Data Science for Social Equality

June 22, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

Join Christel Kesler, associate professor of sociology at Colby, in conversation with Emma Pierson, senior researcher at Microsoft Research, as they discuss Pierson’s groundbreaking work using data science to uncover and combat racial and gender disparities in policing and healthcare.

Speakers

Christel Kesler
Associate Professor of Sociology
Colby College

Emma Pierson
Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research
Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Cornell Tech

Join Christel Kesler, associate professor of sociology at Colby, in a conversation with Emma Pierson, senior researcher at Microsoft Research and an incoming assistant professor of computer science at Cornell Tech, as they discuss Pierson’s groundbreaking work using data science and machine learning to uncover and combat racial and gender disparities in policing and healthcare.

Pierson’s work has been recognized by a Rhodes Scholarship, Hertz Fellowship, Rising Star in EECS and Forbes “30 Under 30 in Science”. She has written for The New York Times, FiveThirtyEight, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Wired, and various other publications.