NoBIAS Summer School and Datathon

September 5 – 7, 2022


The second NoBIAS Summer School will be held in September 2022, hosted at the University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. A datathon will also be held as a part of the summer school on day 3.

With the aim of extending the possibility of participation as broadly as possible and to the ends of facilitating sustainable academic engagement, the Summer School will take place in a hybrid format, that is, both in person – at the University of Southampton – and virtually.

We invite everyone to attend the sessions, listen and engage with our inspiring speakers from across a range of disciplines.

Registration

The Summer School will take place on the 5th and 6th September; you can register for one or both of these sessions in-person or online.

NoBIAS Datathon (7 September 2022)

The Datathon will take place on the 7th September and is open only to members of the NoBIAS network and the speakers contributing to the Summer School.

Find the detailed schedule with information on speakers, their short bio, and talk outlines below.

Schedule


*All times are GMT (UK time)

Monday, September 5, 2022 (09.00-16.30)

09:00 – 09:15   Opening and Welcome (In-person)

  • Dr Stephanie Law, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Southampton

09.15 – 10.45   Addressing Algorithmic Bias in Healthcare: The Regulatory Challenge and Some Possible Responses (In-person talk)

  • Lecture by Dr. Michael Da Silva, Lecturer, School of Law, University of Southampton

10.45 – 11.00   Coffee break

  • Room: 85/2207

11.00 – 12.30   Bias and University Recruitment (Online talk)

  • Keynote talk by Dr. Ben Wagner, Assistant Professor, TPM, TU Delft

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch

13.30 – 16.30  Gender and Intersectional Inequalities (In-person workshop)

  • Workshop by Dr. Lena Holzer, Lecturer, School of Law, Goldsmiths

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 (09.00-16.30)

09:00 – 09:15   Welcome to day 2 of the summer school (In-person)

  • Dr Stephanie Law, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of Southampton

09.15 – 10.45   Assessing Biases, Relaxing Moralism: On Ground-truthing Practices in Machine Learning Design and Application (Online talk)

  • Lecture by Dr. Florian Jaton, Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer STS Lab – Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lausanne

10.45 – 11.00   Coffee break

  • Room: 85/2207

11.00 – 12.30   AI and Data (In-person talk)

  • Keynote talk by Dr. Dave Murray-Rust, Associate Professor, Human Algorithm Interaction Design and Director AI Futures Lab, Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch

13.30 – 16.30   Much Ado about Socio-technical Systems – The Hybrid Structure of Content Moderation (In-person workshop)

  • Workshop by Marie-Therese Sekwenz, Researcher, Sustainable Computing Lab and WU Vienna

Speakers


Dr. Michael Da Silva

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Date and Time:

  • Monday, September 5, 2022, 09.15-10.45 (In-person talk)

Title:

Addressing Algorithmic Bias in Healthcare: The Regulatory Challenge and Some Possible Responses

Abstract:

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Bio:

Dr. Michael Da Silva is Lecturer in the University of Southampton School of Law. He is a member of the New York bar. Dr Da Silva was previously the Alex Trebek / CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow in AI and Health Care in the University of Ottawa Faculty of Lawand remains affiliated with Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics and Centre for Law, Technology, and Society. He is widely published in law, philosophy, and bioethics, including pieces on AI in Philosophy & Technology, Healthcare Policy, and the University of British Columbia Law Review. He recently served on a Health Canada External Reference Group on the development of regulatory requirements for adaptive machine learning-enabled medical devices.

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Dr. Ben Wagner

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Date and Time:

  • Monday, September 5, 2022, 11.00 – 12.30 (Online talk)

Title:

Bias and University Recruitment

Abstract:

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Bio:

Ben Wagner is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management and Director of the AI Futures Lab at TU Delft. He is also Professor of Media, Technology and Society at Inholland. His research focuses on the governance of socio-legal systems, in particular human rights in digital technologies, and designing more accountable decision-support systems.

He is a visiting researcher at the Human Centred Computing Group at Oxford University, advisory board member of the data science journal Patterns and on the International Scientific Committee of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub.

Previously, Ben served as founding Director of the Center for Internet & Human Rights at European University Viadrina, Director of the Sustainable Computing Lab at Vienna University of Economics and member of the Advisory Group of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA). He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from European University Institute in Florence.

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Dr. Florian Jaton

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Date and Time:

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022, 09.15 – 10.45 (Online talk)

Title:

Assessing Biases, Relaxing Moralism: On Ground-truthing Practices in Machine Learning Design and Application

Abstract:

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Bio:

Dr. Florian Jaton is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Lausanne, STS Lab. He studied Philosophy, Mathematics, Literature, and Political Sciences before receiving his PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Lausanne, in partnership with the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL. His research interests are the sociology of algorithms, the philosophy of mathematics, and the history of computing. He is the author of The Constitution of Algorithms, published by MIT Press in 2021. Florian Jaton has also worked at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Science at the University of California, Irvine, and at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation at MinesParis (PSL Research University).

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Dr. Dave Murray-Rust

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Date and Time:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, 11.00 – 12.30 (In-person talk)

Title:

AI and Data

Abstract:

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Bio:

Dr. Dave Murray-Rust is an Associate Professor at TU Delft, working in human-algorithm interaction – exploring the messy terrain between people, data and things through a combination of making and thinking. Current research questions include: How can we understand the algorithmically mediated society that we are heading towards? How can we ensure that there is space for people within computational systems, preserving privacy, choice, identity and humanity while making use of the possibilities of emerging technology? How can we work with things that have an increasing sense of agency, from sensing to responding to shaping the world around them?

In creative practice, Dr. Murray-Rust engages with interactions between people and technology. This includes electronic music making (especially with laptop trio Raw Green Rust), building software for different kinds of musicking and a collection of technology based artworks.

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Workshop instructors


Dr. Lena Holzer

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Date and Time:

  • Monday, September 5, 2022, 13.30 – 16.30 (In-person workshop)

Title:

Gender and Intersectional Inequalities

Abstract:

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Bio:

Dr. Lena Holzer is a researcher in the field of international law and international relations. They are passionate for finding ways to challenge systems of inequality, such as gender or racial inequalities, through legal and other means. In addition to their experience with academic research and teaching, they have worked for several human rights NGOs and been involved in civil society movements. Lena completed their doctoral research at the Graduate Institute and since September 2022 is a lecturer at Goldsmiths in London.

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Marie-Therese Sekwenz

Sekwenz

Date and Time:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, 13.30 – 16.30 (In-person workshop)

Title:

Much Ado about Socio-technical Systems – The Hybrid Structure of Content Moderation

Abstract:

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Bio:

Marie-Therese Sekwenz is a PhD candidate at TU Delft’s Institute of Technology, Policy and Management, a member of the AI Futures Lab, and a journalist for the Austrian Broadcasting Agency (ORF) and a researcher at the Sustainable Computing Lab at Vienna University of Economics and Business. Her research focuses on platform governance and regulation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and socio-technical system design. Previously Marie-Therese worked on research projects for the Leibniz Institute for Media Research – Hans-Bredow- Institute (HBI) and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. Marie-Therese studied at Vienna University of Economics and Business and the Graduate School of Management in St Petersburg. She has a background in law, information systems and economics.

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Organization and Contact


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