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High-stakes decisions — made both by humans and by algorithms — can be biased against groups defined by race, gender, and other protected traits.

Read more…# Latest news

# Steve Gonek named fellow of AMS

Professor Steve Gonek has been named a 2020 fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

# Yakun Xi awarded AMS-Simons grant

Visiting Assistant Professor Yakun Xi has been awarded a two-year AMS-Simons travel grant.

# “Grad STEM for All”

Professors from UR Mathematics are organizing and teaching the 2019 program, designed to inspire students from Western New York to pursue advanced degrees in STEM fields, particularly mathematics and statistics.

# Xuwen Chen invited to speak at Harvard

Associate Professor Xuwen Chen was invited to give a lecture in the Random Matrices and Probability Seminar at Harvard University.

# UR Putnam team ranked 18th in North America

The results of the 79th annual Putnam Competition have been announced.

# Upcoming events

### Friday, September 25th, 2020

- 2:00 PM
**Topology Seminar**

Analogs of Dirichlet -functions in chromatic homotopy theory

Ningchuan Zhang, University of PennsylvaniaZoom ID 677 596 7436

### Friday, October 2nd, 2020

- 2:00 PM

### Friday, October 9th, 2020

- 2:00 PM

### Friday, October 16th, 2020

- 2:00 PM

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