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Solon Barocas

Research Associate, Center for Information Technology, Princeton University (prepared jointly with Andrew Selbst)

Meeting of July 1, 2015 - EEOC at 50: Progress and Continuing Challenges in Eradicating Employment Discrimination

Dr. Solon Barocas is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP)-a research center that is a joint venture between the computer science department and the public policy school at Princeton University. He is also an affiliate of the Data & Society Research Institute and the Information Law Institute at New York University, were he completed his doctorate in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Dr. Barocas studies emerging computational techniques for data analysis-particularly those based on machine learning-and their implications for privacy, fairness, and other values. In his ongoing research, he grapples with the theoretical underpinnings of data mining and engages with data miners directly to pinpoint policy-relevant problems with the data mining process itself. Dr. Barocas' written testimony is co-authored and prepared jointly by Andrew Selbst, a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.