Responsible DS + AI Speaker Series: Alexandra Olteanu, Microsoft Research

Alexandra Olteanu seminar

Alexandra Olteanu, principal researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics (FATE) group at Microsoft Research, will present "Challenges to the Foresight and Measurement of Computational Harms."

Alexandra Olteanu is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research Montréal, part of the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, and Ethics (FATE) group. Her work currently examines practices and assumptions made when evaluating a range of computational systems, particularly measurements aimed at quantifying possible computational harms. Before joining Microsoft Research, Olteanu was a Social Good Fellow at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.  Her work has been featured in governmental reports and in popular media outlets. She has co-organized tutorials/workshops and has served on the program committee of all major web and social media conferences, including SIGIR, ICWSM, KDD, WSDM, WWW, as the Tutorial Co-chair for ICWSM 2018, 2020 and FAccT 2018. She also sits on the steering committee of the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency. Olteanu holds a PhD in computer science from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. 

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The Responsible Data Science and AI Speaker Series discusses topics such as explainability, reproducibility, biases, data curation and governance, and privacy.  The series is co-organized by Associate Professor Jana Diesner and Assistant Professor Nigel Bosch at the iSchool at Illinois and hosted by the iSchool's Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS). 

This event is sponsored by Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship