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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Cathy O'Neil

Cathy O'Neil
Author, Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O’Neil a data scientist for the startup media company Intent Media. Cathy began her career as a postdoc in MIT’s Math Department. She has been a professor at Barnard College, where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry, and worked as a quant for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis and for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks. Cathy holds a PhD in math from Harvard.


1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Law, Ethics, & Open Data
Location: 3D 04/09 Level: Intermediate
Jake Porway (DataKind), Cathy O'Neil (Weapons of Math Destruction), Vladimir Dubovskiy (, Kamalesh Rao (DataKind)
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No matter how good the intentions, ethical questions are inherent in the work of using data for social good. How are organizations navigating ethical pitfalls in order to make an impact? The key is protecting the humanity behind the numbers. In this series of talks, we'll learn how organizations are dealing with ethical considerations inherent in projects that aim to use data for good. Read more.