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Ben Green

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information and Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy Email: [email protected] Phone: 000/000-0000
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Ben Green is an assistant professor in the University of Michigan School of Information and an assistant professor (by courtesy) in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, with a secondary field in Science, Technology, and Society. Ben studies the ethics of government algorithms, with a focus on algorithmic fairness, human-algorithm interactions, and AI regulation. Through his research, Ben aims to support design and governance practices that prevent algorithmic harms and advance social justice. His first book, The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future, was published in 2019 by MIT Press. He is working on a second book, Algorithmic Realism: Reimagining Data Science to Promote Social Justice. Ben is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard and a fellow at the Center for Democracy & Technology.




PhD in Applied Mathematics (Secondary Field in Science, Technology, & Society), Harvard University
BS in Mathematics & Physics, Yale University

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In transparent lake water, zebra mussels cling to a large rock, covering its surface completely.
UMSI launches theme year on water conservation and access

The inaugural theme year will challenge students to use information science in addressing one of the most pressing issues worldwide.

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Welcome, New Faculty. Stephanie Brenton, Lecturer III. Ben Green, assistant professor. Hanna Hoover, Lecturer III, Jim Rampton, Lecturer III, Ramiro Serrano Vergel, Lecturer III, Jackie Wolf, Lecturer III.
UMSI welcomes new 2023-24 faculty

UMSI is excited to welcome six new faculty members for the 2023-24 school year, expanding course offerings and bringing industry experience to the classroom.

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