Symposium on Foundations of Responsible Computing (FORC)

The Symposium on Foundations of Responsible Computing (FORC) is a forum for mathematical research in computation and society writ large.  The Symposium aims to catalyze the formation of a community supportive of the application of theoretical computer science, statistics, economics and other relevant analytical fields to problems of pressing and anticipated societal concern. 

FORC 2020 will took place on June 1-2, 2020 virtually. Videos have been posted to the schedule below.


10:20-10:30 Opening Remarks (Opening Remarks and Keynote Video)

10:30-11:20 Keynote TalkAdrian Weller, University of Cambridge (Session Chair: Suresh Venkatasubramanian) (Opening Remarks and Keynote Video)

11:20-12:00 Session 1 (Session Chair: Adam Smith) (Video of the live session)

  1. Aloni Cohen and Kobbi Nissim. Towards Formalizing the GDPR’s Notion of Singling Out (Talk Video)
  2. Charlotte Peale, Omer Reingold and Katrina Ligett. Bounded-Leakage Differential Privacy (Talk Video)
  3. Moni Naor and Neil Vexler. Can Two Walk Together: Privacy Enhancing Methods and Preventing Tracking of Users (Talk Video)
  4. Badih Ghazi, Ravi Kumar, Pasin Manurangsi and Rasmus Pagh. Private Counting from Anonymous Messages: Near-Optimal Accuracy with Vanishing Communication Overhead (Talk Video)
  5. Badih Ghazi, Noah Golowich, Ravi Kumar, Rasmus Pagh and Ameya Velingker. On the Power of Multiple Anonymous Messages (Talk Video)

12:00-1:30 Virtual Lunch/Informal Discussion/Networking

1:30-2:20 Keynote Talk: Rakesh Vohra, University of Pennsylvania (Session Chair: Rachel Cummings) (Keynote Video)

2:20-3:05 Session 2 (Session Chair: Nicole Immorlica) (Video of the live session)

  1. Lee Cohen, Zachary Lipton and Yishay Mansour. Efficient candidate screening under multiple tests and implications for fairness (Talk Video)
  2. Cynthia Dwork, Christina Ilvento, Guy Rothblum and Pragya Sur. Abstracting Fairness: Oracles, Metrics, and Interpretability (Talk Video)
  3. Christina Ilvento. Metric Learning for Individual Fairness (Talk Video)
  4. Kevin Stangl and Avrim Blum. Recovering from Biased Data: Can Fairness Constraints Improve Accuracy? (Talk Video)

End Day 1

Day 2: June 2, 2020.

10:30-11:20 Keynote TalkPatricia Williams, Northeastern University (Session Chair: Cynthia Dwork) (Keynote Video)

11:20-12:00 Session 3 (Session Chair: Steven Wu) (Video of the live session)

  1. Arpita Biswas, Siddharth Barman, Amit Deshpande and Amit Sharma. Inframarginality Audit of Group-Fairness (Talk Video)
  2. Christopher Jung, Sampath Kannan and Neil Lutz. Service in Your Neighborhood: Fairness in Center Location (Talk Video)
  3. Cynthia Dwork, Christina Ilvento and Meena Jagadeesan. Individual Fairness in Pipelines (Talk Video)
  4. Hao Wang, Hsiang Hsu, Mario Diaz and Flavio Calmon. To Split or Not to Split: The Impact of Disparate Treatment in Classification (Talk Video)

12:00-1:30 Virtual Lunch/Informal Discussion/Networking

1:30-2:20 Keynote Talk: Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University. (Session Chair: Michael Kearns(Keynote Video)

2:20-3:05 Session 4 (Session Chair: Guy Rothblum) (Video of the live session)

  1. Ashesh Rambachan and Jonathan Roth. Bias In, Bias Out? Evaluating the Folk Wisdom (Talk Video)
  2. Mark Braverman and Sumegha Garg. The Role of Randomness and Noise in Strategic Classification (Talk Video)
  3. Sergei Mikhalishchev and Andrei Matveenko. Attentional Role of Quota Implementation (Talk Video)
  4. Roy Dong, Erik Miehling and Cedric Langbort. Protecting Consumers Against Personalized Pricing: A Stopping Time Approach (Talk Video)

3:05-3:15 Closing Remarks.

End of Conference



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