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EECS 397, 497: Algorithms and Society

Quarter Offered

Fall : WF 1-2:20 ; Hecht

Description

This is a seminar course that will examine how algorithms are shaping society (and vice versa).We will cover issues related to income inequality, the 2016 U.S. presidential election, racial and ethnic bias, rural areas, and others topics. The primary weekly activities will be reading "hot-off-the-presses" literature, discussion, and presentation. The primary deliverable will be designing a research project for publication at a prominent scientific publication venue (i.e. this is a research/course "twofer").This course will appeal equally to students from McCormick and from the School of Communication, and both types of students will be challenged in their domain of expertise.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Brent Hecht