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Computing & Social Justice Lecture Series

The Computing and Social Justice Lecture Series brings UMass Amherst College of Information and Computer Sciences researchers and the public together to critically assess how computing innovation intersects with vitally important issues like structural bias, civic participation, economic inequality, and citizen privacy.

All lectures in this webinar series will be held virtually via Zoom.

Face Recognition and Regulation: Q&A with Erik Learned-Miller 
Presenter: Professor Erik Learned-Miller
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | Zoom webinar 
Webinar Recording

AI Analysis of Racism in Sports Journalism & College Coaching: Q&A with Mohit Iyyer 
Presenter: Assistant Professor Mohit Iyyer   
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 4:00 pm ET | Zoom webinar 
Webinar Recording
Why are AI Systems Racist, Sexist, and Generally Unfair, and Can We Make Them Fair?: Q&A with Philip Thomas
Presenter: Assistant Professor Philip Thomas
Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 4:00 pm ET | Zoom webinar 
Webinar Recording | Presentation Slides


Fixing Social Media: Q&A with Ethan Zuckerman 
Presenter: Associate Professor Ethan Zuckerman
Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 4:00 pm ET | Zoom webinar 
Webinar Recording