Prof. Margaret Burnett: Systematic Inclusive Design – From GenderMag to SocioeconomicMag

Prof. Margaret Burnett: Systematic Inclusive Design – From GenderMag to SocioeconomicMag

As part of the series "CS Lectures," the IT University is happy to welcome back Professor Margaret Burnett who will deliver a lecture on software equitability and diversity.

About the event

When
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 2:00 PM - Wednesday, May 18, 2022 4:00 PM

Where
Aud 0, IT University of Copenhagen

How can software professionals systematically assess whether their software supports diverse users? And if they find problems, how can they fix them?

Distinguished Professor at Oregon State University, Margaret Burnett, will once again visit the IT University of Copenhagen to deliver an open lecture on the project SocioeconomicMag – an initiative to help improve software's equitability across socioeconomically diverse users.

Margaret Burnett co-founded the area of end-user software engineering, which aims to enable computer users not trained in programming to improve their own software, and co-leads the team that created GenderMag (gendermag.org), a software inspection process that uncovers user-facing gender biases in software from smart systems to programming environments. Together with her collaborators and students, she has contributed some of the seminal work in both of those areas, and also in explaining AI to ordinary end users. Burnett is an ACM Fellow, a member of the ACM CHI Academy, and a member of the Academic Alliance Emeritus Chair Council of the National Center for Women In Technology (NCWIT).

The event is part of the CS Lectures series and is hosted by Professor Yvonne Dittrich.