Briana Vecchione

I'm currently a second-year Information Science PhD student at Cornell University and supported by a Google Women Techmakers scholarship. Starting Fall 2020 I will be supported by a Facebook Fellowship.

I'm interested in the design, measurement, and evaluation of AI/ML systems, with particular attention to structural issues of algorithmic bias in public policy and human-centered domains. In the past, I've worked as a research scientist or fellow at Spotify and Microsoft. Much of my time is spent as an affiliate of AI Policy and Practice, Information Science Graduate Student Association, Mechanism Design for Social Good, and Graduate Women in Science. I've also been a feature or keynote speaker at Bloomberg, Facebook, Sony, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In my spare time, I do my best to make time for travel, music, reading, and amateur photography.

Talks & Workshops


Datasheets for Datasets (arxiv) (under review)
Short version appeared at FATML 2018
Timnit Gebru, Jamie Morgenstern, Briana Vecchione, Jennifer Wortman Vaughan, Hanna Wallach, Hal Daumé III, and Kate Crawford.

Recommending Podcasts for Cold-Start Users Based on Music Listening and Taste
(under review)
Zahra Nazari, Christophe Charbuillet, Johan Pages, Martin Laurent, Denis Charrier, Briana Vecchione and Benjamin Carterette