Responsible Data Science Seminar Series

In the first of the Responsible Data Science Seminar Series, this session will explore the core values and challenges for ethical approaches to automation in society


11:00 BST (21:00 Melbourne)

We’re thrilled to offer a series of six conversational seminars focusing on the challenges and value of using interdisciplinary approaches to build responsible data science.

How much does a scientist’s training in a specific discipline affect how they see and study the world? A lot. How much can scientists benefit from the knowledge domains outside their specialization, to better understand and solve critical issues of concern in the world? A lot.

This series brings together diverse voices from disparate disciplines like computer science and cultural studies to talk about their definitions of interdisciplinarity, as well as struggles and commitment to this practice. This series also brings seasoned scholars together with Early Career Researchers to share practices across these levels.

Each seminar is unique, but builds from the core premise that today’s “big issues” demand more attention to interdisciplinarity and that everyone benefits when research ecosystems integrate multiple perspectives, even when this is challenging and time consuming.

The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy is co-sponsoring this series on “Interdisciplinary Data Science” with DERC (Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT University).

The first Seminar will be March 31, 2022, 9 p.m. Melbourne Time (11 a.m. UK), featuring:

-Gina Neff, Ph.D.  Executive Director of The Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy, University of Cambridge

-Xiuzhen (Jenny) Zhang, Ph.D Professor of Data Science RMIT University

-Jey Han Lau, Ph.D. Lecturer of Natural Language Processing The University of Melbourne

-Nikolaos Aletras, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer of Natural Language Processing Sheffield University

-Annette Markham, Ph.D. Professor of Media & Communication, RMIT University

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