Responsible DS + AI Speaker Series: Ana-Andreea Stoica, Columbia University

Ana-Andreea Stoica seminar

Ana-Andreea Stoica, PhD candidate at Columbia University, will present "Diversity and Inequality in Social Networks.". 

Ana-Andreea Stoica is a PhD student in computer science at Columbia University. Her work focuses on mathematical models, data analysis, and inequality in social networks. From recommendation algorithms to the way information spreads in networks, Ana is particularly interested in studying the effect of algorithms on people's sense of privacy, community, and access to information and opportunities. Since 2019, she has been co-organizing the Mechanism Design for Social Good initiative.

Selected publications:

  • A.-A. Stoica, J. X. Han, A. Chaintreau. Seeding Network Influence in Biased Networks and the Benefits of Diversity. The Web Conference, WWW'20.  (Primary reading.)
  • A.-A. Stoica, C. Riederer, A. Chaintreau. Algorithmic Glass Ceiling in Social Networks: The effects of social recommendations on network diversity. The Web Conference, WWW'18.  (A related paper on recommending systems.)
  • J. Finocchiaro, R. Maio, F. Monachou, G.K. Patro, M. Raghavan, A.-A. Stoica, and S. Tsirtsis. Bridging Machine Learning and Mechanism Design towards Algorithmic Fairness. FaccT 2021.

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Meeting ID: 899 4338 4112
Password: 678680

Questions? Contact Janet Eke

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