Center Leadership

Center Co-Founders and Co-Directors

Milind Tambe is Founding Co-Director of CAIS, the USC Center for AI in Society, Helen N. and Emmett H. Jones Professor in Engineering at the University of Southern California(USC), and Professor in the Computer Science and Industrial and Systems Engineering Departments. He is a fellow of AAAI (Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) (2007), fellow of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) (2013) to mention few.

Professor Rice has served as an external reviewer for Los Angeles County's Office of AIDS Programs and Policy and has conducted program evaluation and consultation with organizations working with homeless youth and high risk adolescents. His closest community collaborators are My Friend's Place, a drop-in center for homeless youth in Hollywood, and The Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital LA.

Associate Director

Professor Phebe is an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, in the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Associate Director of the CAIS Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society. Prior to joining USC, she was lecturer in the Operations Research and Statistics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a postdoctoral research associate in the Operations Research Center at MIT.

Professor Ayanian is a WiSE Gabilan Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California, where she directs the Automatic Coordination of Teams Laboratory. Prior to joining USC, she was a postdoctoral associate in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT. Her research focuses on creating end-to-end solutions for coordinating teams of robots.

Shiny Wu is an associate professor with a secondary appointment at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. She is also the Associate Director of Social and Health Services at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging. Prior to joining USC in 2008, Wu served as a researcher in the RAND Corporation’s Health Program and Technology & Applied Sciences Group. She was also a co-director of the Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation.

Center Coordinator

Hailey Winetrobe, MPH, CHES is the CAIS Center Operations Coordinator. She earned her Master’s in Public Health from the University of California Los Angeles. Her public health work centers on homelessness, HIV risk and preventive behavior including sexual health and substance use, and social networks.