Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley
- Artificial intelligence
- Computational social science
- Economics and computation
- Social and information networks
- PhD, Computer Science, Cornell University
- MS, Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
- MA., Mathematics, University of Cambridge
- BA, Mathematics, Harvard University
Rediet Abebe is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley and a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Abebe holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Cornell University and graduate degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and the University of Cambridge. Her research is in artificial intelligence and algorithms, with a focus on inequality and distributive justice concerns. Abebe is serving as a Program Co-Chair for the inaugural ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO ’21) and co-organizes the related MD4SG research initiative. Her dissertation received the 2020 ACM SIGKDD Dissertation Award and an honorable mention for the ACM SIGEcom Dissertation Award for offering the foundations of this emerging research area. She has been honored in the MIT Technology Reviews’ 35 Innovators Under 35 and the Bloomberg 50 list as a one to watch. Abebe also co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors for Black in AI, a non-profit organization tackling equity issues in AI. Her work is influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Abebe is on Twitter at: @red_abebe.