Empowering Algorithms and Algorithm Disillusionment
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: 32-G449 (Kiva)
Event Type: Seminar
Room Description: Seminar Set Up
Host: Arvind Satyanarayan, CSAIL/ EECS
Contact: Amy Shea-Slattery, 617-253-6002, firstname.lastname@example.org
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TALK: February 12, 2019, 1PM, Karrie Karahalios: Empowering Algorithms and Algorithm Disillusionment
Algorithms play a large role by shaping what we see and don’t see online. In this talk I discuss people’s awareness of algorithms in they daily online social life, the power people attribute to algorithms, and how and when people become disillusioned by them. I further discuss two approaches to address control and whether people want control.
Karrie Karahalios is a Professor of Computer Science, a Co-director of the Center for People and Infrastructures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Senior Research Scientist at Adobe Research. She completed an S.B. in Electrical Engineering, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an S.M. and Ph.D in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. Her main area of research is Social Computing—more specifically, social network analysis, relationship modeling, social media interface design, social media feed algorithm awareness/literacy, social visualization, group dynamics, speech delay assistive technologies, and tools for speech-delay diagnoses. She has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society Fellowship, a Kavli Fellowship, the A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award, an NSF Early Career Award, and an NCSA Fellowship, among others.
*Snacks will be served
Created by Amy Shea-Slattery at Tuesday, February 05, 2019 at 2:20 PM.