Erik Campano is a doctoral researcher in Informatics at Umeå University in Sweden, with a dissertation on medical artificial intelligence ethics. In May 2020, he obtained his Magister in Human-Computer Interaction and Social Media in Umeå, with a thesis on the ethics of online shaming. In May 2019, he obtained his Master’s in Cognitive Science at Umeå, with a thesis on the ethics of artificial intelligence in emergency medicine.
Prior to that, he was an academic consultant to the medical school of the University of Turin, Italy, Chief Research Associate at the Emergency Department of Columbia University-affiliated New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and a researcher at Columbia Health. He was Senior Producer of a 2015 long-form radio series, The Best Medicine, in New York City, on WKRC-Columbia University.
In January 2020, Campano founded and remains Publisher of the Umeå Today project, a multimedia news company for the city of Umeå. From 2002 to 2010, he served as a world and local radio news anchor, reporter, and editor, at German Public Broadcasting in Bonn, a National Public Radio member station in New York, and Radio France and France24 television in Paris.
Erik’s undergraduate degree is from Stanford University, a Bachelor of Science in Symbolic Systems, with a year abroad studying religion with University of Oxford, England professors.