My blogpost on our recent work on university admissions is up on HUMAINT’s website.
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!
Kiran, Gianmarco, Aris and I attended the Web Conference in Lyon last week, where we presented our tutorial (link) on polarization on social media, as well as our recent, large-scale study on echo chamber on Twitter (link).
The tutorial was a particularly good opportunity to present a large number of works from the related literature of various disciplines and discuss with the audience. Part of the discussion was reported on Lemonde by William Audureau, who covered the conference for the newspaper.
Our paper ‘Political Discourse on Social Media: ‘Echo Chambers, Gatekeepers, and the Price of Bipartisanship’, with Kiran, Gianmarco and Aris, will be presented at the Web Conference (WWW2018) in Lyon this spring.
Our paper ‘Efficient Markov-Chain Monitoring’ with Harshal Chaudhari and Evimaria Terzi will appear at the SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM) 2018.
Our tutorial on ‘Polarization on Social Media’ with Kiran, Gianmarco, and Aris will be hosted at the Web Conference (WWW2018) next year, in Lyon, France.
During the visit, I gave a presentation on machine learning, which included basic concepts, software, and a hands-on session with scikit-learn and tensorflow. You can find the material of the session on github.
Just had a short visit to Lyon, where I had the chance to talk with the researchers of LIRIS.