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16
May
2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

by Yolanda Meleco

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.
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15
May
2019

ethics curricula for data science

by Oya Beyan

Dear IG members, at RDA 13 in Philadelphia, the keynote by Julia Stoyanovich[1][2] outlined key challenges for data science practice, which she framed as "responsible data science is our new frontier". One aspect highlighted in there was the need for standards in teaching such responsible data science, for which she gave her course[3] as an example. Following the keynote, at the IG's meeting[4], we have discussed the importance of ethics curricula for data science and agreed to create a task
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08
April
2019

Summary of RDA Plenary 13

by Kalpana Shankar

Dear colleagues: We had a well attended and lively IG meeting and discussion on the ethics of data science. I wanted to thank our panelists (Fran Berman, Alison Specht, and Myrna Morales), Bonnie Tijerina (who had to cancel but kindly sent me some of her ideas and thoughts on the subject  - I've uploaded them to to the ESAD IG site), Oya Beyan (co-chair and presenter), and Stefan Reichmann, the RDA Europe early career fellow who helped support us before and during the plenary (his summary is also on the ESAG IG site).  Please take a look when you get a chance.
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25
March
2019
12
March
2019

Panel Discussion

by Oya Beyan

Dear Colleagues, In the upcoming plenary we would like to have a panel on Ethics in Data Science. We have drafted several questions and would like to ask your contribution (see below). Please let us know if you would like to add discussion topics. We are also looking for experts who would like to take part on the panel discussion. If you are interested please let us know. Here is the initial question set for panel discussion: 1. What do you see as some of the major issues and concerns around data
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10
March
2019

Ethics in Data Science: Use Cases

by Oya Beyan

Dear Colleagues, I would like to share a blog that discusses two implementations of data science from the ethics perspective. One of them is the COMPAS system used by judges across the United States to predict whether defendants awaiting trial are likely to re-offend. The other is the smart meter, an IoT application, that measures domestic electricity consumption to gain network transparency. It enables consumers to visualize and optimize their electricity consumption leading to better power management and flexible billing.
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28
February
2019

RDA 13 in Philadelphia - Ideas needed

by Kalpana Shankar

Dear Colleagues: Hope you are all doing well and welcome to our newest members.  We have a session approved for RDA 13 on Tuesday, April 2.  I'm attaching the session description We still need a couple of speakers who are willing to talk about data science ethics (esp data scientists).  If you or a colleague plan to attend and would like to be on the panel, please let me know.  Bonnie Tijerina from Data&Society will be one of the speakers.  Oya Beniz, one of the co-chairs, and I will be meeting on 13 March so please let us know.
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28
February
2019

RDA 13 in Philadelphia - Ideas needed

by Kalpana Shankar

Dear Colleagues: Hope you are all doing well and welcome to our newest members.  We have a session approved for RDA 13 on Tuesday, April 2.  I'm attaching the session description We still need a couple of speakers who are willing to talk about data science ethics (esp data scientists).  If you or a colleague plan to attend and would like to be on the panel, please let me know.  Bonnie Tijerina from Data&Society will be one of the speakers.  Oya Beniz, one of the co-chairs, and I will be meeting on 13 March so please let us know.
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11
February
2019

Registration Now Open for RDA Plenary 13 in Philadelphia

by Jamie Lupo-Petta

Register today for RDA Plenary 13 (P13), to be held from 2-4 April 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Loews Hotel. Early bird pricing is available only until 2 March 2019.     Register today at https://www.rd-alliance.org/registration-now-open-rda-plenary-13-philadelphia.  
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24
January
2019

Ethics in Data Science and Analytics - P13 Session Accepted

by Sara Pittonet Gaiarin

Dear Working/Interest Group members, Congratulations! Your session application - Ethics in Data Science and Analytics - has been approved and will appear in the RDA Plenary 13 Programme. Please consider this your official notification of acceptance.
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