Phoenix, Arizona
March 3-6
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Victoria Lemieux

University of British Columbia
Associate Professor
Dr. Victoria Lemieux is an Associate Professor of Archival Science, Sauder School of Business Distinguished Scholar and Founder of Blockchain@UBC, a multidisciplinary research and education cluster, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. While on a two-year administrative leave from her faculty position, Dr. Lemieux served as a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank, working in the Governance Global Practice on transparency and information management. Her current research is focused on risk to the availability of trustworthy records, in particular in blockchain record keeping systems, and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights. She holds a doctorate from University College London (Archival Studies, 2002), and, since 2005, has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She is also the winner of the 2015 Emmett Leahy Award for outstanding contributions to the field of records management, a 2015 World Bank Big Data Innovation Award, and a 2016 Emerald Literati Award for her research on blockchain technology.

“We Feel Fine”: Using AI and Visualization to Promote More Inclusive and Effective Governance: This presentation presents the outcomes of a project to develop a novel tool and methodology for the visual analysis of large corpora of Twitter data to understand citizen’s sentiment about state institutions and government policy. The paper presents the approach that was developed, how it was used in a study of Brazilian street protest at the time of the 2014 World Cup, its subsequent use in an evaluation of Brazilian government policy on higher education, and ethical challenges associated with the approach.