Bias in Big Data - How Information Systems can Perpetuate Inequality
Norris Lake Room
1999 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208
Bias in Big Data is a talk by Michelle Birkett, PhD, director of the CONNECT Program in ISGMH. Dr. Birkett will present several examples of how social inequalities are present within and perpetuated by data systems. Interactive conversation will be encouraged on how researchers and consumers of research can remain vigilant in detecting and combating this hidden bias. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, the Institute for Gender and Sexual Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH), and One Book One Northwestern.