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Diversity Works: Identifying and Mitigating Bias in Human and Machine Decisions

Sharad Goel
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
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Join our Diversity Works discussion with Sharad Goelassistant professor at Stanford University in the Department of Management Science & Engineering, in the School of Engineering. 

There's widespread concern that high-stakes decisions -- made both by humans and by algorithms -- are biased against groups defined by race, gender, and other protected traits.

In this talk, Sharad will describe interrelated threads of research that seek to define, detect, and combat bias in human and machine decisions, drawing on new and old ideas from computer science, statistics, law, and economics. He will also illustrate the core ideas by describing several recent efforts to quantify and mitigate bias in the criminal legal system.

 

 

Join the virtual session at 12:00PM on Thurs., May 13 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you once you register for the session.

 

About Diversity Works

Come together with academic leaders to discuss issues related to diversity and excellence in higher education at Diversity Works. 

Open to enrolled graduate students at any stage in any discipline or degree program, as well as postdocs, faculty and staff.

 

 

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