Dr. Suresh Venkatasubramanian is a professor of Data Science and Computer Science at Brown University, and deputy director of Brown’s Data Science Initiative. His background is in algorithms and computational geometry, as well as data mining and machine learning. His research interests include algorithmic fairness and the impact of automated decision-making systems in society. In 2021–2022, Venkatasubramanian served as an assistant director for science and justice in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he co-authored its Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights. He has served on Data and Society’s Board of Directors since 2022.
Previously, Venkatasubramanian was the John and Marva Warnock assistant professor at the University of Utah, where he received a CAREER award from the NSF for his work in the geometry of probability. In 2017, he received the Influential Paper Award at the International Conference on Data Engineering for his work on privacy. A founding member of the FAccT conference, Venkatasubramanian is a former board member of the ACLU in Utah and a past member of the Computing Research Association’s Computing Community Consortium Council, New York City’s Failure to Appear Tool Research Advisory Council, the research advisory council for the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, and the Utah state auditor’s Commission on Protecting Privacy and Preventing Discrimination.