Evgenii Chzhen (CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay)

Introduction to algorithmic fairness and demographic parity constraint

vendredi 6 janvier 2023, 11h00 - 12h00

Salle du conseil, espace Turing

The goal of the talk is to introduce the audience to the setup of statistical theory algorithmic fairness and highlight some recent results that cover a particular fairness constraint—demographic parity. In the first part of the talk I will present basic formalism that incorporates sensitive information into a supervised learning process and describe main notions of fairness that arise in this context. First, highlighting some results that do not depend on the exact choice of fairness, I will then focus on demographic parity fairness constraint. I will draw a connection between this constraint and mass transportation problem, leading to a transparent interpretation of this fairness notion. Throughout the talk I will pose several open questions in this field.

The talk is a product of a sequence of works with : Ch. Denis, S. Gaucher, M. Hebiri, L. Oneto, M. Pontil, N. Schreuder.