The Algorithmic Fairness & Opacity Group (AFOG) is composed of faculty, postdocs, and graduate students at UC Berkeley. We take an interdisciplinary approach to our research, with various members based at Berkeley’s School of Information, Boalt Hall School of Law, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), Sociology, and Anthropology, the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS), the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society (CSTMS), and the Center for Technology, Society & Policy (CTSP). AFOG is supported by UC Berkeley’s School of Information and a gift from Google Research.
We meet biweekly at the School of Information for informal discussions, presentations, and workshops. We also host a speaker series that brings experts from academia and the technology industry to campus to give public talks and take part in interdisciplinary conversations.
Research questions that we address include: