PhD candidate computer science, Cornell University, Co-Founder, Black in AI & Mechanism Design for Social Good
Rediet Abebe is a computer scientist with a strong interest in the promotion of equality and justice. She co-founded and co-organizes Black in AI, an international network of individuals focused on increasing the presence and inclusion of Black and African researchers in artificial intelligence, as well as Mechanism Design for Social Good, a group that aims to use techniques from algorithms and AI to improve access to opportunity for all. Rediet believes that these disciplines can be a powerful tool for understanding and mitigating socioeconomic inequality. Her work has been deeply influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she lived until moving to the U.S. in 2009.