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POPNET Connects with Fariba Karimi

21 February 2022 , 10:00 11:00 CET

Please register for the seminar via the button. You will receive a link to the virtual meeting via email. 

Network Inequality: Emergence of inequalities and bias in social networks

In this talk, I show how fundamental properties of social interactions such as homophily can result in the emergence of inequalities and biases in society and algorithms and what societal consequences it has on the visibility of minorities.

About Fariba Karimi

Fariba Karimi is leading the Network Inequality group at Complexity Science Hub.

Her expertise encompasses network analysis, computational social science, data science, and agent-based modeling. Her current research focuses on emergence of inequalities and biases in social networks and online algorithms. She has recently awarded a Digital Humanism grant to study the impact of algorithms on exacerbating social inequalities.

Her research appears in leading journals including Nature Human Behavior, Scientific Reports, Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, Advances in Complex Systems, and EPJ Data Science. She is among the 7 candidates for the Hedy Lamarr Prize of the city of Vienna honoring women researchers in Austria for their outstanding achievements in the field of information technology.