Assistant Professor
Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of California, San Diego

Pronouns: he, him


My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, optimization, and human-centered design. I develop methods to promote the responsible use of machine learning in medicine, consumer finance, and the physical sciences. In particular, I study topics like algorithmic fairness, interpretability, and personalization.

Previously, I held research positions at Google AI and 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 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT, and Bachelors degrees in Operations Research and Economics from UC Berkeley.


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.