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Job Opening: Associate Research Position


The Open University of Cyprus accepts applications for the fulfilment of one (1) Research Associate position with full‐time employment over two years, in the context of the H2020 project “CyCAT: Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency.” The project is funded by the program H2020 – Widespread – Twinning. The project aims at developing interventions that support the needs of users, raising their awareness of algorithmic biases (i.e., social biases that are observed in algorithmic systems and tools used regularly by the public for information access, such as search engines and social media platforms). The interventions to be developed include both digital tools and... Read More



CyCAT Graduate Algorithmic Transparency Seminar


🏁 The CyCAT Graduate Algorithmic Transparency Seminar at the Department of Information Systems of אוניברסיטת חיפה - University Of Haifa has been successfully completed with the diligent contribution of: ➡️ Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency Coordinator jahna otterbacher & Senior Researcher Styliani Kleanthous from Open University of Cyprus - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου and Researchers Pınar Barlas & Kyriakos Kyriakou from RISE.  🙏 CyCAT would like to thank all scholars, researchers, students and also extend its gratitude... Read More


Round Table Discussion on the topic of Ethical, Transparent, Unbiased Algorithmic Design & Development


Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT) and the Transparency in Algorithms Group (TAG) within RISE and in light of the new regulations on GDPR in Europe, co-organized this event on important issues on ethical and transparent information systems. During this round-table discussion industry professionals behind these information systems, experts from CyCAT, Jahna Otterbacher, Michael Loizos of Open University of Cyprus - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου and Tsvi Kuflik and Alan Hartman from אוניברסיטת חיפה - University Of Haifa presented the possibilities for collaboration and suggestions on dealing with Ethical, Transparent, Unbiased Algorithmic... Read More


Meeting on “Untangling Concepts and Definitions Surrounding Algorithmic Bias and Transparency”


💻CyCAT meeting on "Untangling Concepts and Definitions Surrounding Algorithmic Bias and Transparency" at Trento, Italy (5-7/2/2019). ➡️Consortium members Jahna Otterbacher and Styliani Kleanthous from Open University of Cyprus - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Tsvi Kuflikand Alan Hartman from University of Haifa participated at the meeting hosted by Fausto Giunchiglia at Università di Trento.  #CyCAT #Algorithmic #Transparency #Bias #OUC #UEDIN #USFD #ΑΠΚΥ


Untangling Concepts and Definitions Surrounding Algorithmic Bias and Transparency


💻CyCAT meeting on "Untangling Concepts and Definitions Surrounding Algorithmic Bias and Transparency" at Trento, Italy (5-7/2/2019). ➡️Consortium members Jahna Otterbacher and Styliani Kleanthous from Open University of Cyprus - Ανοικτό Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, Tsvi Kuflikand Alan Hartman from University of Haifa participated at the meeting hosted by Fausto Giunchiglia at Università di Trento.  #CyCAT #Algorithmic #Transparency #Bias #OUC #UEDIN #USFD #ΑΠΚΥ


A NEWLY EU FUNDED PROJECT ANNOUNCES ITS LAUNCH


Multiple benefits to the society are foreseen as Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT) addresses the issue of algorithmic transparency in social and cultural settings. The Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT) and the Open University of Cyprus (OUC) as the coordinator of the H2020 Widespread Twinning Project "CyCAT," have the pleasure to invite you to attend the CyCAT Opening Event and Press Conference, which will take place at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation in Old Nicosia City on October 9th, 2018 at 09:30 a.m.Algorithms and Big Data analytics play an increasing role in citizens’ lives, as they underlie popular information services and “smart”... Read More