Mathematician and Bestselling Author Joins School of Data Science

June 14, 2022
Cathy O'Neil

Data scientist and mathematician Cathy O’Neil has accepted an appointment as a visiting scholar with the School of Data Science. O’Neil is the author of the New York Times bestseller Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

An algorithm audit consultant, O’Neil partners with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits to determine whether the algorithms they use for data analysis and day-to-day operations are truly ethical. She is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Opinion and founder of the blog mathbabe.org. Her most recent book is The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation.

As a visiting scholar with the School of Data Science, O’Neil will develop and pursue data science projects, programs, and initiatives, collaborating with students and participating in discussions with local and regional communities about her work. 

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