Bi-Weekly Seminar Series

Seminars are bi-weekly, on Thursdays at 12pm ET (more time zones) and last 90 minutes.

To receive announcements of upcoming seminars, join our mailing list or subscribe to our YouTube. To participate in Zoom, locate the registration link below (posted a few days before the seminar). If you are interested in giving a talk, contact trustworthyml@gmail.com.

FORMAT and instructions

The seminars will take place in Zoom Webinar; some may be recorded and live-streamed to YouTube.

The first hour typically follows one of these formats:

  • 40-min talk, followed by 20-min Q&A and moderated chat on the speaker's journey in ML and research process.

  • Rising Star Spotlights: Two talks of 20-25 mins each, followed by 5-10 min Q&A.

Then after a 5-min break, we reconvene for discussions with fellow participants. Our hope is that this participant-driven discussion in the second hour allows participants to meet new people working in similar research areas. Each seminar will also have a Twitter thread to continue the conversation.

By participating in the seminar, you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct. Please report any issues to trustworthyml@gmail.com.

Joining Zoom: There is a limit of 100 participants in Zoom, first-come-first-serve; registering does not guarantee you a spot. You can join Zoom by clicking the link in your registration confirmation email shortly before the seminar starts. We recommend downloading and installing Zoom in advance.

Live-stream and recording: If Zoom reaches capacity, please watch the YouTube live-stream and check Zoom again in case spots open up. If you do not wish to appear in the live-stream and recording, please only join Zoom in the second hour. You can find recordings of previous seminars here.

Participate: In Zoom, you will be muted in the first hour however you can ask questions using Zoom's Q&A tool. You can also upvote and leave comments on questions. The moderator will select questions, and may call on you to ask yours. In the second hour, you will be un-muted for a free-form discussion with fellow participants. You can use the Twitter thread to continue the conversation after the seminar.

UPCOMING SEMINARS

Click to see abstract, bio, registration link, and Twitter thread. Click here to see the recordings of the past seminars.

Apr 29, 2021 Community Hangout

May 13, 2021: Alexander D'Amour, Google Brain

Title TBA

Abstract TBA

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Twitter thread to continue the conversation: Check back again after the seminar.

May 27, 2021: Hoda Heidari, Carnegie Mellon University

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June 10, 2021: Katherine Heller, Google / Duke University

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June 24, 2021 Industry Spotlights

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July 8, 2021: Cynthia Rudin, Duke University

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August 19, 2021 Rising Star Spotlights

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Sep 16, 2021: Sherri Rose, Stanford University

Identifying Subgroups in Algorithmic Fairness

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Sep 30, 2021: Sanmi Koyejo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Oct 14, 2021 Rising Star Spotlights

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