Tackling Pressing Social Issues with AI: A Conversation with PhD candidate Aida Rahamattalabi

CAIS Blog | October 1, 2019

USC computer science PhD candidate Aida Rahamattalabi is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and social network-based interventions aimed at reducing suicidality among homeless youth, college students, and active duty military members.

The suicide rate in the United States is up 33 percent from 1999, according to the latest research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Aida Rahmattalabi, PhD candidate at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Department of Computer Science is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and social network-based interventions aimed at reducing suicidality among homeless youth, college students, and active duty military members. Pairing her background in computer science with social work methodologies, Rahmattalabi hopes to implement an intervention with long-lasting—and widespread—results.

Read the whole story on the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society (USC CAIS) blog.

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