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CMX Lunch Seminar

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Mathematical and Computational Approaches to Social Justice
Chad Topaz, Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics, Institute for the Quantitative Study of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (QSIDE),,

Civil rights leader, educator, and investigative journalist Ida B. Wells said that "the way to right wrongs is to shine the light of truth upon them." This talk will demonstrate how quantitative and computational approaches can shine a light on social injustices and help build solutions to remedy them. We will present quantitative social justice projects on topics ranging from diversity in art museums to inclusion in higher education to equity in criminal sentencing and more. The tools engaged include crowdsourcing, data cleaning, clustering, hypothesis testing, statistical modeling, Markov chains, and data visualization, to name a few. I hope that this talk leaves you informed about the breadth of social justice applications that one can tackle using mathematical and data science tools in careful collaboration with other scholars and activists.

For more information, please contact Jolene Brink by phone at (626)395-2813 or by email at [email protected] or visit CMX Website.