Jessie Smith
PhD Student
Information Science

Jessie J. Smith (Jess) is a fifth year PhD candidate in the department of information science. Jess has a Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly SLO). Her PhD research focuses on AI ethics, machine learning fairness and bias and incorporating ethical speculation in the computer science classroom. Jess's dissertation focuses on operationalizing fairness for industry machine learning ecosystems, with special focus on quantitatively measuring the unobservable experience of fairness. 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.