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Selected ongoing projects

The Hidden Governance of AI. The Regulatory Review (2022). [link]
A. Z. Jacobs, Deirdre Mulligan.

Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab grant. (2022-2023) “Expanding AI Audits To Include Instruments: Accountability, Measurements, and Data in Motion Capturing Technology.” Co-PI with Mona Sloane (New York University), Emanuel Moss (Intel Research).

Scientific argument with supervised learning. NeurIPS Workshop on AI for Science: Mind the Gaps. [working draft]
Jeff Lockhart, A. Z. Jacobs.

Measurement as governance in and for responsible AI.  KDD Workshop on Responsible AI (2021) [working draft]
A. Z. Jacobs


The Role of Relevance in Fair Ranking.
ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR), 2023. [pdf]
Aparna Balagopalan, A. Z. Jacobs, Asia J. Biega
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An empirical analysis of racial categories in the algorithmic fairness literature. 
ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT), 2023. [pdf]
Amina Abdu, Irene V. Pasquetto, A. Z. Jacobs

Conceptualizing Algorithmic Stigmatization.
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2023. [pdf]
Nazanin Andalibi, Cassidy Pyle, Kristen Barta, Lu Xian, A. Z. Jacobs, Mark Ackerman.

A large-scale comparative study of informal social networks in firms.
Management Science. (2021). [publisher link, open access pdf] 
A. Z. Jacobs, Duncan Watts. 

Measurement and fairness.
ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT). (2021). [arXiv, related tutorial, slides, tutorial video] 
A. Z. Jacobs, Hanna Wallach.

Internet-human infrastructures: Lessons from Havana’s StreetNet.
WebConf Workshop on Innovative Ideas in Data Science, nominated for best paper. (2020). [preprint]
A. Z. Jacobs, Michaelanne Dye Thomas (joint work).

Translation tutorial: The meaning and measurement of bias: Lessons from natural language processing
ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT). (2020). [ACM link, related tutorial, slides, tutorial video]
A. Z. Jacobs, Su Lin Blodgett, Solon Barocas, Hal Daumé III, Hanna Wallach.
Assembly in populations of social networks.
CSCW Workshop on Multi-Site Research. Short paper. (2018). [arXiv]
A. Z. Jacobs. 

Assembling thefacebook: Using heterogeneity to understand online social network assembly. ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci). (2015). [arXiv, data]
A. Z. Jacobs, Samuel F. Way, Johan Ugander & Aaron Clauset.

Learning latent block structure in weighted networks. Journal of Complex Networks 3(2), 221-248. (2015). [arXiv]
Christopher Aicher, A. Z. Jacobs & Aaron Clauset.

A unified view of generative models for networks: models, methods, opportunities, and challenges. NIPS Workshop on Networks: From Graphs to Rich Data. (2014). [arXiv]
A. Z. Jacobs & Aaron Clauset.

Efficiently inferring community structure in bipartite networks. Physical Review E 90, 012805. (2014). [arXiv, code]
Daniel B. Larremore, Aaron Clauset & A. Z. Jacobs.

Complex life cycles in a pond food web: effects of life stage structure and parasites on network properties, trophic positions and the fit of a probabilistic niche model. Oecologia 174 (3) 953-965. (2014). [publisher link
Daniel L. Preston, A. Z. Jacobs, Sarah A. Orlofske & Pieter T.J. Johnson.

Adapting the stochastic block model to edge-weighted networks. ICML Workshop on Structured Learning (SLG). (2013). [arXiv, code]
Christopher Aicher, A. Z. Jacobs & Aaron Clauset.

Detecting friendship within dynamic online interaction networks. AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). (2013). [arXiv]
Sears Merritt, A. Z. Jacobs, Winter Mason & Aaron Clauset.

See also:

Comparative, population-level analysis of social networks in organizations. Dissertation. 2017.

Untangling the roles of parasites in food webs with generative network models. Preprint. (2015). [arXiv]
A. Z. Jacobs, Jennifer A. Dunne, Cristopher Moore & Aaron Clauset.

Adapting to non-stationarity with growing expert ensembles. Preprint. (2011).  [arXiv]  
Cosma R. Shalizi, A. Z. Jacobs, Kristina L. Klinkner & Aaron Clauset.

Abigail Z. Jacobs she/her/hers
azjacobs + umich + edu