Week of February 21, 2022
CITP News Highlights

CITP Associated Faculty Ruha Benjamin Discusses Race and Gender Discrimination in Algorithms

In a virtual conference at Georgia Tech, Benjamin, an African American Studies professor at Princeton, said algorithmic discrimination is often found in technologies that impact marginalized communities, including technologies used to monitor immigrants. 
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New York Times Writer Cites CITP Director Matthew Salganik's Research to Explain Beatles' Success

In making the case that hard work is not all there is to success, Times opinion writer David Brooks looked to Salganik's much cited research to illustrate "the immense power of social influence" in what people deem to be popular or unpopular.
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The Economist Cites CITP Fellow Sergey Sanovich in Article About Russia's Technology Ambitions

In the piece, "Russia is trying to build its own great firewall," Sanovich told The Economist that Moscow's "leapfrogging into the virtual world" has allowed it to demonstrate it's capabilities in tech.
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Upcoming Virtual Events

CITP Seminar

Ethan Zuckerman – The Good Web: Competing Visions for the Future of Social Media
Between the US Capitol Insurrection and Frances Haugen’s revelations about the inner workings of Facebook, 2021 was a rough year for social media. Many social media observers ...
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CITP Seminar

Lauren Kilgour – Electronic Ankle Monitors and the Politics of Criminal Justice Technology
This talk examines why electronic ankle monitors look and feel the way they do. The form factor of a digital monitoring technology is often overlooked, as we tend to focus on its data collection ...
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There will be no CITP seminar today, due to Spring Recess. 

CITP Seminar

Kristian Lum – Closer Than They Appear: A Bayesian Perspective on Individual-level Heterogeneity in Risk Assessment
Using Bayesian hierarchical models applied to a large longitudinal dataset from the court system, we analyze variation in individual-level probabilities of failing to appear for court.
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