Briana Vecchione is a researcher & data scientist studying fairness, accountability, transparency, and ethics in machine learning & artificial intelligence. Currently, she works as a Senior Fellow within Microsoft New York's Technology & Civic Engagement team and NASA's Datanaut program. Previously, Briana’s worked on various projects through Microsoft Research, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, the Manhattan Borough President's Office, Square, & others. She's an award-winning scholar with organizations like the National Science Foundation, the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Anita Borg Institute.
A frequent public speaker, Briana has been seen at venues like Bloomberg, Microsoft, Facebook, Sony, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cornell Tech, and Carnegie Mellon. She's an active member of Data & Society and BetaNYC as well as a discussion group participant within the Microsoft Research ML/AI fairness group.
In her free time, Briana gives cryptoparty workshops on digital privacy and security to at-risk communities in the New York City area.