Andrew Yates and I are looking for a postdoc or PhD student to join us on the FINDHR project. Algorithmic hiring is on the rise and rapidly becoming necessary in some sectors, yet the systems for algorithmic hiring run the risk of reproducing and amplifying discriminatory biases. FINDHR is an interdisciplinary EU project that seeks to prevent, detect, and mitigate discrimination in AI with a focus on the algorithmic hiring use-case. Through a context-sensitive, interdisciplinary approach, FINDHR will develop new technologies to measure discrimination risks, to create fairness-aware rankings and interventions, and to provide multi-stakeholder actionable interpretability.
At the University of Amsterdam, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher or PhD candidate who is interested in designing and evaluating fairness-aware search algorithms. In contrast with fairness-aware ranking in contexts where click feedback is immediate, fairness-aware ranking for algorithmic hiring raises new challenges of learning from delayed rewards (i.e., was the candidate ultimately shortlisted, interviewed, hired?), leveraging complex feedback (e.g., expanded user models, long-term feedback loops), and supporting optional positive actions (i.e., affirmative action).
Join us to develop algorithms to meet these challenges and work with the interdisciplinary FINDHR team to develop a software guide, demonstration, and software package for fairness-aware ranking in the context of algorithmic hiring.
To find out more, reach out to Andrew or me, and visit the official job posting at the University of Amsterdam’s vacancy site: https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/Postdoctoral-Researcher-or-PhD-Position-in-Fairness-aware-Learning-to-Rank/751957102/
Our team has a strong collaborative and collegial atmosphere. We strongly encourage applications coming from a unique perspective. Tell us how your background fits with the focus of this position, even if your profile is slightly different from the profile / requirements written in the official vacancy text linked to above.
In August 2022, our team will move into a brand new, sustainable, energy-neutral, and circular building in Amsterdam Science Park. Come and join us!