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Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education Meeting #5:

Integrating Ethics and Privacy Concerns into Data Science Education

December 8, 2017


          Keck Center, Room 100
          500 5th St. NW                            
          Washington, DC 20001
 

 

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted a one-day meeting and webcast on data science postsecondary education on December 8, 2017. This meeting brought together data scientists and educators to discuss how to define and strengthen existing data science programs and how to best engage and retain data science students. Watch videos of the meeting.

This event was the fifth of an ongoing series of roundtable meetings that take place approximately four times per year. This roundtable is organized by the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics in conjunction with the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, and the Board on Science Education.

 

Meeting #5 Highlights 

 

Meeting Agenda

Final Agenda (PDF)

 

Friday, December 8

Integrating Ethics and Privacy Concerns into Data Science Education

10 a.m. Welcome and introduction
Eric Kolaczyk, Boston University
Video  

 

10:10 a.m. “Weapons of Math Destruction”
Cathy O’Neil, author of the blog mathbabe.org
Video  Presentation

 

10:40 a.m. “The Substance of a Data Science Ethics Education”
Solon Barocas, Cornell University
Video  Presentation

 

11:10 a.m. “Calling B.S. in the Age of Data Science Euphoria”
Jevin West, University of Washington
Video  Presentation

 

11:40 a.m. Open discussion of morning presentations
Video


12:10 p.m. Working lunch

 

1:15 p.m. “Privacy and Fairness: Explaining Problems and Technical Solutions”
Aaron Roth, University of Pennsylvania
Video  Presentation

 

1:45 p.m. “What We Really Talk About When We Talk About Ethics: Navigating History, Privilege, and Power in Information and Data Science”
Anna Lauren Hoffmann, University of Washington
Video  Presentation

 

2:15 p.m. Open discussion of afternoon presentations2:45 PM Break

 

End Webcast


3 p.m. Breakout activity
Form small groups and develop ideas about how to incorporate social and ethical content into a course that you teach or into your institutional efforts. What would this look like, and who would you engage? What challenges do you foresee?

 

4 p.m. Report out from group breakout activity and roundtable discussion
Video

 

4:30 p.m. Reflection on meetings thus far and plans for next year

 

5 p.m. Adjourn meeting
 

 

Event Webcast


Watch the event videos on Vimeo.

 

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