own engagement with the Black Lives Matter movement was the recognition that we need to work harder to address the representation among our students and staff of people who identify as being from a Black background.

For these reasons, we remain committed to continually improve how we promote a culture and an environment for all. An environment where diversity is valued and where equal opportunities are given to all our students and members of staff independently of their gender, sexual preferences, age, race, ethnicity, role, disabilities or neurological differences. We achieve this by maintaining clear communication pathways for making change and by nurturing our social connections as much as our professional activity so that we can better understand our needs.

In accordance with diversity activities and guidelines, such as the Athena SWAN Charter, we have introduced data-driven initiatives that allow us to carefully observe where issues arise and put action plans in place to address them. For example, we are particularly proud of the flexibility policies that we have in place to ensure the well-being of all students and members of staff, as well as the policies and practices to ensure a high degree of fairness and transparency in promotion procedures. We have also set up an annual scholarship programme to address the under representation of Black people among the visitors who come to KMi each summer.

Meet the EDIA Board

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Aisling Third

Research Fellow Co-chair of KMi's EDIA Board (October 2022 to December 2023)
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Jane Whild

KMi Administration Manager Co-chair of KMi's EDIA Board (August 2021 to July 2023)
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Harith Alani

KMi Director
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Alessio Antonini

Research Associate
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Matteo Cancellieri

Project Officer
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Kitty Chisholm

PhD Student
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Keyur Dave

Senior Manager (Research and Enterprise)
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Tracie Farrell

Research Associate
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Miriam Fernandez

Professor of Responsible AI
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Paul Mulholland

Senior Research Fellow
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Advaith Siddharthan

Professor of Computing Science and Society

The EDIA Board Alumni

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Charlotte Hamilton

Research Manager Co-chair of KMi's EDIA Board (January 2022 to August 2022)
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Rachel Coignac-Smith

Executive Team Assistant
Latest Seminar
Dr. Siān Lindley
Microsoft Research Cambridge

Actions and their Consequences: Implicit Interactions with Machine Learned Knowledge Bases

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