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WED@NICO SEMINAR: Elena Zheleva, U of I Chicago "Title TBA"

Elena Zheleva

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Chambers Hall, Lower Level, 600 Foster St, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Yasmeen Khan   847.491.2527

Group: Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Category: Academic

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Elena Zheleva, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago





Speaker Bio:

Elena Zheleva is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research spans different aspects of data science, including machine learning, causal inference, graph mining, network science, and privacy. Her research goal is to unify these aspects in a single framework that allows us to reason better with data and solve important societal problems. She is especially interested in algorithms for heterogeneous graphs and networks, with a focus on: How we can improve machine learning methods by addressing bias in (found) data; How we can build cohesive data science frameworks that include both causal inference and machine learning; How we can empower people in their privacy choices through personalized privacy assistants.

About the Speaker Series:

Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of the schools across Northwestern, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. 

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