ICELW 2019 Keynote Speakers

ICELW 2019 is delighted to feature Meredith Broussard, noted researcher and data journalist, and author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. and renowned cognitive psychologist, author, and podcaster Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman as our keynote speakers. Additional information is below.


Meredith Broussard

Assistant Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

New York, NY, USA


About Meredith Broussard
Meredith Broussard is an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. Her newest project explores how future historians will read today's news on tomorrow's computers. She is an affiliate faculty member at the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment at the NYU Center for Data Science, a 2019 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow, and her work has been supported by the Institute of Museum & Library Services as well as the Tow Center at Columbia Journalism School. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked as a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her features and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, Slate, and other outlets. Follow her on Twitter @merbroussard or contact her via


Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Pyschologist at Barnard College, Columbia University

New York, NY, USA


About Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman is a psychologist at Barnard College, Columbia University exploring the depths of human potential (see research). Dr. Kaufman embraces a humanistic, integrative approach that takes into account a wide range of human variation–- from learning disabilities to intellectual and creative giftedness to introversion to narcissism to twice exceptionality–- to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Scott likes to share his enthusiasm for these topics through his teaching, writing, speaking, and podcast. He writes the weekly column Beautiful Minds for Scientific American and hosts The Psychology Podcast, which has received over 7 million downloads. In Spring 2019, Kaufman is teaching the course The Science of Living Well at Columbia University. Kaufman’s writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Psychology Today, and Harvard Business Review, and his books include Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire), and, as editor, Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties and The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence. Scott received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Yale University, and an M. Phil in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge under a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. In 2015, he was named one of "50 Groundbreaking Scientists who are changing the way we see the world" by Business Insider.