Event Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Main Presenter: Dr. Babak Salimi
Short Presenter: Sepiedeh Gilani, MD
Location: Sufi Mediterranean Restaurant - 5915 Balboa Ave, SD, CA 92111
Main presentation: The widespread use of data-driven algorithmic decision-making in crucial areas such as hiring, loan assessments, medical diagnoses, and pretrial release has raised questions about the accuracy and fairness of these algorithms. In this talk, I will explore the essential principles of responsible data science, emphasizing its growing importance in our data-driven era. I'll showcase efforts from my recent research to embed fairness, reliability, and transparency within data science practices. This session aims to illuminate how effective data management can significantly shape the trajectory and impact of data science.
Short Presentation: Homelessness affects all of us. $13,000,000,000 (thirteen billion dollars) spent on homelessness in California in the last few years has not helped the situation and is costing the taxpayers. On a daily basis, more people are becoming homeless than getting out of it. Homelessness is no longer a state issue, it is a national crisis that is affecting our cities, businesses, safety and requires federal attention.
About the speakers:
Dr. Babak Salimi
Babak Salimi is an Assistant Professor in the HDSI department at UC San Diego. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the University of Washington, where he collaborated with Prof. Dan Suciu and the database group. Salimi received his Ph.D. from Carleton University's School of Computer Science, where he was advised by Prof. Leopoldo Bertossi. His research focuses on responsible data management and causal inference, including algorithmic fairness and transparency. He has made several significant contributions to the understanding of responsible data management and analysis, including explainability, fairness, reliability, and robustness. Salimi also has a strong interest in database theory and data management. His research achievements have been acknowledged with awards such as the Postdoc Research Award at the University of Washington, the Best Demonstration Paper Award at VLDB 2018, the Best Paper Award at SIGMOD 2019, and the Research Highlight Award at SIGMOD 2020.
Dr. Sepideh Gilani:
I was born in Denver, Colorado and graduated from high school in Liberty, Missouri. Since then I have lived most of my life in California. While in California, I have lived in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Diego. I am currently Associate Professor at University of California San Diego, where I teach surgery. My husband of 36 years is a radiologist. My older twin son and my daughter-in-law are lawyers and my younger twin son does social research and served in the United States Peace Corps for two years.