Truth and Bias in the Age of Algorithms

Karrie Karahalios, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Helping people understand how algorithmic systems affect what they see online, and how to take more control over the news sources they rely on

Karrie Karahalios, Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Karahalios is a professor of Computer Science, a codirector of the Center for People and Infrastructures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a senior research scientist at Adobe Research. Her main area of research is Social Computing, the study of computing systems where people interact in networked spaces. More recently, her research has focused on computer mediated interaction where algorithms play a role in the mediation. Her work has resulted in a book and over 100 publications in top-tier conferences. Dr. Karahalios completed an SB in Electrical Engineering, an MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an SM and PhD in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT. She has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, a Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society Fellowship, a Kavli Fellowship, the A. Richard Newton Breakthrough Research Award, an NSF Early Career Award, and an NCSA Fellowship, among others.

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