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Kelly Joyce, PhD, and Kris Unsworth, PhD, Receive NSF Grant for Ethics of Algorithms Project

October 1, 2013 —  

Kris Unsworth, PhD

   Kris Unsworth, PhD

Kelly Joyce, PhD

  Kelly Joyce, PhD

Kelly Joyce, PhD, associate dean for humanities and social science research, director of the Master's Program in Science, Technology and Society, and professor at the College of Arts & Sciences (CoAS) and Kris Unsworth PhD, assistant professor at the College of Computing & Informatics, received a three-year $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project "EESE: The Ethics of Algorithms."

The project will investigate the ethics and values of the computer scientists, information scientists, and software engineers who create algorithms. This research will investigate algorithmic design in order to provide more transparency for public discussion and debate on the implications of this new way of organizing knowledge and social life.

This award will also support a doctoral and a masters student to conduct original research relating to the social dimensions of algorithms.

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