Radcliffe Fellow’s Research Makes Hard Choices Easy

Research into computer organizational programs could make decision-making easier despite an increasing availability of big data, according to a presentation on Wednesday from Radcliffe fellow Shivani Agarwal. Agarwal’s lecture, “Computers and Choice,” is part of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study’s 2015-2016 Fellows’ Presentation series on research occurring at the Institute. The lecture addressed problems consumers encounter when processing vast amounts of data because of continued growth in technology and consumer products. “When we make choices today, one of the things we constantly face is a deluge of data, a deluge of choices, and a deluge of options, and somehow we are to make good choices in the face of all this complexity,” Agarwal said. The goal of Agarwal’s current research is to find a way to categorize data to…


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