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James Foulds

Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Email: jfoulds at umbc dot edu
Office: ITE 447


About Me

I am an associate professor in the Department of Information Systems at UMBC. Previously, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego under the Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship program, co-sponsored by ITA, Calit2, the Qualcomm Institute, CSE and ECE. Before that, I was a postdoctoral scholar in Lise Getoor's LINQS research group at UCSC, and I graduated from Padhraic Smyth's DataLab group at UCI. I go by Jimmy personally, and James professionally.

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Photo credit: Marlayna Demond '11 for UMBC

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in the area of socially conscious machine learning and artificial intelligence. My work aims to improve AI’s role in society regarding fairness and privacy, and to promote the practice of computational social science, using probabilistic models and Bayesian inference.

Below is an overview of my research, as of 2018. Overview of James Foulds' research


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