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Teaching during COVID-19

Drexel University, like all the others, has gone completely online for the rest of the academic year. Even though that’s the case I’m excited that we’ll be able to meet face to face via ZOOM for some of our scheduled sessions. I’m teaching the following:

CJS 273 – Surveillance, Technology, and Law

CJS 380 – Crime Prediction Ethics

Teaching Schedule for Winter 2019

I’m excited to report that I will be teaching at Drexel this winter quarter. I’ll be offering two sections of INFO 679 – Information Ethics and one online section of INFO 680 – Government Information. Please contact me if you have any questions about the classes!

NSF-Backed Study Investigates the Ethics of Algorithms | CoAS | Drexel University

Drexel article about our Ethics of Algorithms project. Thanks Kelly!

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for the coming year!

Why American farmers are hacking their own tractors

Why American farmers are hacking their own tractors

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/26/why-american-farmers-hacking-own-tractors?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

‘A white mask worked better’: why algorithms are not colour blind

‘A white mask worked better’: why algorithms are not colour blind

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/28/joy-buolamwini-when-algorithms-are-racist-facial-recognition-bias?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Teaching …

you know it is what I think is the most important thing about my job. But kids, it is not  tenure worthy. this post either won’t be read or brushed off as bitterness.

Scholarly Open Access

Here is an excellent resource that lists questionable scholarly publications and conferences. Check it out when in doubt.

Scholarly Open Access

Technologists must do better: Drexel prof on the ethics of algorithms – Technical.ly Philly

http://technical.ly/philly/2016/09/30/kris-unsworth-ethics-algorithms/

Virginia Tech and Drexel University partner for workshop on ethics in big data analytics

I’m attending this workshop that my colleague Kelly Joyce is co-hosting. Kelly is the PI on my NSF grant so this workshop is an excellent opportunity to talk about our work!

The workshop, set for Sept. 29-30, will focus on how collaboration can help meet big data challenges in complex environments.

Source: Virginia Tech and Drexel University partner for workshop on ethics in big data analytics