We have just been informed that the paper “Evaluating Decision Makers over Selectively Labelled Data: A Causal Modelling Approach”, by Riku Laine, Antti Hyttinen, and myself, was chosen for the Best Paper award at the 23rd International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2020).
We have a few new members in our research group: Yanhao Wang (PhD, NUS 2020) joins as postdoc, while Ananth Mahadevan and Sachith Pai (MSc, Aalto 2020) join as doctoral students.
Moreover, Francesco Fabbri, doctoral student at UPF Barcelona, has joined us for an internship.
Welcome to all!
Video presentation for the paper “Affirmative Action Policies for Top-k Candidates Selection – With an Application to the Design of Policies for University Admissions”, by Michael Mathioudakis, Carlos Castillo, Giorgio Barnabo, and Sergio Celis. ACM/SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC2020).
The University of Helsinki has offered a ‘three-year grant’ for the group’s research on machine learning systems.
Laura Huuskonen’s project “Global Newsosphere: Network of Citations and Sources” has received a grant from the Media Industry Research Foundation of Finland.
My blogpost on our recent work on university admissions is up on HUMAINT’s website.
The Academy will fund the project ‘Model Management Systems (MLDB)’, following a consortium application with Prof. Aristides Gionis from Aalto University. aka.fi/mldb.
The news is particularly exciting, as I aim to expand my research to machine learning systems – besides topics I’ve usually worked on. To get some idea about the research we plan to do, see this pre-print https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.00079 (currently under submission).
Last week, I visited the EU Commission’s JRC Seville, where Carlos Castillo and I presented our ongoing work on algorithmic fairness.
A preliminary version of our work is posted on arXiv:
Affirmative Action Policies for Top-k Candidates Selection, With an Application to the Design of Policies for University Admissions, by M. Mathioudakis, C. Castillo, G. Barnabo, S. Celis https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.09947.
I acted as examiner to 6 PhD defenses at the University of Pisa. Thanks to Prof. Paolo Ferragina for the hospitality!