Cathy O'Neil on Wall St and Occupy Wall Street- Presenter: Cathy O'Neil

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Presenter: Cathy O'Neil

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss the common problems data nerds face when they work in industry. Those include problems that academic statisticians face, of course, but also extend to other kinds of communication and political problems. Moreover, considering the cultural effects of widespread mathematical modeling, the general inaccessibility of mathematical models from the point of the view of the public, and the general blind trust the average person has in mathematics, it's potentially a pretty big deal. Let's try to categorize the risks and start coming up with ways to address them through setting standards for modeling as well as through educating the public.

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