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Bias, Discrimination, and Fairness

The MD4SG Bias, Discrimination, and Fairness working group examines the various social ramifications of technological systems that are deployed in real-world settings. We are especially concerned with the perpetuation and normalization of socially unjust practices that occur when seemingly objective tools embed and operate from biased understandings of the world. Drawing on a variety of academic disciplines, we turn our focus inward to assess how various technical approaches can and cannot be more thoughtfully designed and implemented so to prevent the further marginalization of our most vulnerable communities.


Working Group Organizer

Faidra Monachou Ph.D. Student in Management Science & Engineering Stanford University
Manish Raghavan Ph.D. Student in Computer Science Cornell University

Working Group Members

Kashish Arora Ph.D. Student in Operations Management Cornell University
Augustin Chaintreau Associate Professor of Computer Science Columbia University
Shuchi Chawla Professor of Computer Science University of Wisconsin - Madison
Jessica Finocchiaro Ph.D. Student in Computer Science University of Colorado - Boulder
Nikhil Garg Ph.D. Student in Electrical Engineering Stanford University
Kira Goldner Ph.D. Student in Computer Science University of Washington
Paul Glz Ph.D. Student in Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University
Lily Hu Ph.D. Student in Applied Mathematics and Philosophy Harvard University
Nicole Immorlica Senior Researcher Microsoft Research New England
Anson Kahng Ph.D. Student in Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University
Jon Kleinberg Professor of Computer Science and Information Science Cornell University
Irene Lo Postdoctoral Scholar in Economics Stanford University
Nick Mattei Assistant Professor Tulane University
Yasmeen Mussard-Afcari Graduate Research Assistant in Computer Science Howard University
Bikalpa Neupane Ph.D. Student in Informatics & Human Computer Interaction State College, Pennsylvania
Matthew Olckers Ph.D. Student in Economics Paris School of Economics
Benjamin Otieno PH.D. Student in Information Technology Kibabii University
Eric Sodomka Research Scientist in Economics & Computation Facebook Research
Shreyas Sekar Postdoctoral Fellow Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard
Daniel Stone Associate Professor of Economics Bowdoin University
va Tardos Professor of Computer Science Cornell University
Briana Vecchione Ph.D. Student in Information Science Cornell University