Ana Stoica, Columbia University

Wed, Feb 23

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Zoom: 929 4493 1464 (wincom)

Ana Stoica, Columbia University

Diversity and inequality in social networks

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Feb 23, 3:00 p.m. EST

Zoom: 929 4493 1464 (wincom)

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Diversity and inequality in social networks

Online social networks often mirror inequality in real-world networks, from historical prejudice, economic or social factors. Such disparities are often picked up and amplified by algorithms that leverage social data for the purpose of providing recommendations, diffusing information, or forming groups. In this talk, I discuss an overview of my research involving explanations for algorithmic bias in social networks, briefly describing my work in information diffusion, grouping, and general definitions of inequality. Using network models that reproduce inequality seen in online networks, we'll characterize the relationship between pre-existing bias and algorithms in creating inequality, discussing different algorithmic solutions for mitigating bias.

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