Senior Policy Fellow

Sorelle Friedler

Sorelle Friedler is a senior policy fellow at Data & Society, and the Shibulal Family Associate Professor of Computer Science at Haverford College. Previously, she served as the assistant director for Data and Democracy in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under the Biden-Harris Administration, where her work included the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights. Her research focuses on the fairness and interpretability of machine learning algorithms, with applications from criminal justice to materials discovery.

Sorelle is a co-founder and former executive committee member of the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAccT) as well as a former program committee co-chair of FAccT and FAT/ML. She has received grants for her work on fairness in machine learning, fairness and social networks, using interpretable machine learning techniques to inform scientific hypotheses, responsible CS education, and policy and discriminatory machine learning. Sorelle holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.A. from Swarthmore College.

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