2017 Speaker Schedule

Wednesday, March 29

1:30 p.m.
IS Building, 3rd Floor Theatre

Jen Golbeck, Assistant Professor, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

“Foretold Futures from Digital Footprints: Artificial Intelligence, Behavior Prediction, and Privacy”

Abstract: For a few years, we have been developing algorithms to predict individual attributes like personality traits, political preferences, and demographics. More recently, we have shown that AI combined with social data can predict future behavior – before the users know what their actions will be. This talk will present some of these results, discuss their applications, and address the myriad of privacy concerns that they provoke.

Bio: Jen Golbeck is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media, focused on predicting user attributes and behavior, and using the results to design and build systems that improve the way people interact with information online.