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Department of Informatics Social Computing Group

Corinna Hertweck



Corinna Hertweck

PhD Student

Social Computing Group
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Andreasstr. 15 / Office AND 2.60
8050 Zürich


Short biography

Corinna is researching statistical metrics for measuring discrimination and injustices in algorithms. In the SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) project she works on, she relates these statistical measures to philosophical concepts of fairness and justice and tries to find a way to guide policy-makers and other stakeholders in their search for appropriate fairness measures for their algorithm.

After completing her bachelor's in computer science in 2016, Corinna worked as a software engineer for 2 years. In her following master's degree in computer science at the University of Helsinki (2018-2020), she focused on the intersection of algorithms and social sciences. In her thesis, for example, she evaluated the computational design of affirmative action policies. Driven by her love for meaningful and interdisciplinary work, she moved to Zurich in June 2020 to start her PhD and join the Social Computing Group. In her free time, Corinna is enjoying the many opportunities that Switzerland offers to go hiking and try out different paddle sports.

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