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
SFU Vancouver

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Dr. Cathy O’Neil is the author of the blog 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. 

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