Chinasa T. Okolo, Ph.D.
I am a recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. At Cornell, my research leveraged ethnographic methods to understand how frontline healthcare workers in rural India perceive and value AI and analyzed how AI explainability can meet the needs of novice technology users in the Global South. My work has been supported by The National GEM Consortium, Oracle Corporation, NANOG, Google, and the NSF.
My research interests include AI governance & policy, AI literacy, human-centered AI, explainable AI, data economies, African development, and global health.
I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri to Nigerian immigrants. I proudly graduated from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy and the KCPS Early College Academy at MCC - Penn Valley, earning both a high school diploma and Associate's degree. For fun, I like to read intriguing articles, travel the world, and scroll down my Twitter feed.
I've started a new position at the Brookings Institution, my new website will be located at www.chinasatokolo.com!