Finale Doshi-Velez

Finale Doshi-Velez

  • John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Finale Doshi-Velez is excited about methods to turn data into actionable knowledge.  Her core research in machine learning, computational statistics, and data science is inspired by---and often applied to---the objective of accelerating scientific progress and practical impact in healthcare and other domains.


Specifically, she is interested in questions such as: How can we design robust, principled models to combine complex data sets with other knowledge sources?  How can we design models that summarize and generate hypotheses from such data?  How can we characterize the uncertainty in large, heterogeneous data to provide better support for decisions?  Finale Doshi-Velez is interested in developing the probabilistic methods to address these questions.


Prior to joining SEAS, Finale Doshi-Velez was an NSF CI-TRaCS Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School.  She was a Marshall Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge from 2007-2009, and she was named one of IEEE's "AI
Top 10 to Watch" in 2013.

Contact Information

Office:Science Center Room 316.04
Assistant:Jill M Susarrey
Assistant Office:Maxwell Dworkin 343
Assistant Phone:(617) 496-1460
Research Mgr: Ashley E Bens

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