Assistant Professor
Data Science Institute Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
Computer Science Department of Computer Science & Engineering
UC San Diego University of California, San Diego
Pronouns: he/him


My research lies at the intersection of machine learning, optimization, and human-centered design. My group develops methods for responsible machine learning in medicine, consumer finance, and the physical sciences. We focus on topics like algorithmic fairness, interpretability, and personalization.

Previously, I held research positions at Google AI and at the Harvard Center for Research on Computation and Society. I also co-founded Petal, a company that uses machine learning to broaden credit access. I received a PhD in Computer Science from MIT, and Bachelors degrees in Operations Research and Economics from UC Berkeley.

Prospective Students and Postdocs

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Jun 2024

Our group at UCSD grew by 1! Welcome Harry Cheon!

Jun 2024

Excited to serve on the Executive Committee at FAccT!

Dec 2023

Recognized as a Notable Area Chair at NeurIPS 2023!

Nov 2023

We’re hiring postdocs to work on responsible ML at UCSD! Apply here.

Jun 2023

Our group at UCSD grew by 1! Welcome Shreyas Kadekodi!

Aug 2023

I’ll be visiting for the Fairness, Equity, and Algorithms at MSRI. See you there!

Jun 2023

We received an NSF Award for Recourse Verification! Thank you NSF!

Jan 2023

Amazon Research Award for Participatory Personalization in Machine Learning!

Nov 2022

I will be serving as a Program Chair for FAccT 2023!

Nov 2022

I will be giving a keynote address at DeepMath 2022.

Oct 2021

NIH Award for Bridge to Artificial Intelligence. I will be part of the Ethics Core!

Sep 2021

Started as an Assistant Professor at UCSD!

Sep 2021

NSF Award for AI-Driven Wildfire Prevention! Thank you NSF!

July 2021

Selected as a Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences!

July 2021

FAI Award for Fair AI in Medicine! Thank you NSF & Amazon!

July 2021

Keynote @ ICML Workshop for Algorithmic Recourse.