Our algorithmic fairness group has been blessed with fame and riches.
A few days ago, this article went up on the University of Wisconsin main webpage:
I’m proud of myself for not looking dumb in the photo, or sounding dumb in my quote.
So that’s the aforementioned “fame”. The “riches” refer to a $1M NSF grant awarded to my advisor, Aws Albarghouthi, a couple of months ago. My research will be funded with this grant; I am very grateful to Aws and the NSF for this opportunity.
2017-07-12: Since posting, our research has gotten modest exposure in some other news outlets. I’m gathering links to articles here:
Wisconsin State Journal—UW software aims to find and fix biased computer programs
San Francisco Chronicle—Wisconsin researchers awarded grant to fix algorithmic bias