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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States

We assert that it is the ethical duty of software engineers to strive to reduce software discrimination. This paper discusses how that might be done. This is an important topic since machine learning software is increasingly being used to make decisions that affect people’s lives. Potentially, the application of that software will result in fairer decisions because (unlike humans) machine learning software is not biased. However, recent results show that the software within many data mining packages exhibits “group discrimination”; i.e. their decisions are inappropriately affected by “protected attributes” (e.g., race, gender, age, etc.). There has been much prior work on validating the fairness of machine-learning models (by recognizing when such software discrimination exists). But after detection, comes mitigation. What steps can ethical software engineers take to reduce discrimination in the software they produce? This paper shows that making fairness as a goal during hyperparameter optimization can (a) preserve the predictive power of a model learned from a data miner while also (b) generates fairer results. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first application of hyperparameter optimization as a tool for software engineers to generate fairer software.

Wed 13 Nov

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15:20 - 16:00: Late Breaking Results - Poster Session: Late Breaking Results at Kensington Ballroom
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Ming Wu, Pengcheng WangUniversity of Science and Technology of China, Kangqi Yin, Haoyu Cheng, Yun XuUniversity of Science and Technology of China, Chanchal K. RoyUniversity of Saskatchewan
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Yi LiNanyang Technological University, Shaohua WangNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, Tien N. NguyenUniversity of Texas at Dallas, Son NguyenThe University of Texas at Dallas, Xinyue Ye, Yan Wang
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Md Rafiqul Islam RabinUniversity of Houston, Ke WangVisa Research, Mohammad Amin Alipour
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Haochuan LuFudan University, Huanlin Xu, Nana Liu, Yangfan ZhouFudan University, Xin Wang
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Joymallya ChakrabortyNorth Carolina State University, Tianpei Xia, Fahmid M. Fahid, Tim MenziesNorth Carolina State University
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Mounifah Alenazi, Nan NiuUniversity of Cincinnati, Juha SavolainenDanfoss
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panuchart bunyakiatikasetsart university, Usa Sammapunkasetsart university
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Jiazhen Gu, Huanlin Xu, Yangfan ZhouFudan University, Xin Wang, Hui Xu, Michael LyuThe Chinese University of Hong Kong
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