• january15-oneilcathyThe Dogwood Center is once again a remote location for the live broadcast of Calvin University’s 2020 January Series.

    Cathy O’Neil

    WEAPONS OF MATH DESTRUCTION: HOW BIG DATA INCREASES INEQUALITY AND THREATENS DEMOCRACY

    Tuesday, January 14
    Underwritten by: Friends of the January Series

    Due to contract restrictions, this presentation will not be recorded or archived.

    Cathy O’Neil is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction, which was also a semifinalist for the National Book Award. She is a columnist for Bloomberg View and founded the company ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing company. She earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard, was a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT math department, and a professor at Barnard College. 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.

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    This lecture will be broadcast live in the Black Box and Main Stage from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission is free. For those who would like a lunch ($5), please call 231.924.8885 to reserve one at least 24 hours in advance of the lecture you would like to attend.

    For more information on the Calvin University January Series click here.

    The Dogwood Center, a remote site for the Calvin University January Series, is supported in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation.