Computers and Society Research Conference – 20th May 2022

| Suzanne Atkins | Artificial Intelligence

We are pleased to announce the Computers and Society Research Conference. The conference is an informal get-together for colleagues and friends, and an opportunity for our students to show off their research. The conference will take place 14.00-17.00 on 20th May 2022, on the Dotslash Campus, Europalaan 100, Utrecht.

Keynote speaker

We have invited Christos Aridas, head of Research and Development at Code 4 Thought to give a short keynote on fair AI:

Beyond accuracy: On enhancing the trust in AI systems

These days ai is being used everywhere. from our phones to our cars. The need for ensuring trust in AI models is more essential than ever. Model’s evaluation should be extended beyond accuracy to other dimensions, such as transparency, fairness, adversarial robustness, and distributional shift, to name a few. In this talk we will elaborate on these dimensions via some real-life case studies and practical examples.

Code 4 Thought is one of Greece’s scale-ups to watch according to EU-startups and develops tools such as Pythia that help companies to test their AI for fairness.

Research presentations

We have invited several students to present their ongoing research in a short pitch. The topics that will be presented include:

  • Effective, Interactive & Adaptive learning systems in mathematics, Naseya Weinchard (Computer Science masters student, VU)
  • Assessing fairness of AI recruitment systems, Maaike Hooghiemstra (Computer Science masters student, VU)
  • Project management and project failure for crowdfunded computer game projects, Jasser Bakridi (Computer Science masters student, VU)

Get Involved!

Several of our students are conducting surveys as part of their research. Participating in their surveys will help them complete their theses, whether or not you are coming to the conference.  The surveys are:

Getting a ticket

Please let us know if you are coming by signing up for free at Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you there! Note that registration is required since we have a limited number of seats.

More information

The conference is a recurring event, the last conference took place in October 2021. Example of cpmpleted research can be found on the page Completed research project (Dutch) We publish some results in our journal, Computers and Society Research Journal.


Author: Suzanne Atkins
Dr. Suzanne Atkins is a geophysics researcher and was consultant at ICT Institute from 2021-2022. She is now working at TNO as machine learning expert in Geophysics.