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Data science skeptic and mathematician warns about algorithmic bias

Data science skeptic and mathematician warns about algorithmic bias

Organizations are increasingly counting on mathematical models to make hiring, admissions, lending, and other decisions. But according to mathematician Cathy O’Neil, over-reliance on big data and algorithms has become a destructive force in society, further causing divisions between the “haves” and the “have-nots.”

Sophomore biology student spends summer in India doing research

Sophomore biology student spends summer in India doing research

During her first year at Notre Dame, Elsa Barron was on the lookout for a summer experience that would tie together her interests in science and international affairs. A biology and peace studies double major, Barron, now a sophomore, found what she was looking for in India after becoming Notre...

Study uncovers new hurdle for developing immunotherapies

Study uncovers new hurdle for developing immunotherapies

The body’s immune system is a valiant weapon against disease, and harnessing its power through a technique called immunotherapy is at the forefront of current research to treat cancer and other diseases.That’s why an unexpected finding by University of Notre Dame researchers and their collaborators, related to the way two...

Neuroscience professor earns Frank O'Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award

Neuroscience professor earns Frank O'Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award

  Nancy Michael, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of undergraduate studies for the neuroscience and behavior major, earned the 2018 Frank O'Malley Undergraduate Teaching Award, an annual prize that honors any faculty member who displays “outstanding service to the students of the Notre Dame...

University of Notre Dame to host Indiana CTSI retreat

University of Notre Dame to host Indiana CTSI retreat

Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame invite all researchers to attend the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) retreat. The event will take place at the University of Notre Dame’s McCourtney Hall on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.