Monday, September 27 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Department Seminar
Department Seminar: Equity in Public Transit Network Design with a view towards Ethics in Mathematical Modeling

With the advent of powerful computational tools like Machine Learning and their growing applications in real-life, the ethical concerns underlying their use have become an important and urgent topic of study. In this talk, we will discuss the importance of a fundamental ethical view-point in the mathematical modeling process that underlies the application of mathematics in real-life that goes beyond the usually discussed topics like algorithmic bias, data bias, etc. We will discuss some historical examples related to the precautionary principle as well as a recent paper (with Adam Rumpf) on designing a public transit system with equitable access to social services.
Speaker:Hemanshu Kaul
Affiliation:Illinois Institute of Technology
Location:Zoom, contact us for Zoom information

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