Machine Learning Distinguished Lecture

  • Tisch University Professor of Computer Science
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Cornell University
Distinguished Lecture Series

Fairness in Rank-Ordering and Selection Problems

Recent discussion in the public sphere about classification by algorithms has involved tension between competing notions of what it means for such a classification to be fair to different groups. We consider several of the key fairness conditions that lie at the heart of these debates, and in particular how these properties operate when the goal is to rank-order a set of applicants by some criterion of interest, and then to select the top-ranking applicants.

This talk is based on joint work with Sendhil Mullainathan, Manish Raghavan, and Maithra Raghu.

Faculty Host: Nihar Shah

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