Rediet Abebe

Assistant Professor


Computer Science Assistant Professor Rediet Abebe is a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and on leave as a Junior Fellow at Harvard University. Her research is broadly in the fields of algorithms and artificial intelligence, with a focus on inequality and distributive justice concerns. She serves on the Executive Committee for the ACM Conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO) and was a Program Co-Chair for the inaugural conference. She co-founded and co-organizes the related MD4SG research initiative as well as the non-profit organization Black in AI, where she sits on the Board of Directors and co-lead the Academic Program.


  • 2019, Ph.D., Computer Science, Cornell University
  • 2015, M.S., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University
  • 2014, M.A., Mathematics, University of Cambridge
  • 2013, B.A., Mathematics, Harvard University

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