In the fall semester of 2022, Cornell Engineering welcomed eleven new faculty members. While their fields of study run the gamut from gauging financial risk to understanding and controlling quantum... Read more about Cornell Engineering welcomed eleven new faculty in the fall 2022 semester
Allison Koenecke: Focused on fairness in algorithmic systems
- New Faculty Year: 2022
Assistant Professor, Information Science
Academic focus: Fairness in algorithmic systems
Research summary: I use computational tools – like machine learning and causal inference – to study inequity in algorithmic systems, spanning domains from automated speech-to-text systems to online advertisements for welfare benefits.
What inspired you to pursue a career in this field? Inequity is a constant theme in our lives, in the news, on the internet. I want to do my part in chipping away at it.
What are you most looking forward to as a Cornell Engineering faculty member? Participating in inter-departmental collaborations that apply methods from computer science, economics, and public health towards on-the-ground initiatives centering fairness.
What do you like to do when you’re not working? Play music.