Spring Invited Talks and Presentations


  • Berkeley: AFOG Seminar Series, Feb. 19. 2019.
  • Stanford: RAIN Seminar Series, Feb. 20, 2019.
  • Ashoka U: Ashoka U Exchange, Feb. 22, 2019.
  • Johns Hopkins: CLSP Seminar Series, Mar. 4, 2019.
  • Univ. of Maryland, College Park: Inclusion Seminar Series, Mar. 5, 2019.
  • Columbia: Department of Computer Science, Mar. 7, 2019.
  • NIH: NIAID Workshop on Statistical Challenges and Opportunities in HIV/AIDS Research, Mar. 23, 2019.
  • MIT Tech. Review: EmTech Digital, Mar. 25, 2019.
  • Rockefeller Foundation: Mar. 26, 2019.
  • Cornell Tech: Behavioral Economics for Tech, March 27, 2019.
  • Georgia Tech: Data Science for Social Good Workshop, Apr. 1, 2019.
  • Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor: MISC Seminar Series, Apr. 2, 2019.
  • Y Combinator: invited participant for YC 120, Apr. 26-28, 2019.
  • Brown: Computing for Social Good Series, April 29, 2019.
  • Cornell: SCAN Seminar Series, May 6, 2019.
  • NBER: Machine Learning for Health care, May 10, 2019.
  • CCC: Workshop on Economics and Fairness, May 22-23, 2019.
  • PLSC: Privacy Law Scholars Conference, May 30-31, 2019.
  • Marketplace Innovation: Workshop on Marketplace Innovation, June 4-5, 2019.
  • MD4SG: 3rd Workshop on Mechanism Design for Social Good, June 28, 2019.

  • Previous Talks and Events


  • Bloomberg: I was an honoree for the Bloomberg 50, people who defined global business, as a one to watch for the coming year. [Link]
  • Forbes: I wrote a piece on some strategies to make AI research work for all of society. [Link]
  • NeurIPS: I co-chaired the 2nd Black in AI Workshop at NeurIPS on December 7th. [Link]
  • MD4SG: we held the 2nd MD4SG colloquium talk with Prof. Al Roth on Dec 13th. [Link]
  • Cornell Tech: I was on a panel on AI and society organized by Cornell Tech & the Roosevelt Island community on Dec. 13, 2018. [Link]
  • CMU: I gave a talk in the AI Seminar Series on Dec. 11, 2018.
  • Pitt: I gave a talk in the visiting scholar series at the University of Pittsburgh on Dec. 7, 2018.
  • Paper: our paper on higher-order link prediction has been published in PNAS. [Link]
  • Cornell: I gave a colloquium talk on 11/27.
  • Interview: I was interviewed for Tilted: A Lean In Podcast about AI and gender bias. [Link]
  • MD4SG: we hosted the 1st talk in our MD4SG Colloquium Series with Prof Canice Prendergast. [Video]
  • MD4SG: we wrote a paper on MD4SG for AI Matters. [PDF]
  • NeurIPS: I'm serving as a PC for the Workshop on Machine Learning for the Developing World at NeurIPS. [Link]
  • ICML: I am serving on the Program Committee for ICML-19. [Link]
  • TEDx: I gave a TEDx talk on AI and society in September. [Link]
  • Talk: I spoke at the Artificial Intelligence and Journalism Symposium at the University of Syracuse in October. [Link]
  • Talk: I spoke at the Education in the 21st century Symposium on AI at the University of Ottowa in October. [Link]
  • Talk: I gave a talk at in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University in September.
  • Interview: I was featured in a podcast episode on AI for Good by Element AI. [Link]
  • UN: I spoke at the World Youth Skills Day at the UN in July. [Link]
  • FAT*: I served on the Program Committee for the ACM FAT* Conference. [Link]
  • EC: I co-chaired the 2nd MD4SG workshop at EC '18. [Link]
  • MD4SG: Our report on the 1st MD4SG workshop is up on SIGecom exchanges. [PDF]
  • Media: I was recently featured in an article by the Communications of the ACM. [Link]
  • WWW: I was selected as one 19 best reviewers out of over 1200 reviewers. [Link]
  • MoMA: I gave an invited talk at the Museum of Modern Art. [Link]
  • UN: I spoke at a CSW62 event at the AU Permanent Mission to the UN. [Link]
  • Media: I was recently featured in an article by Levers in Heels, a platform highlighting African women in STEM. [Link]
  • KDD: Our paper on opinion dynamics will be presented as a long paper at KDD '18. [PDF]
  • AIES: I presented at the first AI, Ethics and Society Conference.
  • AAAI: I presented our paper on overexposure in viral marketing at AAAI-18.
  • NIPS: I presented at the Machine Learning for the Developing World workshop at NIPS '17.
  • Facebook: I was featured in a post and gave a talk at the Facebook Fellows Workshop.
  • Facebook: I'm honored to be a recipient of the Facebook Scholarship for the 2017-2019 academic years!
  • Microsoft: Here is a video of me talking about my experience at Microsoft Research-New England!
  • WWW: I served on the Program Committee for the research track on Social Networks & Graph Analysis at the 26th World Wide Web Conference (WWW '17)!
  • Google: I'm honored to be awarded the 2016-2017 Google Generation Scholarship!