FATES Program 2020

The event concluded on April 21st, thank you for participation. Please notice that all videos are available linked in the program.

Exact details from the Web Conference organizers have been slow in coming and we suspect you have questions and concerns about how the workshop will work. We both share those concerns and thank you for your patience in this difficult time.

Below we have provided direct links to videos for each presentation. You are welcome to watch the videos asynchronously. 

It is our understanding the Web Conference organizers will also play them on Zoom according to the schedule listed (all times are for April 21 in the  Taipei Taiwan Time zone). We encourage all authors to join the Web Conference Zoom at the time for your presentation if you are able. We the organizers will try to join for the Welcome 9-9:15 and the Closing remarks 17-17:30. Everyone should have received Zoom access information (passwords and instructions to use your registration number) directly from the Web Conference. We know that this information was just sent out *and* that many people around the world are dealing with many things. If authors are unable to join at the time listed, we understand and ask all attendees for your understanding as well.

A few notes: 1) In some cases the videos provided by authors are shorter than the time slot listed below in the schedule. We believe the Web Conference will  play each video at the correct start time. If there are authors and attendees in the Zoom room, we encourage everyone to ask questions and discuss in between videos.  2) When the schedule below lists a time for Q&A/Discussion, if there are authors and attendees in the Zoom room, we encourage everyone to ask questions and discuss. 

We thank you for your interest in FATES. We hope you will be able to enjoy the excellent papers and videos prepared by the authors and our distinguished key note speaker – whether that is during the Web Conference itself or asynchronously. We also hope you will consider joining us for the live Q&A/Discussion session if you can.

Thank you for your patience in this difficult time.

Time is (UTC/GMT +8) 09:00-10:30, April, 21, Tuesday.
A time converter is here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200421T010000&p1=241&p2=179

Primary Zoom ID: 98645556110

The Zoom password should have been sent to you directly by the Web Conference, please check your email. You may also need your registration ID to participate.

Backup Chime ID: 5131599520

More infos as https://www2020.citi.sinica.edu.tw/schedule/#W12-II-FATES

April 21st 2020

9.00 – 9.15 Welcome from Organisers

9.15- 10.30 SESSION 1: BIAS

9.15 – 9.30 Beyond Next Step Bias: Trajectory Simulation for Understanding Recommender System BehaviorSirui Yao (Virginia Tech), Alex Beutel, Jilin Chen, Xuezhi Wang, Yoni Halpern, Kang Lee, Flavien Prost, Ed H. Chi, Nithum Thain (Google) 

9.30 – 9.45 Studying political bias via word embeddings Joshua Gordon, Marzieh Babaeianjelodar, Jeanna Matthews (Clarkson University) 

9.45 – 10.00 Mitigating Cognitive Biases in Machine Learning Algorithms for Decision Making Christopher G. Harris (University of Northern Colorado)

10.00 – 10.20 Quantifying Gender Bias in Different Corpora Marzieh Babaeianjelodar, Stephen Lorenz, Josh Gordon, Jeanna Matthews (Clarkson University), Evan Freitag (EGF Statistical Consulting) 

10.20 – 10.30 Full Session Question and Answer

10.30 – 11.00  COFFEE BREAK

11.00 – 12.30 SESSION 2: FAIRNESS

11.00 – 11.20 A Unifying Framework for Fairness-Aware Influence Maximization Golnoosh Farnadi (Mila/University of Montreal), Behrouz Babaki, Michel Gendreau (Polytechnique Montreal) 

11.20 – 11.40 Convex Fairness Constrained Model Using Causal Effect Estimators Hikaru Ogura (The University of Tokyo), Akiko Takeda (The University of Tokyo, RIKEN) 

11.40 – 12.00 Fairness of Classification Using Users’ Social Relationships in Online Peer-To-Peer Lending Yanying Li, Wendy Hui Wang, Yue Ning, Rong Liu, Ying Wu (Stevens Institute of Technology) 

12.00 – 12.20 Fairness through Equality of Effort Wen Huang, Yongkai Wu, Lu Zhang, Xintao Wu (University of Arkansas)

12.20 – 12.30 Full Session Question and Answer

12.30 – 14.00  LUNCH

14.00 – 15.30 INVITED TALK

14.00 – 15.00 Keynote Talk “Biases and Social Media Data” by Ricardo Baeza-Yates

15.00 – 15.30 Question and Answer, Discussion of Cross-Cutting Themes

15.30 – 16.00 COFFEE BREAK

16.00 – 17.30 SESSION 3: CASE STUDIES

16.00 – 16.15 Accountable AI? Don’t forget the supply chain! Jatinder Singh (University of Cambridge) 

16.15 – 16.30 Avoiding Disparate Treatment in Mitigating Disparate Impact Manish Raghavan, Briana Vecchione (Cornell University) 

16.30 – 16.50 Representativeness of Abortion Legislation Debate on Twitter: A Case Study in Argentina and ChileEduardo Graells-Garrido (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Universidad del Desarrollo), Ricardo Baeza-Yates  (NTENT, Northeastern University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universidad de Chile), Mounia Lalmas (Spotify) 

16.50 – 17.00 Full Session Question and Answer

17.00 – 17.30 Final remarks from Organisers, Discussion of Cross-Cutting Themes