Sarah Erfani Women in AI Awards 2024
Sarah Erfani receives a 2024 Women in AI Award

ADM+S Associate Investigator Sarah Erfani receives Women in AI Award for Defence and Intelligence

Author Natalie Campbell
Date 4 July 2024

Congratulations to Assoc Prof Sarah Erfani from the University of Melbourne, who was awarded the 2024 Women in AI Award for the ‘Defence and Intelligence’ division.

Announced at the 28 June ceremony, the awards are the most prestigious recognition for Women in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Asia-Pacific region, honouring those working, leading, researching, creating, or innovating in the field of AI.

“I am honoured to receive this award. This recognition reinforces my commitment to fostering trust and confidence in AI systems among the general public, policymakers and stakeholders.” Associate Professor Erfani said.

“When individuals feel assured that AI technologies are developed and deployed responsibly, they are more likely to embrace their use and adoption.”

Sarah is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems, where her research focuses on promoting transparency in AI systems and guaranteeing their accuracy, enabling stakeholders to trust and validate the reasoning behind AI-driven outcomes, and confidently use them in their daily tasks.

Her work on safe and reliable AI have made important theoretical and practical contributions that are used by practitioners in various domains such as telecommunication, health, and energy.

At ADM+S, Sarah is a researcher on the Generative Authenticity project, and the GenAI Sim project.

Women in AI is a non-profit organisation founded in 2016 to work towards inclusive AI that benefits global society and promotes empowerment, knowledge and active participation through education, research, events and blogging.