TOC4Fairness Seminar – Eitan Bachmat

Date: Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
9:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific Time
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern Time

Location: Weekly Seminar, Zoom

Title: From algorithmic fairness to hyperbolic meta-materials, a personal journey


We consider the results of an application of the Hebert-Johnson et al calibration algorithm in a medical setting. This will lead us to consider the problem of ranking given two values for each sample. This will lead us to consider processes such as the evolution of a universe, airplane boarding, scheduling in disk drives and finally, hyperbolic metamaterials and super lenses. We will exemplify on a real data example of SAT and GPA scores of college admission candidates.


Eitan is an associate professor of computer science at Ben-Gurion University. He works on process optimization and systems engineering using techniques from math, physics and computer science. He has worked on storage systems, express line queues, airplane boarding and healthcare. He has consulted to .com, .edu, .gov and .org, has 41 patents and has extensive experience in scientific management and entrepreneurship.