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Yi Fang received $34,999 from DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.

Yi Fang with the Computer Science and Engineering Department has received a $34,999 award from DOCOMO Innovations, Inc. to support his project "Fairness and Accountability of Machine Learning in Search Engines".

Yi Fang with the Computer Science and Engineering Department has received a $34,999 award from DOCOMO Innovations, Inc. to support his project "Fairness and Accountability of Machine Learning in Search Engines".

Abstract: Fairness and accountability have gained increasing importance in a variety of AI and machine learning contexts. As one of the most ubiquitous applications of machine learning, search engines mediate much of the information experiences of members of society. Consequently, understanding and mitigating potential algorithmic unfairness in search have become crucial for both users and systems. In this project, we will study various sources of biases in information retrieval and propose metrics to quantify fairness of search systems. In particular, we will explore a novel meta learning approach to fair search ranking by optimizing a wide range of search utility metrics while satisfying fairness and accountability constraints with respect to users and the searched items