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Jen Golbeck: "Foretold Futures from Digital Footprints: Artificial Intelligence, Behavior Prediction, and Privacy"

STEAM Salon Series

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Location: Engineering and Physical Sciences Library, Math (Kirwan) Building

For a few years, we have been developing algorithms to predict individual attributes like personality traits, political preferences, and demographics. More recently, we have shown that AI combined with social data can predict future behavior - before the users know what their actions will be. This talk will present some of these results, discuss their applications, and address the myriad of privacy concerns that they provoke.

Dr. Jen Golbeck is an Associate Professor in the College of Information Studies, an Affiliate Associate Professor in CMNS's Computer Science Department, and the Director of the Social Intelligence Lab. She is a world leader in social media research and science communication. She began studying social media from the moment it emerged on the web a decade ago, and is one of the world’s foremost experts in the field. Her research has influenced industry, government and the military. She is a pioneer in the field of social data analytics, discovering people’s hidden attributes from their online behavior, and a leader in creating human-friendly security and privacy systems.

She recently was featured in the Diamondback, "One UMD professor asked foreigners to help U.S. scientists stuck abroad. 1,000 answered", and is organizing the Celebration of American Science & Engineering at the University of Maryland.

The presentation is available on the UMD Libraries Twitter account.

Jen Golbeck

Jen Golbeck