Dr. Rumman Chowdhury Ph.D.

Responsible AI Fellow, Harvard University, former Director of AI Ethics, Twitter

Dr. Chowdhury is the Chief Scientist of Parity Consulting, Founder and General Partner of Parity Responsible Innovation Fund, and a Responsible AI Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Previously, Dr. Chowdhury was the Director of META (ML Ethics, Transparency, and Accountability) team at Twitter, leading a team of applied researchers and engineers to identify and mitigate algorithmic harms on the platform. Prior to Twitter, she was CEO and founder of Parity AI, an enterprise algorithmic audit platform company. She built and led Accenture’s practice in Responsible AI. She serves on multiple boards, including Oxford University’s Commission on AI and Governance, the UK’s Center for Data Ethics and Governance, the University of Virginia’s Data Science Program, and Patterns, a data science journal by the publishers of Cell. She is also UN Commissioner on the Broadband Commission. She is an active contributor to discourse around responsible technology with bylines in The Atlantic, Wired, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, MIT Technology Review and VentureBeat. Rumman has been featured in international media, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, NPR, MIT Technology Review, BBC, Australian Broadcasting Channel and Nikkei Business Times. She was named one of BBC’s 100 Women, recognized as one of the Bay Area’s Top 40 under 40, and a member of the British Royal Society of the Arts (RSA). She has also been named by Forbes as one of Five Who are Shaping AI. Dr. Chowdhury holds two undergraduate degrees from MIT, a master's degree in Quantitative Methods of the Social Sciences from Columbia University, and a doctorate in political science from the University of California, San Diego.


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