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Thu, 29 Oct 2020 14:23:43 +0200
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We invite you to attend the first Seminar in a series of talks in Fairness,
Accountability, Transparency and Ethics in Algorithmic Systems, organized
by the Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency <>.
This seminar will be given by Dr. Evaggelia Pitoura, University of
Ioannina. More information for this event and registration, can be found

“Towards fair, diversity-aware and unbiased data management with a focus on
social networks”

Abstract: For decades, research in data management has focused on improving
efficiency (making data access faster and lighter) and effectiveness
(providing relevant results to users). As data-driven decision making
becomes prevalent, there is a pending need for an additional perspective,
that of responsibility. In this talk, we focus on three aspects of
responsibility, namely diversity (ensuring that all perspectives are
represented), lack of bias (processing data without unjustifiable
concentration on a particular side), and fairness (nondiscriminatory
treatment of data and people). Special emphasis will be given on how these
aspects manifest themselves in social networks and on how recent research
addresses them.

Location: Online
Date and Time: 06/11/2020, 11:00 – 12:00 EET
Speaker: Dr. Evaggelia Pitoura

Bio.: Evaggelia Pitoura is a Professor at the University of Ioannina,
Greece where she also leads the Distributed Management of Data Laboratory.
She received a BSc degree from the University of Patras, Greece, and an MS
and PhD degree from Purdue University, USA. Her research interests are in
the area of data management systems with a recent emphasis on social
networks, temporal graphs and responsible data management. Her publications
include more than 150 articles in international journals (including TODS,
TKDE, TPDS, PVLDB) and conferences (including SIGMOD, ICDE, EDBT, CIKM,
WWW) and a highly-cited book on mobile computing. Her research has been
funded by the EC and national sources. She has served or serves on the
editorial board of ACM TODS, VLDBJ, TKDE, DAPD and as a group leader,
senior PC member, or co-chair of many international conferences (including
PC chair of EDBT 2016 and co-chair of ICDE 2012). She is the recipient of
three best paper awards (ICDE 1999, DBSocial 2013, PVLDB 2013), a Marie
Curie Fellowship (2009) and two Recognition of Service Awards from ACM.

Styliani Kleanthous, Ph.D

CyCAT - Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency

Open University of Cyprus

Phone: 22411904



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