Danielle Hockensmith, a senior majoring in biosystems engineering, delivered a speech on behalf of the students.
Thapliyal ranked as 44 (including self-citation) and 49 (without self-citation) for the 2019 calendar year.
Jian Shi, assistant professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, is leading the research team.
Jim Griffioen, a professor in the Department of Computer Science is a co-principal investigator on the NSF project.
Dr. Wright is UK's Interim Vice President of Institutional Diversity. Dean Buchheit is part of UK's 22-member Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Team.
The students are Rosemary Alden, Hope Anderson and Donovin Lewis.
The project will be funded in the amount of $358,976 and span three years.
Eric Perakslis is a former chief information officer and chief scientist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The event will be hosted by computer science assistant professor Corey E. Baker.
The talk is titled "Some Ethical Issues in Computer Technology for COVID-19."