Events / Bias in Big data – How information systems can perpetuate inequality

Bias in Big data – How information systems can perpetuate inequality

March 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Norris Student Center, Lake Room, 1999 Campus dr, Evanston, IL 60208

This event is organized by the One Book One Northwestern Initiative.

Moderated by Michelle Birkett, Ph.D., director of the Complex Systems and Health Disparities (CONNECT) Program in the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing and research assistant professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern, this event will present several examples of how social inequalities are present within and perpetuated by data systems. Interactive conversation will be encouraged on how researchers and consumers of research can remain vigilant in detecting and combating this hidden bias.