Alumni News Brief
Abebe will be first black woman to receive computer science Ph.D. from Cornell
Abebe's research focuses on AI for social good
Rediet Abebe, S.M. ’16 (applied math) will become the first black woman to earn a computer science Ph.D. from Cornell University when she graduates on Dec. 21.
Abebe’s research focuses on AI for social good. She designs and deploys algorithmic, discrete optimization, network-based, and computational techniques to improve access to opportunity for historically disadvantaged communities. She is also a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows.
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