Emily Black

Assistant Professor


Computer Science


Milstein 506
Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm



Emily Black is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her research concerns fairness and accountability in AI systems. In other words, she creates methods to determine whether AI systems will cause various types of harm to the public, studying the equity impacts of AI systems in high-stakes settings, such as the government, and connecting her own and related research to the legal and policy worlds to help better regulate AI systems. Professor Black’s work is necessarily interdisciplinary as she aims to prevent harm from AI systems used in a variety of contexts: she works with lawyers, accountants, civil society advocates, and others to try to prevent algorithmic harm in practice.