USACM Panel on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability to Be Livestreamed September 14

September 12, 2017

USACM, the ACM US Public Policy Council, will be hosting a panel event on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability. The event, occurring on September 14 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the National Press Club in Washington, will provide a forum for a discussion between stakeholders and leading computer scientists about the growing impact of algorithmic decision-making on our society and the technical underpinnings of algorithmic models.

Panelists will discuss the importance of the Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability and the opportunities for cooperation between academia, government and industry around these principles.

Participating in the panel will be:

  • Simson L. Garfinkel (Moderator), Co-chair of USACM's Working Group on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability. His current research interests include privacy in Big Data, cybersecurity and usability.
  • Geoff A. Cohen, a Vice President at Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company, specializing in computer science and intellectual property litigation, including patent, trade secret, and copyright cases.
  • Nicholas Diakopoulos, Assistant Professor of Communication at Northwestern University, Tow Fellow at Columbia University School of Journalism, and Associate Professor II at the University of Bergen Department of Information Science and Media Studies.
  • Ansgar Koene, Senior Research Fellow at Horizon Digital Economy Research institute, University of Nottingham and Chair of the IEEE P7003 Standard for Algorithm Bias Considerations Working Group.
  • Jeanna Neefe Matthews, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University. She is a Co-chair of USACM's Working Group on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability and a Fellow at Data and Society.
  • Dan Rubins, Co-founder and CEO of Legal Robot, a company that uses machine learning to understand contracts.

The event will be livestreamed on Facebook.