Hasso-Plattner-Institut
Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann
  
 

Paint it Black - Ethical Data Analysis

(the course is canceled)

Description

Any technology, while advancing knowledge and capabilities of society, can simultaneously be misused. Together, we will explore the potential of misusing recent advances in computer sciences, and more specifically in information management. The core idea of the seminar is to systematically analyze all published papers of several 2019 computer science conference proceedings, examining the presented technology, the use-cases, the datasets and the conducted experiments. Based on the insights we will develop a classification of possibly misuses and categorize the articles accordingly. In addition, we will design and categorize possible remedies to address ethical problems in scientific papers and scientific output. We will jointly write a corresponding report of our findings, insights and ideas.

Organisation

This seminar is open for six bachelor-students and six master-students to for six mixed teams. In case of more applicants, students with a database background will be given preference, and otherwise we will use a random selection.

Each team will have different tasks throughout the semester. While the planning is not complete, we plan to have sessions on the following topics 

  1. Introduction, organisation, grading, motivation
  2. Student teams give 5min statements about prepared topics (based on papers / movements / initiatives)

    • Ethics, algorithmic bias, fairness, reproducibility, privacy, legal matters, etc.

  3. All: categorize/classify types and degrees of problems / misuse

    • What could go wrong

  4. Each team presents one (historical) instance where research led to problematic use
  5. Each team presents selected papers from one proceedings and classifies them according to our misuse-potential classes

    • Including best and worst cases

  6. Each team presents use cases mentioned in their papers
  7. Each team presents a technical idea to prevent misuse

Veranstaltungsplan

Das Seminar findet einmal wöchentlich statt: Dienstags 13:30 - 15:00 in Raum F-2.10, Campus II, Haus F

Der erste Termin am 15.10.19 findet im Seminarraum im Haus F, F-E.06, Campus I statt.

Der folgende Ablaufplan ist vorläufig:

Datum Thema  
15.10. - F-E.06 Einführung - offen für alle Interessenten Felix Naumann
22.10. Seminarauswahl und Themenzuordnung - keine Anwesenheit Alle Interessenten
29.10. entfällt - 20 Jahre HPI-Feier  
05.11. 20-min Päsentationen zu ausgewählten Themen Drei Teams
12.11. 20-min Päsentationen zu ausgewählten Themen Drei Teams
19.11. 5-min Präsentationen zu historischen Missbrauchsfällen Jedes Team
26.11. Sammlung und Klassifikation ethischer Probleme der Informatik Alle
03.12.    
10.12. 15-min Vorstellung von 10 ausgewählten Artikeln je eines Konferenzbands Drei Teams
17.12. 15-min Vorstellung von 10 ausgewählten Artikeln je eines Konferenzbands Drei Teams
23.12. -  03.01. entfällt - Akademische Weihnachtsferien  
07.01. 10-min Vorstellung aller use-cases der ausgewählten Aritkel Jedes Team
14.01. entfällt  
21.01.   Alle
28.01. 10-min Vorstellung: Ideen zur Missbrauchsverhinderung Jedes Team
04.02.