starts next week. Now waiting for my flight out. So excited for this year's conference! In addition to serving as General Chair, I have a paper that's my first where I was able to provide reproduction scripts during peer review. Paper, code, and draft talk slides at

Our paper is the first time I have been able provide replication scripts at peer review time. That paper and full scripts are now online:

Ever read one of those papers that just makes you sad about whether we can ever know anything?

There's now this about the (lack of) consistency in results from independent analysis teams addressing the same question with the same data: (paywalled version of record:

@smallsees @janellecshane when the AI doesn’t think the bunny is a black and white cat, at least. Another result of my testing tonight. Same bunny.

@janellecshane now that it isn't overloaded, I've had a chance to learn that it is also very confused by rabbits.

It’s not data ethics, it’s ethics.

It’s not data privacy, it’s privacy.

It’s not digital rights, it’s human rights in the digital/networked age.

Let’s make sure we keep the focus on what’s important and not allow well-understood terms, concepts, and existing rights to be redefined by those with vested interests in clouding* the conversation and eroding our human rights by backdooring in a new set of lesser rights for the digital/networked aspects of our selves.

* See what I did there? 😛

@mdekstrand With my work on fairness in information access systems, I am trying to learn more about the social systems that they inhabit and documenr, so I am reading books like The Color of Law. Not good for my blood pressure.

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The Color of Law, Ch. 7. Churches. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

CS Prof @ U, Utah, working on fairness, accountability and transparency in CS and beyond. Founder of the FAT* conference (

I should perhaps also say that I am very much into bicycles and have two pet rabbits. They may come up from time to time.

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@jon I had seen it (it's in my paperpile), but I don't know if I've gotten to reading it yet. Thanks!

I'm a computer science professor at Boise State, working on recommender systems and fairness in information systems. I usually databases, data science, or recsys.

My main topic right now is figuring out how fairness concepts apply to recommender systems (; I am also working on information systems to support teachers ( and open, reproducible research in recommender systems (

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