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Finale Doshi-Velez granted tenure

Computer scientist approved for role of full professor

image of Finale Doshi-Velez, the John L. Loeb Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Finale Doshi-Velez, the John L. Loeb Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences. (Photo courtesy of Eliza Grinnell/Harvard SEAS)

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow has approved Finale Doshi-Velez, the John L. Loeb Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, to the role of full professor with tenure at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Doshi-Velez’s work focuses on probabilistic machine learning with applications to healthcare. She is interested in building tools to help humans make decisions under uncertainty. Her work includes optimizing treatments for various diseases ranging from HIV to depression.  Her focus on human-facing machine learning also guides her interests in interpretable machine learning models and regulation around algorithmic explanation.

Doshi-Velez received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT and an M.Sc. in Engineering from Cambridge University as a Marshall Fellow.  Prior to joining SEAS, she was postdoc at Harvard Medical School. Doshi-Velez has received an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, an NSF CiTRaCS postdoctoral fellowship, an NSF CAREER award, and an AFOSR Young Investigator award. In 2019, she was awarded the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award by the Graduate Student Council for her mentorship and support of graduate students.

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