Join fellow alumni for a continuation of the online conversation between the author of "Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World," Meredith Broussard, Associate Professor of Journalism and Andrea Jones-Rooy, host of the live-streaming YouTube series and podcast "Ask a Political Scientist" and Visiting Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the NYU Center for Data Science. The Q&A session will be moderated by Amy P. Batallones (TANDON '19), Polytechnic Alumni Association Board Member. Part 1 of the series can be viewed on our virtual programming page. We hope you will join us in celebration of Women’s History Month.
Data journalist Meredith Broussard is an associate professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of NYU and the author of “Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.” Her academic research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. She is also interested in ethical AI and appeared in the 2020 documentary "Coded Bias." She is an affiliate faculty member at the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment at the NYU Center for Data Science, a 2019 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow, and her work has been supported by the Institute of Museum & Library Services as well as the Tow Center at Columbia Journalism School. A former features editor at the "Philadelphia Inquirer," she has also worked as a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her features and essays have appeared in "The Atlantic," "Slate," and other outlets.
Andrea Jones-Rooy, Ph.D. is Visiting Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the NYU Center for Data Science, where she teaches their flagship undergraduate course, Data Science for Everyone. She is also a research consultant for companies, where she conducts research to improve measurements of people in the workplace, including how to more thoughtfully and rigorously use data to hire and promote great talent with less bias. She holds a Ph.D. in political science and complex systems from the University of Michigan and regularly contributes to outlets such as FiveThirtyEight, Quartz, and her own Twitter feed. When she's not doing those things, she’s also a standup comedian, trapeze artist, and host of the live-streaming YouTube series and podcast, "Ask a Political Scientist."