Jessie Smith
PhD Student
Information Science

Jessie J. Smith (Jess) is a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Information Science. Jess received her bachelor's degree in software engineering from Cal Poly in 2018. Her PhD research focuses on AI ethics, machine learning fairness and bias and incorporating ethical speculation in the computer science classroom. More recently, Jess has been doing research on operationalizing human-centered transparency and fairness in machine learning, with special focus on recommender systems. Jess loves to engage in public scholarship about her research to encourage transparency and interdisciplinary dialogue about the unintended consequences of technology. She is also the co-host and co-creator of The Radical AI Podcast.