Rumi Chunara

  • Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering and Biostatistics (Global Public Health)


Rumi Chunara

Dr. Chunara is Director of the Center for Health Data Science, and jointly appointed in Computer Science (Engineering) and Biostatistics (Public Health).

Her work and innovations in computer science and biostatistics are driven by themes of public health and equity. These themes have led to a focus on 1) Design and development of data mining and machine learning methods to address challenges related to data and goals of public health and 2) Fairness and ethics in the design and use of data and algorithms embedded in social systems.

She is an NSF CAREER, Facebook Research, Gates Foundation Grand Challenges, MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovators Under 35 and Max Planck Sabbatical award winner.

Research Interests: 1. Public and population health
2. Socio-environmental determinants
3. Machine learning/AI and technology in societal systems (social computing)
4. Algorithmic fairness
5. Inequity and technology

Ph.D., Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

S.M., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

B.S. (Honors), Electrical Engineering

About Me: At Tandon since 2015, jointly appointed at Tandon CSE and the School of Global Public Health in Biostatistics.

My Science: data science, machine learning, statistics, health

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