President's Dream Colloquium on Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent
Gender and Bias in Algorithmic Design
Speaker: Dr. Cathy O'Neil
Dr. Cathy O'Neil
Author, Weapons of Math Destruction
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre
Harbour Centre 1400
515 W Hastings Street
Dr. Cathy O’Neil is the author of the blog mathbabe.org and several books, including Weapons of Math Destruction. She was the former Director of the Lede Program in Data Practices at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Tow Center, and was employed as the Data Science Consultant at Johnson Research Labs.
O’Neil attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate, received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1999, and afterward held positions in the mathematics departments of MIT and Barnard College. She left academia in 2007, and worked for four years in the finance industry.
Weapons of Math Destruction was nominated for the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.
- Is Facebook Tough on Women? Lets Check the Data
Article | May 2017 | Bloomberg
- Algorithms Can Be Pretty Crude Toward Women
Article | March 2017 | Bloomberg
- Life in the Age of the Algorithm
Article | January 2017 | Science
- Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
Book | September 2016 | Crown Random House
- How Algorithms Rule Our Working Lives
Article | September 2016 | The Guardian