2017 Schedule

All sessions, including the poster session, will take place in Suite 202 of the World Trade and Convention Center, 1800 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Please note that the workshop starts at 8:15AM, not 8:00AM or 8:50AM, as incorrectly listed on the conference website, program, and app.

  • 08:15 Opening Remarks

  • 08:30 Contributed Talks

    • Su Lin Blodgett and Brendan O’Connor. “Racial Disparity in Natural Language Processing: A Case Study of Social Media African-American English”
    • Flavio Chierichetti, Ravi Kumar, Silvio Lattanzi and Sergei Vassilvitskii. “Fair Clustering Through Fairlets”
    • Yang Liu, Goran Radanovic, Christos Dimitrakakis, David Parkes and Debmalya Mandal. “Calibrated fairness in bandits”
    • Michael Skirpan and Micha Gorelick. “The Authority of ‘Fair’ in Machine Learning”
  • 10:00 Coffee Break

  • 10:30 Invited Talk: Margaret Mitchell (Google)

    "The Seen and Unseen Factors Influencing Knowledge in AI Systems"

  • 11:30 Lunch

  • 12:30 Poster Session

  • 14:00 Invited Talk: Rich Caruana (Microsoft)

    "Friends Don’t Let Friends Deploy Black-Box Models: Preventing Bias via Transparent Machine Learning"

  • 15:00 Coffee Break

  • 15:30 Contributed Talks

    • Danielle Ensign, Sorelle A. Friedler, Scott Neville, Carlos Scheidegger and Suresh Venkatasubramanian. “Runaway Feedback Loops in Predictive Policing”
    • Lily Hu and Yiling Chen. “Fairness at Equilibrium in the Labor Market”
    • Muhammad Bilal Zafar, Isabel Valera, Manuel Gomez Rodriguez, Krishna P. Gummadi and Adrian Weller. “Preference vs. Parity-based Notions of Fairness”
    • Michael Veale. “Logics and practices of transparency and opacity in real-world applications of public sector machine learning”
  • 17:00 Closing Remarks