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Abebe highlighted by Cornell Chronicle

Rediet Abebe was the first black woman to earn a computer science Ph.D. at Cornell University

Rediet Abebe

Rediet Abebe, S.M. ’16 (applied math), who was the first black woman to earn a computer science Ph.D. at Cornell University in 2019, was highlighted in the Cornell Chronicle.

The article discusses Abebe’s research on algorithms and AI, with a focus on equity and justice concerns. She designs and analyzes algorithmic, computational, discrete optimization, and network-based techniques to improve access to opportunity for historically underserved and disadvantaged communities.

Currently a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, Abebe will join the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, as an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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