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  • Oct
    17

    CS Colloquium - Ming Yin - "Understanding Human Trust in Machine Learning through Behavioral Experiments"

    Department of Computer Science

    2:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    Title: "Understanding Human Trust in Machine Learning through Behavioral Experiments"

    Abstract

    Machine learning (ML) has shown tremendous potential in transforming numerous industries and nearly every aspect of our daily life. Today, innovative ML techniques have been developed and applied to various domains from finance, to healthcare, to criminal justice, and they achieve great success in uncovering hidden insights from massive data and improving the outcomes of decision making. Despite the promise, the human-facing nature of modern ML systems highlights the needs of placing humans in the central role in designing and evaluating ML systems and raises fundamental new challenges on understanding how people interact with and trust these systems. In this talk, I'll discuss a series of studies, in which we design and conduct human-subject randomized behavioral experiments to understand how people's trust in ML models is influenced by a variety of factors, including the model's stated accuracy on held-out data, the model's accuracy observed in practice, and the model's confidence on individual predictions. I'll conclude by discussing the implications of our experimental results on designing better ML systems.

    Bio

    Ming Yin is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science, Purdue University. Her research broadly connects to the fields of human-computer interaction, applied artificial intelligence and machine learning, computational social science, and behavioral sciences. Ming's research focuses on using both experimental and computational approaches to examine how to better utilize the wisdom of crowd to enhance machine intelligence (e.g., crowdsourcing), and how to better design intelligent systems that people can understand, trust and engage with effectively (e.g., human-AI interaction). Ming is named as a Siebel Scholar (Class of 2017), and she has received Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), in 2016 and 2019.

    Prior to Purdue, Ming spent a year at Microsoft Research New York City as a postdoctoral researcher in the Computational Social Science group. Ming completed her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Harvard University, and received her bachelor degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

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    TIME Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Oct
    21

    Visiting Speaker - Rajiv Gandhi - Undergraduate Session - "From Potential to Promise - Developing Scholars One Eureka Moment at at Time"

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    5:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, October 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  • Oct
    23

    CS Colloquium - Ágnes Horvát - "The Science of Sharing and the Sharing of Science: Diffusion of Scientific Articles across Online Platforms"

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    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Oct
    23

    Dean's Seminar Series: Heather Stern - Addressing the Gender Gap in Brand and Design Leadership

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM Hive Studio (2-350), Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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  • Oct
    25

    Homecoming: Prototype Purple

    Segal Design Institute

    3:30 PM Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Friday, October 25, 2019 at 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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  • Oct
    28

    CS Colloquium - Kathi Fisler - "In Defense of Little Code"

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    12:00 PM 3514, Mudd Hall ( formerly Seeley G. Mudd Library)

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    TIME Monday, October 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    4

    CS Colloquium - Jessica Hullman

    Department of Computer Science

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    TIME Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    6

    CS Colloquium - Leana Golubchik - "Deconstructing Distributed Deep Learning"

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    TIME Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    11

    CS Colloquium - Kate Compton - "Casual Creators: Powering-Up Creativity with AI"

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    TIME Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    18

    CS Colloquium - Maya Ackerman

    Department of Computer Science

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    TIME Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    20

    CS Colloquium - Victoria Stodden

    Department of Computer Science

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    TIME Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Nov
    27

    Thanksgiving vacation begins 6 p.m.

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    TIME Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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  • Nov
    28

    Thanksgiving Day

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    TIME Thursday, November 28, 2019

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  • Dec
    2

    Fall Classes resume 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, December 2, 2019

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  • Dec
    7

    Fall classes end

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    TIME Saturday, December 7, 2019

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  • Dec
    9

    Fall examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, December 9, 2019

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  • Dec
    9

    Distinguished Seminar - Jens Palsberg

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    TIME Monday, December 9, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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  • Dec
    14

    Winter Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, December 14, 2019

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