Solon Barocas

Cornell University

Assistant Professor

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States



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Scholarly Papers (8)


Big Data's Disparate Impact

104 California Law Review 671 (2016)
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 30 Sep 2016
Solon Barocas and Andrew D. Selbst
Cornell University and Data & Society Research Institute
Downloads 2,275 (631)


big data, data mining, algorithms, discrimination, employment discrimination, Title VII, civil rights, disparate treatment, disparate impact, procedural fairness, substantive fairness, inequality


Governing Algorithms: A Provocation Piece

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2013
Solon Barocas, Sophie Hood and Malte Ziewitz
Cornell University, New York University (NYU) and Cornell University
Downloads 1,863 (2,441)
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algorithms, governance, automation, computation, big data, sociology, law, public policy, control


Adnostic: Privacy Preserving Targeted Advertising

Proceedings Network and Distributed System Symposium, March 2010
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 20 Feb 2015
Commission Nationale de L'informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), Princeton University, Stanford University, New York University and Cornell University
Downloads 71 (26,206)
Citation 1


privacy, software, advertising, tracking, online behavioral advertising, big data


Data & Civil Rights: Technology Primer

Data & Civil Rights Conference, October 2014
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 16 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2014
Cornell University, Data & Society Research Institute, Data & Society Research Institute, New America Foundation - Open Technology Institute and The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Downloads 30 (249,594)


Data, metadata, big data, database, aggregation, algorithms, machine learning, data mining


On Notice: The Trouble with Notice and Consent

Proceedings of the Engaging Data Forum: The First International Forum on the Application and Management of Personal Electronic Information, October 2009
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 21 Feb 2015
Solon Barocas and Helen Nissenbaum
Cornell University and New York University
Downloads 21 (206,144)


privacy, consent, big data, online behavioral advertising, tracking, cyberlaw, privacy policies


Discriminating Tastes: Uber's Customer Ratings as Vehicles for Workplace Discrimination

Policy & Internet, 2017, DOI: 10.1002/poi3.153
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2017
Alex Rosenblat, Karen EC Levy, Solon Barocas and Tim Hwang
Data & Society Research Institute, Cornell University, Cornell University and Data & Society Research Institute
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platforms, data, discrimination, bias, inequality, ratings, sharing economy, algorithm


Exploring or Exploiting? Social and Ethical Implications of Autonomous Experimentation in AI

Workshop on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning, 2016
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 04 Oct 2016 Last Revised: 13 Oct 2016
Microsoft Corporation, Cornell University, Microsoft Research, Microsoft Research and Microsoft Research New York City
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Autonomous Experimentation, Artificial Intelligence, Privacy, Ethics


Accountable Algorithms

University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, 2017 Forthcoming, Fordham Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2765268
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 16 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2016
Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University, Princeton University - Center for Information Technology Policy, Cornell University, Princeton University - Center for Information Technology Policy, Fordham University School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Princeton University - Center for Information Technology Policy
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algorithms, governance, accountability, internet, cyber, technology, bias, discrimination, computational methods, law, big data, computer science, code