Rediet Abebe

Rediet Abebe
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley

areas of expertise
  • Algorithms
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computational social science
  • Economics and computation
  • Inequality
  • Social and information networks
education
  • 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 equity and justice concerns. Abebe co-founded and co-organizes Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG) — a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary 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. Abebe’s work has informed policy and practice at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. She has been honored in the MIT Technology Reviews’ 35 Innovators Under 35 and the Bloomberg 50 list as a one to watch. Her research is influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Abebe also co-founded Black in AI, a non-profit organization tackling equity issues in AI.

She is on Twitter at: @red_abebe.

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