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Program Welcomes First Visiting Scholar - Philip Cohen, PhD.

Program Welcomes First Visiting Scholar - Philip Cohen, PhD.

October 3, 2018

The program is happy to welcome Dr. Philip Cohen to MIT for the Fall 2018 semester.  He is the first Visiting Scholar for the program and will be onsite here one week each in September, November, and January during IAP.  In November he will present a 1 hour talk which will be open to the public.  When not on site, Dr. Cohen will be at his home institution, the University of Maryland.  While here this semester his research will be focused on open peer review and the structure of publishing in the social sciences.

 

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New article. Our framework for algorithmic fairness just published in a special issue on AI ethics

July 13, 2018

ABSTRACT

In this article, we recognize the profound effects that algorithmic decision making can have on people’s lives and propose a harm-reduction framework for algorithmic fairness. We argue that any evaluation of algorithmic fairness must take into account the foreseeable effects that algorithmic design, implementation, and use have on the well-being of individuals. We further demonstrate how counterfactual frameworks for causal inference developed in statistics and computer science can be used as the basis for defining and estimating the foreseeable...

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New Undergraduate Research Intern Joins the Program for Summer 2018

July 12, 2018

The program supports undergraduate and graduate internships, research affiliates, research assistants, and postdoctoral fellows. (For more information about internships see this page).

 

This summer the program is pleased to welcome Dylan Sam as a new Undergraduate Research Intern. 

 

Dylan is a research assistant and rising second year student at Brown University, currently...

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New Graduate Research Intern Joins the Program for Summer 2018

July 12, 2018

The program supports undergraduate and graduate internships, research affiliates, research assistants, and postdoctoral fellows. (For more information about internships see this page).

This summer the program is pleased to welcome Jessica Chapel as a new Graduate Research Intern. 

 

Jessica Chapel is a second-year student in the Simmons SLIS program focusing on digital libraries and archives...

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First UROP Joins Information Science Program for Spring 2018

First UROP Joins Information Science Program for Spring 2018

February 23, 2018

The program supports undergraduate and graduate internships, UROPS, research affiliates, research assistants, and postdoctoral fellows. (For more information about internships see this page).

This semester the program is pleased to welcome Sara Wilson as the first UROP of many to come.  Sara is sponsored through a joint program with the lab of...

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