[community] Zoom Event Invitation for the Future of Work and Disability project

Gloria Bernal Gomez gbernalgomez at ocadu.ca
Wed Nov 11 17:59:46 UTC 2020

Please accept our apologies for message duplications from cross-posting this announcement. You are invited to participate in the following Zoom Meeting event for the Future of Work and Disability project, hosted by the Inclusive Design Research Centre at OCAD University.

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Topic: Identifying and Addressing Bias in Machine Learning Models on Selection of Candidates from a Policy Perspective
When: November 17, 2020, 1:30 PM - 3 PM (ET)
Description: Panelists will discuss how machine learning models can carry bias when selecting candidates, affecting persons with disabilities and other individual differences.

To register, please visit this link: https://ocadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZElc--urToqHdUY-tERp7LCpmzls57EGIxJ

ASL and captions will be provided and there will be time for audience participation.


Alexandra Reeve Givens is the CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology, a leading U.S. think tank that focuses on protecting democracy and individual rights in the digital age. The organization works on a wide range of tech policy issues, from consumer privacy to data and discrimination, free expression, surveillance, internet governance, and competition. Alex previously served in the U.S. Senate as a senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and served as the founding executive director of the Institute for Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown Law. In her spare time, she serves on the Board of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and is a mayoral appointee on Washington D.C.’s Innovation and Technology Inclusion Council.
Julia Stoyanovich focuses on responsible data management and analysis practices: on operationalizing fairness, diversity, transparency, and data protection in all stages of the data acquisition and processing lifecycle. Julia established the Data, Responsibly consortium, and serves on the New York City Automated Decision Systems Task Force (by appointment by Mayor de Blasio). In addition to data ethics, Julia works on management and analysis of preference data, and on querying large evolving graphs. She receive her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University, and a B.S. in Computer Science and in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

We look forward to you joining us!

The Future of Work and Disability Team

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