Mechanism Design for Social Good

This event is a part of the 2019-2020 Program on Data and Governance’s Data Points Lecture Series, sponsored by Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

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Mechanism Design for Social Good
Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 12:00-1:15 (Lunch provided)
Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law
Drinko Hall, 55 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Featured Speaker: Rediet Abebe

In this Data Points lecture, we welcome Rediet Abebe, a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University. She will share insights from her research on algorithms and AI applications for the social good. Her research is deeply influenced by her upbringing in her hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has been covered by Forbes, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post.

Ms. Abebe holds an M.A. from the University of Cambridge and an M.A. and a B.A. in mathematics from Harvard. She was recently named one of 35 Innovators Under 35 by the MIT Technology Review and honored in the 2019 Bloomberg 50 list as a “one to watch.” She co-founded and co-organizes Mechanism Design for Social Good (MD4SG), a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research initiative working to improve opportunity access for historically under-served and disadvantaged communities and has also co-founded Black in AI, a non-profit organization tackling diversity and inclusion issues in the field.