Simons Collaboration on the Theory of Algorithmic Fairness Annual Meeting 2022

Date & Time


Location

Gerald D. Fischbach Auditorium
160 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010 United States

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Thurs.: 8:30 AM—5 PM
Fri.: 8:30 AM—2 PM

Deadline to Register

Friday January 14, 2022

Invitation Only

Participation is by invitation only. All participants must register.

Organizer:
Omer Reingold, Stanford University
 

Meeting Goals:

The first annual meeting of the Simons Collaboration on the Theory of Algorithmic Fairness will bring together as many of the participants of the collaboration as well as others in the areas of algorithmic fairness, theoretical computer-science and in other relevant fields. The meeting will expose the participants to the unique challenges and opportunities of this field, which presents an area of research that is complex, subtle and multidisciplinary in an intrinsic fashion. No model or definition can fully capture such complexities and partial models and solutions carry the risk of legitimizing discrimination and talks will highlight some of these challenges.

The rising importance of this area and the significant attention given to unfairness of algorithms provide opportunities for exceptional societal impact which is rare in theoretical research while the early state of this field offers the prospects of intellectual impact. The meeting will expose participants to some of the ways in which both sorts of impact have started to materialize, and to explore avenues for additional impact.
 

Speakers:

Noam Barda, Harvard Medical School
Noa Dagan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Avrim Blum, Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
Cynthia Dwork, Harvard University
Shafi Goldwasser, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard University
Michael Kim, UC Berkeley
Irene Lo, Stanford University
Jamie Morgenstern, University of Washington

  • Agendaplus--large

    Thursday, February 3

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMBREAK
    2:30 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    3:30 PMBREAK
    4:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    5:00 PMDAY ONE CONCLUDES

    Friday, February 4

    8:30 AMCHECK-IN & BREAKFAST
    9:30 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    10:30 AMBREAK
    11:00 AMPROGRAM | TBA
    12:00 PMLUNCH
    1:00 PMPROGRAM | TBA
    2:00 PMMEETING CONCLUDES
  • Participation & Fundingplus--large

    Participation in the meeting falls into the following four categories. An individual’s participation category is communicated via their letter of invitation.

    Group A – PIs and Speakers
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Business-class or premium economy airfare will be booked for all flights over five hours.

    Group B – Out-of-town Participants
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference as well as hotel accommodations and reimbursement of local expenses. Economy-class airfare will be booked for all flights.

    Group C – Local Participants
    Individuals in Group C will not receive financial support, but are encouraged to enjoy all conference-hosted meals.

    Group D – Remote Participants
    Individuals in Group D will participate in the meeting remotely. Please register at the link above and a remote participation link will be sent to you approximately two weeks prior to the meeting.

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    Air and Train
    The foundation will arrange and pay for all air and train travel to the conference for those in Groups A and B. Please provide your travel specifications by clicking the registration link above. If you are unsure of your group, please refer to your invitation sent via email.

    Personal Car
    For participants in Groups A & B driving to Manhattan, The James NoMad Hotel offers valet parking. Please note there are no in-and-out privileges when using the hotel’s garage, therefore it is encouraged that participants walk or take public transportation to the Simons Foundation.

    Hotel
    Participants in Groups A & B who require accommodations are hosted by the foundation for a maximum of three nights at The James NoMad Hotel. Any additional nights are at the attendee’s own expense. To arrange accommodations, please register at the link above.

    The James NoMad Hotel
    22 E 29th St
    New York, NY 10016
    (between 28th and 29th Streets)
    https://www.jameshotels.com/new-york-nomad/

    For driving directions to The James NoMad, please click here.

  • COVID-19 Policyplus--large

    ALL in-person meeting attendees must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with a World Health Organization approved vaccine, be beyond the 14-day inoculation period of their final dose, and provide proof of vaccination upon arrival to the conference. Acceptable vaccines can be found at the bottom of this page on the WHO’s site.

  • Reimbursementplus--large

    Individuals in Groups A & B will be reimbursed for meals not hosted by the Simons Foundation as well as local expenses, including ground transportation. Additional information in this regard will be emailed on the final day of the meeting.

  • Contactsplus--large

    Travel & Hotel Assistance
    Ovation Travel Team
    sfnevents@ovationtravel.com
    www.ovationtravel.com

    Meeting Questions & Assistance
    Meghan Fazzi
    Manager, Events and Administration, MPS, Simons Foundation
    mfazzi@simonsfoundation.org
    (212) 524-6080

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