We are delighted to announce Dr. Kristian Lum as the 2021 Blackwell Seminar Speaker.  Her talk, “Closer Than They Appear: A Bayesian Perspective on Individual-Level Heterogeneity in Risk Assessment” will be presented virtually on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 3:30pm.

Dr. Lum is a Senior Staff Machine Learning Researcher at Twitter. Previously, she was an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania and the Lead Statistician at the Human Rights Data Analysis Group. She is a founding member of the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency and has served in various leadership roles since its inception, growing this community of scholars and practitioners who care about the responsible use of “AI” systems. Dr. Lum’s research looks into (un)fairness of predictive models with particular attention to those used in a criminal justice setting. She received a PhD in Statistics from Duke University. 

Details of her abstract can be found here.  Details on the background of the Blackwell Seminar can be found here.

If you are interested in attending her seminar talk, please register here to receive the Zoom Webinar ID.