This will be the first in a series of short pieces on the experiences of unemployment. We have previously written about the origins of our project, which came from the Waterford Unemployment Experiences Research Collaborative (WUERC), a team of researchers based out of Waterford in… Read More »The Experiences of Unemployment: Waiting
Good morning all, today our project has reached another milestone by sending another deliverable to the EU. As Hecat intends to build a more ethical algorithm, it is essential that we understand and critique what already exists. This report exists to inform us of the… Read More »New Deliverable: Report on Commonly Used Algorithms and their Performance
This has been a very productive week for the HECAT project, with several important deadlines hit. We wanted to take a moment and update all of you. We would like to thank our partners in Sciences Po (France) for submitting their deliverable on the User… Read More »This Week in HECAT
One of HECAT’s core guiding principles is our commitment to developing an algorithm that is ethical and that has no strings attached. We intend for use of our algorithm to be entirely voluntary, and there are many cautionary tales in the world of data science… Read More »MiDAS: A Cautionary Tale
Earlier this week the HECAT Work Package leads met for our regularly scheduled monthly meeting. This time we were primarily discussing a number of different deliverables which are due in the coming months, which brought out some interesting tangential discussions. During this meeting we also… Read More »A meeting, big data, and the new normal of life and work
This article was originally written by Aisling Tuite in 2017 to discuss and reflect on PEX algorithms, in light of research funding acquired at that time. While HECAT has changed somewhat, the essential points of this article still accurately describe our approach and thinking with… Read More »What is the PEX algorithm and why is it important to study it?
Researchers have been encouraged to produce and offer an elevator pitch of their research. The premise being that if you were in an elevator with someone for 45-60 seconds and had to explain your research to them in that time, what would you say? Today… Read More »The Elevator Pitch
Sociology teaches us the importance of understanding that all things have histories, and of course HECAT is no exception. Today we will start at the beginning (or as near to the beginning as we can get). It was June 2012, the world was still reeling… Read More »The Origins of HECAT – Part One WUERC