The Brussels Privacy Hub (BPH) is hosting a Doctoral Seminar series, providing a platform for PhD candidates working on privacy and data protection topics at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) to present and discuss their work in progress.
These seminars aim to create an environment where PhD students can enhance their skills in presenting and debating their scientific research, regardless of their current research stage. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to receive valuable feedback and engage in discussions with their peers and experts in the fields of privacy and data protection.
Each seminar includes a short presentation by the PhD candidate, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. Seminars are also open to external participants. Find more information here.
On 27 November 2023, 12:30h - 13:30h CET, Lisa Koutsoviti Koumeri (PhD student at Hasselt University with the research group Business Informatics) will present her research entitled ‘Measuring Bias in Automated Decision-Making: Comparing Fairness Metrics’.
During this talk, we will explore various ways to measure fairness in algorithmic predictions. As computer-assisted decision-making is becoming more common, legislators are demanding evidence that such decisions are fair and non-discriminatory (e.g. the AI Act proposal). Therefore, academics have proposed several measures to capture bias over the last decade. However, as fairness is a multifaceted concept, different metrics capture different notions of fairness while some even contradict each other. In this case study, we train an algorithm to predict which applicants will be admitted to a law school. To evaluate fairness, we will use state-of-the-art metrics as well as novel metrics that have been recently published by our research team. Our metrics are based on the fuzzy-rough set theory and Fuzzy Cognitive Maps and consider direct, indirect, group, and individual perspectives.
The link to this seminar will be sent to the LSTS mailing list in due course. If you're interested in participating but are not part of that mailing list, you can register by sending an email to Pablo.Rodrigo.Trigo.Kramcsak@vub.be.