The conference starts with two opening keynotes on Thursday, May 16, 2013, and continues with a full day of talks and discussions on Friday, May 17, 2013. You can also download the latest version of the program.

Discussion papers are available for download here.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206, 40 Washington Sq. South

4:30 – 6:30 pm | Opening Talks

Algorithms as a Computer Scientist Sees Them

Robert E. Tarjan
James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University

How Big Data touches YOU – tales from the digital advertising world

Claudia Perlich
Chief Data Scientist, m6d

Friday, May 17, 2013

D’Agostino Hall, Room: Lipton Hall, 108 West 3rd Street

08:30 – 09:00 am | Coffee and Tea

09:00 – 09:30 am | Welcome and Introduction

Helen Nissenbaum
New York University

Malte Ziewitz
New York University

09:30 – 10:45 am | Session 1

The Relevance of Algorithms

Tarleton Gillespie
Cornell University


  • Kate Crawford, Microsoft Research/University of New South Wales
  • Martha Poon, London School of Economics and Political Science

Moderator: Heather Patterson, New York University

10:45 – 11:00 am | Break

11:00 – 12:15 pm | Session 2

The Emperor’s New Codes: Reputation and Search Algorithms in the Finance Sector

Frank Pasquale
Seton Hall Law


  • Moritz Hardt, IBM Research Almaden
  • Tal Zarsky, University of Haifa

Moderator: Katherine Strandburg, New York University Law School

12:30 – 1:30 pm | Lunch break

1:30 – 2:45 pm | Session 3

Algorithms, Performativity and Governability

Lucas Introna
Lancaster University Management School


  • Lisa Gitelman, New York University
  • Matthew Jones, Columbia University

Moderator: Solon Barocas, New York University

2:45 – 3:00 pm | Break

3:00 – 4:15 pm | Session 4

Bearing Accountable Witness to the Ethical Algorithm

Daniel Neyland
Goldsmiths, University of London


  • Mike Ananny, University of Southern California
  • Karrie Karahalios, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Moderator: Phoebe Sengers, Cornell University

4:15 – 5:30 pm | Closing panel

Evgeny Morozov
Author of The Net Delusion and To Save Everything, Click Here

Paul Dourish
UC Irvine

Moderator: Sophie Hood, New York University

Program for download (pdf)