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Weapons of Math Destruction: A Conversation w/ Cathy O'Neil

Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center, Konover Auditorium

Cathy O’Neil earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT math department, and was a professor at Barnard College, where she published a number of research papers in arithmetic algebraic geometry. She then switched over to the private sector, working as a quantitative analyst for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw in the middle of the credit crisis, and then for RiskMetrics, a risk software company that assesses risk for the holdings of hedge funds and banks. She left finance in 2011 and started working as a data scientist in the New York start-up scene, building models that predicted people’s purchases and clicks. Cathy wrote Doing Data Science in 2013 and launched the Lede Program in Data Journalism at Columbia in 2014. She is a weekly guest on the Slate Money podcast, and her latest book, Weapons of Math Destruction, is about the dark side of big data.


Ralf Schiffler,

Mathematics Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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