ANET Lab Seminar Series: Fariba Karimi

Fariba Karimi (Complexity Science Hub Vienna & Central European University): Networked Inequality: Emergence of inequalities and bias in social networks

Abstract | In this talk, I show how fundamental properties of social interactions such as homophily can result in the emergence of inequalities and biases in society and algorithms and what societal consequences it has on the visibility of minorities.

Bio | Fariba Karimi is leading the Networked Inequality group at Complexity Science Hub and acts as an assistant professor at the Department of Network and Data Science at Central European University. Her expertise encompasses network analysis, computational social science, data science, and agent-based modeling. Her current research focuses on the emergence of inequalities and biases in social networks and online algorithms. She has been recently awarded a grant in Digital Humanism to study the impact of algorithms on exacerbating social inequalities. Her research appears in leading journals including Nature Human Behavior, Scientific Reports, Nature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, Advances in Complex Systems, and EPJ Data Science. She has co-written a book on Dynamics on and of Complex Networks and a book chapter in Computational Conflict Research. She is among the 7 candidates for the Hedy Lamarr Prize of the city of Vienna honoring women researchers in Austria for their outstanding achievements in the field of information technology.