Past Meetup

Reducing Bias in Algorithms! R-Ladies January meetup

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Geffen Hall, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

885 Tiverton Ave · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

We'll be in room 113 of Geffen Hall, located at the corner of Le Conte Ave and Tiverton Dr, across the street from Ralph's.

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Details

Hi Los Angeles R-Ladies!

We'll be having our next meetup on January 26th at 10am (note earlier time!) on campus at UCLA. In addition to an earlier time, we'll also be in a different location! However, it is very close to the previous one.

We’ll be welcoming a guest speaker, RLady Gwynn Sturdevant, to talk about reducing bias in algorithms. This talk will give some examples of algorithms that are biased and the consequences that ensue. Unfortunately, developing equitable algorithms is mathematically complex, and there is no simple way to do so. We will discuss two suggested methods and their drawbacks and conclude with a discussion of ethical matrices.

As always we welcome people regardless of gender, but our group is intended for those who identify with a gender minority (trans women, cis women, trans men, non-binary, other). We expect all attendees to abide by our Code of Conduct.

See you there!
Katie Leap
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Location details:
We'll be in room 113 of Geffen Hall, located at the corner of Le Conte Ave and Tiverton Dr, across the street from Ralph's.
The closest visitor parking is parking structure 18 (and it is much closer than parking structure 2 is to our regular meeting spot) and it is $3 per hour. There is also street parking on Hilgard Ave and the surrounding neighborhood. https://main.transportation.ucla.edu/campus-parking/visitors/pay-station-rates-and-locations