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April 2017

April 24 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Thesis Defense: Measuring the Impact of Algorithms in Online Marketplaces

Speaker: Le Chen, PhD Candidate, College of Computer and Information Science at Northeastern University

Unfortunately, we currently lack measurement tools or methodologies to audit the behavior of these algorithms. As a result, we are unable to measure the impact of these algorithms on people. The goal of Le Chen's work is to develop methodologies and build measurement tools to audit and understand the impact of black-box algorithms in online marketplaces. Motivated by these findings, he will propose two alternative ranking methods that encode different definitions of fairness, and examine the inherent tradeoffs posed by trying to achieve fairness in hiring markets.

May 2017

May 1 9:00 am - May 12 5:00 pm EDT

May Institute on Computation and Statistics for Quantitative Proteomics

Please visit the course website for pricing. URL to be posted soon.

Speaker: Dr. Olga Vitek

The Institute will train life scientists and computational scientists in designing and analyzing large-scale experiments relying on proteomics, metabolomics, and other high-throughput mass spectrometry-based bimolecular assays.

May 15 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Northeastern University Seattle – The Future of Information Technology Event


Speaker(s): Barry Crist, P'19, Northeastern University Parent

Connect with fellow members of the Northeastern Community living in Seattle Community who work in information technology, computer science, and cyber security in Chef's beautiful and eclectic café space. Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks, while hearing from keynote speaker, Barry Crist, CEO of Chef, about the future of technology.

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