Empowering Algorithms and Algorithm Disillusionment

Speaker: Karrie Karahalios , UIUC

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Public: Yes

Location: 32-G449 (Kiva)

Event Type: Seminar

Room Description: Seminar Set Up

Host: Arvind Satyanarayan, CSAIL/ EECS

Contact: Amy Shea-Slattery, 617-253-6002, amyshea@csail.mit.edu

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Reminder Subject: TALK: February 12, 2019, 1PM, Karrie Karahalios: Empowering Algorithms and Algorithm Disillusionment

Abstract:
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.

Bio:
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.

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Research Areas:
Human-Computer Interaction

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