Jun 19, 2020
In today’s world, we are becoming increasingly aware of the prevalence of bias and the significance of its impact, particularly regarding minority groups and at risk and vulnerable members of our community.
In an episode of the podcast released last month, we discussed the presence of bias in rideshares, in particular a study which identified that minorities and supporters of the LGBTQ community are twice as likely to have their rides canceled as Caucasians. In this episode, we will continue to explore additional examples of bias and their impact, as well as the role that operations research and analytics plays in identifying and addressing bias.
In this episode I am joined by Swati Gupta, professor with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, who has conducted research focusing on bias in job applications and school admissions.