Alexandra Chouldechova

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Alex Chouldechova is a Principal Researcher in the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics (FATE) group at Microsoft Research NYC.  She is currently on leave from CMU, where she is the Estella Loomis McCandless Associate Professor of Statistics and Public Policy at the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Her research investigates questions of algorithmic fairness and accountability in pre-trained models and data-driven decision-making systems, with a domain focus on criminal justice and human services. Her work has been supported through funding from organizations including the Hillman Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon. She is a member of the executive committee for the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT), and previously served as a Program Committee co-Chair for the conference.  Dr. Chouldechova was a 2020 Research Fellow with the Partnership on AI, served on the Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms and the Arnold Ventures Pretrial Research Advisory Board, and was an Amazon Scholar with AWS AI.  She received her PhD in Statistics from Stanford University and an H.B.Sc. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Toronto.