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Abebe receives ACM dissertation award

Rediet Abebe, S.M. ’16 (applied math), earned the honor for her Ph.D. thesis, "Designing Algorithms for Social Good"

Rediet Abebe

Rediet Abebe, S.M. ’16 (applied math) has received the 2020 Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Dissertation Award for her Ph.D. thesis, "Designing Algorithms for Social Good."

Abebe graduated from Cornell University in December with a Ph.D. in computer science. Currently a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, she will join the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, as an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

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