CSH Faculty member David Garcia will take part in the Discussion at Complex Systems Perspectives on Algorithmic Bias CSPAB’19 which will take place on Jun. 11, 2019 in Munich, Germany.
From search result ranking to friend recommendation, algorithms used in today’s online platforms exist within a coevolving universe of model parameters, institutional constraints and the whims of platform users. This workshop will focus on the development and exposition of research that seeks to model, quantify or theorize this complex system of algorithms, platforms and users. Through a mix of presentations of accepted abstracts, presentations from keynote speakers, and panel discussions, this workshop will bring to the forefront empirical, theoretical, and simulation-based research that helps to clarify this interplay using a complex systems perspective. We take a broad view of what a “complex system perspective” entails, emphasizing only that there is a goal of understanding how these various pieces fit and evolve together. As such, we are interested in work on, e.g., algorithmic feedback loops and the impact of algorithmic changes on social media systems, using a variety of methodological approaches, e.g. qualitative interviews, empirical studies, and agent-based models.
CSAB’19 is a full-day ICWSM workshop and will be held on June 11th, 2019 in Munich, Germany before the conference begins.