ARC Colloquium: Sampath Kannan (UPenn)

Algorithms & Randomness Center (ARC)

Sampath Kannan

Monday, October 29, 2018

Klaus 1116 East – 11:00 am


Title:  Fairness in Algorithmic Decision Making

Abstract:  In this talk we survey some formulations of fairness requirements for decision making under uncertainty. We then discuss results from 3 recent papers:

1) Treating individuals fairly is not in conflict with long-term scientific learning goals if the population is sufficiently diverse.

2) When there is a pipeline of decisions, end-to-end fairness is impossible to achieve even in a very simple model.

3) Exploiting the knowledge acquired by others can unfairly advantage the free rider.

These papers are joint work with a number of co-authors:

Christopher Jung, Neil Lutz, Jamie Morgenstern, Aaron Roth, Bo Waggoner, Steven Wu, and Juba Ziani


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Event Details


  • Monday, October 29, 2018
    11:00 am - Tuesday, October 30, 2018
    11:59 am
Location: Klaus 1116 East