Welcome to the Center for Data, Ethics, and Society

Marquette’s Center for Data, Ethics, and Society works to address the ethical, social, and political dimensions of our increasingly data-driven society.

Grounded in the university’s Jesuit mission of social justice, the center is particularly focused on confronting data ethics issues such as the controversies and consequences of our increasingly data-driven lives and spaces, unfair algorithmic biases, the unequal impacts of computational decision-making, the privacy threats of ubiquitous surveillance systems, and corporate social responsibility and accountability.

The center takes up these concerns through an applied and interdisciplinary approach to research, pedagogy, and community engagement. The center is directed by Dr. Michael Zimmer.

News and Events

Center Launch Event

The center celebrated its founding with a launch event on April 4, 2022, focusing on Campus Conversations on Data, Ethics, and Society.

The event featured a keynote address by Dr. Andrew Gustafson (Creighton University) on "Ignatian Concerns for Data Ethics and Society" and a multidisciplinary panel of researchers, teachers, and practitioners from across our campus community.

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