UCA events in Spring 2019

February 7, 2019

Dr. Bill Howe, University of Washington
“Beyond Open vs. Closed: Enabling Public-Private Collaboration with Semi-Synthetic Datasets”

Data Science student visit: 9:00 a.m., Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Social Science student visit: 11:30 a.m., 8411 Sewell Social Sciences
Public lecture: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., 1163 Mechanical Engineering

Data too sensitive to be “open” typically remains “closed” as proprietary information. This dichotomy undermines efforts to make algorithmic decision systems more fair, transparent, and accountable. Access to proprietary data is needed by government agencies to enforce policy, researchers to evaluate methods, and the public to hold agencies accountable; all of these needs must be met while preserving individual privacy and affording oversight by data owners on how the data is used.

Bill Howe is Associate Professor in the Information School and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington.


February 14, 2019

Dr. Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota
“Sustainable Urban Systems: A New Trans-disciplinary Science”

Student visit: 1:00 p.m., 15 Science Hall
Public lecture: 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., 1163 Mechanical Engineering

Anu Ramaswami is the Charles M. Denny, Jr., Chair of Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and a professor bioproducts and biosystems engineering in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Sciences at the University of Minnesota.