Spring 2020

February 2020

Madeleine Clare Elish, Research Lead and co-founder of the AI on the Ground Initiative at Data & Society

Monday February 24th, 2019
210 South Hall

March 2020
CANCELLED: Digital Design Strategies to Support Underrepresented Job Seekers and Entrepreneurs

Tawanna Dillahunt, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, with courtesy appointment in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department

Monday March 30th, 2019
210 South Hall

April 2020
CANCELLED: Sasha Costanza-Chock, Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT

Monday April 13th, 2019
210 South Hall

CANCELLED: Tad Hirsch, Professor of Art + Design at Northeastern University

Monday April 20th, 2019
210 South Hall

Past Events

November 2019

Panel discussion with: Henriette Cramer (Principal Research Scientists, Spotify), Josh Lovejoy (Principal Design Manager, Microsoft), Dan Perkel (Director, IDEO), & Emily Witt (UX Researcher, Salesforce) 

Monday November 25th, 2019
210 South Hall

Kate Starbird, Associate Professor, Department of Human-Centered Design & Engineering, University of Washington

Monday November 18th, 2019
210 South Hall

Live stream link here

October 2019

Desmond Patton, Associate Professor of Social Work, Columbia University

Friday October 18th, 2019
202 South Hall

Live stream link here

Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University

(co-sponsored with CSTMSCITRIS, and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society) 

[video available]

Thursday October 17th, 2019
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

September 2019

Michelle R. Carney, User Experience Researcher, Machine Learning + AI, Google

Monday September 23, 2019
210 South Hall

May 2019

Mary Gray, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England in conversation with Prayag Narula, President and co-founder of LeadGenius and MIMS alum (2012)

Monday May 13th, 2019
202 South Hall

March 2019
AI in the Open World: Technology & Responsibility

Eric Horvitz, Technical Fellow and Director, Microsoft Research.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
210 South Hall
February 2019

Hoyt Long, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Chicago

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
4:10 pm to 5:30 pm
210 South Hall
November 2018
Virginia Eubanks, University of Albany, SUNY

(co-sponsored with CSTMS and CITRIS)

November 29, 2018, 4:10-5:30 PM

Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

October 2018
Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Yale University

October 31, 2018, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm

210 South Hall

June 2018

AFOG summer workshop — “Algorithms are Opaque and Unfair, Now What?”

June 15, 2018
by invitation only

April 2018
Christian Sandvig, University of Michigan
March 2018
Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University

Inherent Trade-Offs in Algorithmic Fairness 
[video available]

March 19, 2018, 4:10-5:30 PM
202 South Hall

February 2018
Angèle Christin, Stanford University

(co-sponsored with CSTMS)

Algorithms in Practice: Comparing Web Journalism and Criminal Justice
[video available]

Feb 26, 2018, 4:10-5:30 PM
470 Stephens Hall

January 2018
Karen Levy, Cornell University

(co-sponsored with the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology)

Data Driven: Truckers and The New Workplace Surveillance

January 22, 2018, 2:00-3:30 PM
Matrix, 8th floor, Barrows Hall

December 2017
Dawn Nafus, Intel Corporation
November 2017

Lunch Talks

  • Niloufar Salehi, Sam Robertson, and Tonya Nguyen, UC Berkeley
  • Jack Stigloe, University College London
  • Emily Denton (Google), Alex Hanna (Google), Razvan Amironessi (UC San Diego), Andrew Smart (Google), Hilary Nicole (Google)
  • Shreeharsh Kelkar, UC Berkeley & Ben Shestakofsky, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Patrick Gage Kelley and Allison Woodruff, Google
  • Michael Tschantz, UC Berkeley
  • David G. Robinson, Cornell AI Policy and Practice Initiative 
  • Rediet Abebe, Cornell
  • M. Mitchell, Google
  • Arash Nourian, FICO
  • Victoria Stodden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Been Kim, Google
  • Andrew Selbst, Data & Society Research Institute, Yale Law School
  • Luke Stark, Dartmouth University
  • Sonja Schmer-Galunder, Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT)
  • Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley School of Public Health