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February 2020

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall

CITP Lunch Seminar: Julie Cohen – Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism

Our current legal system is to a great extent the product of an earlier period of social and economic transformation. From the late 19th century through the mid-20th century, the U.S. legal system underwent profound, tectonic shifts. Today, struggles over ownership of information ...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
105 Computer Science

Aleksandra Korolova – Aligning the Web Ecosystem with Societal Values via Measurements, Definitions and Algorithms

The web ecosystem relies on data- and algorithms- driven innovation and monetization. In this talk, the challenges and opportunities for aligning these practices with societal values such as privacy and fairness will be explored.

March 2020

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
306 Sherrerd Hall

CITP Lunch Seminar: Sergey Sanovich – Bots for Autocrats: How Pro-Government Bots Fight Opposition in Russia

Abundant anecdotal evidence suggests that non-democracies employ new digital technologies known as social media bots to facilitate their domestic and foreign policy goals. However, no previous attempt has been made to systematically analyze the strategies behind the political use of bots. This ...

Monday, March 9, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
105 Computer Science

Rediet Abebe – Designing Algorithms for Social Good

Algorithmic and artificial intelligence techniques show immense potential to deepen our understanding of socioeconomic inequality and inform interventions designed to improve access to opportunity. Interventions aimed at historically under-served communities are made particularly ...

April 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
@12:30 pm
- 1:30 pm
CITP Virtual Lunch Seminar: Seny Kamara – Cryptography for Privacy and Policy

CITP Virtual Lunch Seminar: Seny Kamara – Cryptography for Privacy and Policy

As our lives become increasingly digital and we produce more and more  data, we are witnessing several conflicting trends. On one hand, these massive datasets are becoming more intrusive and privacy-sensitive and on the other they are becoming harder to protect. This is illustrated by the ...