• “Fairness and Bias in Algorithmic Hiring: a Multidisciplinary Survey” preprint available

    “Fairness and Bias in Algorithmic Hiring: a Multidisciplinary Survey” preprint available

    Together with some of the researchers in FINDHR we have authored and submitted an extensive survey on algorithmic hiring. The preprint is available here: In this multidisciplinary work we bring together different perspectives from computer science, law, and practitioners to extensively survey literature and classify so-called “bias conducive factors,” i.e., factors that contribute to bias […]

  • The 4th Workshop for RecSys in HR at RecSys2024!

    The 4th Workshop for RecSys in HR at RecSys2024!

    We received notification that our workshop for recommender systems in human resources (RecSys in HR) will be included in the workshop program of the ACM RecSys 2024 Conference which will be held in Bari, Italy 🇮🇹! This will be the fourth consecutive edition of our workshop at the RecSys conference, following Amsterdam in 2021, Seattle […]

  • Talk on RecSys, NLP, and bias in hiring at the NLP4HR Workshop at EACL2024

    Talk on RecSys, NLP, and bias in hiring at the NLP4HR Workshop at EACL2024

    I was honored to give the opening talk at the NLP4HR workshop in ☀️ sunny St. Julians, Malta! (bit bummed out I got to do it remotely from 🌧️ overcast and rainy Diemen, The Netherlands 🥸). I gave a talk on recommender systems, bias, and bias mitigation in hiring with a focus on NLP challenges and solutions, where […]

  • Participating in the AIMMES 2024 Workshop

    Participating in the AIMMES 2024 Workshop

    On March 20 I am participating in the first Workshop on AI bias: Measurements, Mitigation, Explanation Strategies Amsterdam, as part of the AI Fairness Cluster Inaugural Conference (FINDHR is part of the AI Fairness Cluster). I am looking forward to this workshop with a strong program, where I have also contributed to the following two […]

  • “Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis for Open-Ended HR Survey Responses” accepted at NLP4HR workshop at EACL2024

    “Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis for Open-Ended HR Survey Responses” accepted at NLP4HR workshop at EACL2024

    Lois Rink, our former MSc data science intern at Randstad Groep Nederland, has published her thesis at the 1st Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Human Resources (NLP4HR), to be held at EACL 2024. Lois’ thesis is titled Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis for Open-Ended HR Survey Responses, and was written under supervision of Job Meijdam and […]

  • guest speaker at NLP4HR workshop

    guest speaker at NLP4HR workshop

    Looking forward to giving an invited talk at the first NLP4HR workshop, to be held at EACL 2024 in St. Julians, Malta!

  • randstad position paper on AI published

    randstad position paper on AI published

    Yesterday, randstad published the position paper titled “the labor market and AI.” It contains some references to the ethical AI work I’ve been working on with my team, specifically: our efforts in internal auditing and bias mitigation strategies for AI-based matching systems, and our membership of the FINDHR consortium in which we collaborate with a number of […]

  • FINDHR CV Data Donation Campaign

    FINDHR CV Data Donation Campaign

    🗣️ Please consider donating your (anonymized) CV to advance research into bias mitigation in algorithmic hiring! With Randstad we are part of a consortium of research institutions (e.g., University of Amsterdam, Radboud Universiteit, Universitat Pompeu Fabra), civil society organizations (e.g., AlgorithmWatch), and companies (e.g., Adevinta) under the EU-funded FINDHR research project. The FINDHR project aims to: 1️⃣ create new ways to […]

  • Three papers accepted at RecSys in HR 2023

    Three papers accepted at RecSys in HR 2023

    For this year’s edition (the third in a row) of the Recommender Systems in Human Resources workshop, to be held at the ACM RecSys Conference in Singapore, I co-authored three accepted papers: Enhancing Resume Content Extraction in Question Answering Systems through T5 Model Variant This paper is based on the MSc Data Science thesis of […]

  • in “Shaping the Future” podcast on inclusive algorithms

    in “Shaping the Future” podcast on inclusive algorithms

    Happy I was invited to contribute to this podcast (🇳🇱) about inclusivity in algorithms. Together with Tekla de Veer from DEPT®, I talk with Jimmy de Vreede (Springbok Agency and the DDMA committee Data, Decisions & Engagement) about everything from bias in generative AI, composition of data science teams, to technological possibilities in reducing bias […]

  • Beyond Ethics Washing: Impact Assessments, Ausdits, and Oversight for AI panel recording available

    Beyond Ethics Washing: Impact Assessments, Ausdits, and Oversight for AI panel recording available

    CPDP Conferences published the recording of the “Beyond Ethics Washing” panel on YouTube, moderated by Mirko Tobias Schäfer (Utrecht University) with Iris Muis (Utrecht Data School), Paul Nemitz (European Commission), Maria Koomen (Open Governance Network for Europe) and myself. Watch it below (and watch all the other panels on CPDP’s YouTube channel):

  • Interviewed by The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

    Interviewed by The Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

    I was interviewed by the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights, along with Joke de Groot, director HR flex at Randstad Groep Nederland, on AI and bias in the context of algorithmic matching. Read the full article (in Dutch) here: ‘Collega’s zullen nooit volledig afgaan op wat onze algoritmes zeggen’

  • DDMA Digital Talk: “De AI act: Zo bereid jij je optimaal voor”

    DDMA Digital Talk: “De AI act: Zo bereid jij je optimaal voor”

    I’ll be part of a panel during a Digital Talk by the DDMA, to talk about the AI Act, and its potential implications for data-driven marketeers, alongside Peter van der Putten (PEGA / Leiden Universiteit) and Romar van der Leij (DDMA). See all the details (in Dutch) at the DDMA event page.

  • CPDP2023 panel “Beyond Ethics Washing: Impact Assessments, Audits,  and Oversight for AI”

    CPDP2023 panel “Beyond Ethics Washing: Impact Assessments, Audits, and Oversight for AI”

    Update: see a writeup of our panel here Excited to be participating in a panel at the “Computers, Privacy & Data Protection” (CPDP) conference in Brussels. The panel is organized by Mirko Schäfer (Utrecht University), and I’ll be engaging in a conversation with Iris Muis (Utrecht Data School), Paul Nemitz (European Commission) and Maria Koomen […]

  • RecSys in HR 2023 Workshop at ACM RecSys 2023

    RecSys in HR 2023 Workshop at ACM RecSys 2023

    Very excited that this year too I will engage in one of my favorite “extra-curricular activities” 😅: our proposal to organize the (third!) “Recommender Systems in Human Resources” workshop has been accepted in the the program of the 17th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems! After our first edition in Amsterdam in 2021, and the second […]