I/S Symposium: Predictive Analytics, Law, and Policy: Mapping the Terrain
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Date: March 24, 2017
Location: Drinko Hall, Saxbe Auditorium

The “big data” phenomenon holds forth the promise of unleashing great social advances. It also raises important challenges to privacy, fairness, and social trust. This is giving rise to a new field of law and policy studies aimed at maximizing the social value of big data while minimizing its associated risks. The 2017 I/S symposium, “Predictive Analytics, Law, and Policy: Mapping the Terrain,” will bring leading scholars together to start laying out something of an intellectual roadmap for this emerging field. This will be the journal’s first annual symposium co-sponsored by the College of Law’s new Program on Data and Governance.

Lunch will be provided to those who register before March 22.

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9-9:15 a.m. – Welcome
Peter M. Shane, Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law and Founding General Editor, I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University

9:15-9:30 a.m. – Predictive Analytics, Law and Policy: Some Key Questions
Dennis Hirsch, Professor of Law and Director, Program on Data and Governance, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University

9:30-10:30 a.m. – Panel: Predictive Analytics: Cross-Cutting Issues of Policy
Solon Barocas, Postdoctoral Researcher, Microsoft Research New York City Lab
Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum

10:45 a.m.-NoonPanel: Predictive Analytics: Cross-Cutting Issues of Law
David Robinson, Principal, Upturn
Katherine Jo Strandburg, Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law, NYU
Tal Zarsky, Professor, University of Haifa Faculty of Law

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Talk: “The New World of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: A Field Guide”
Steve Lohr, Reporter, New York Times

1:45-3 Panel: Predictive Analytics: Challenging Issues in Specific Private Sector Contexts
Pam Dixon, Founder and Executive Director, World Privacy Forum
Nathan Cortez, Associate Dean for Research, Gerald J. Ford Research Fellow, and the Adelfa Botello Callejo Endowed Professor of Law in Leadership and Latino Studies
Matt Bodie, Callis Family Professor of Law and Director, Master of Science in Human Resources Law Program, Center for Employment Law, St. Louis University School of Law

3:15-4:30 Panel: Predictive Analytics: Challenging Issues in Specific Public Sector Contexts
Jessica M. Eaglin, Associate Professor of Law, University of Indiana Maurer School of Law
Elana Zeide, Associate Research Scholar, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University
Shaun B. Spencer, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor of Law & Director of Legal Skills, UMass School of Law

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