The ACM FAccT Steering Committee is responsible for representing the interests of the ACM FAccT community, shaping the future trajectory of the conference, and deciding substantive matters related to the conference. This includes approving conference locations and key personnel; approving new members of the Executive Committee; amending the conference bylaws; etc. Steering Committee members may serve two two-year terms.
All SC members state that they act in an individual capacity, and not as a representative of their employer(s) and/or funder(s).
Abigail Jacobs is employed at the University of Michigan, in the School of Information and in the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts; this is a public university and so she is an employee of the state of Michigan. Through competitive external proposals, she has received funding from the Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab grant (active 2023-2024) which does not play a role in any aspect of research or publishing. She was an intern and had intermittent consulting roles with Microsoft Research NYC between June 2015 and July 2017. In an individual capacity, she has received honoraria from Data & Society, which is a 501c3 non-profit. Funding-related decisions at Data and Society are guided by a gift acceptance policy to maintain its independence; all funders past and present are posted on the organization's website.
Alexandra Olteanu is employed by Microsoft, where she is a principal researcher part of Microsoft Research, and an associate industry member (unremunerated) at the Quebec AI Institute (Mila). As part of Microsoft Research-Mila collaborations, Alexandra is also involved in several research projects in collaboration with Mila members that are funded by Microsoft Research. She has served on NSF grant review panels but has declined any payment. In 2019, Alexandra has co-organized a CIFAR workshop on AI & Democracy which was funded by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) through a competitive call for proposals. Before joining Microsoft Research, she was employed by IBM where she was a social good fellow part of IBM Research.
Alice Xiang is employed by Sony Group Corporation and Sony AI.
Angela Xiao Wu is an associate professor in media, culture and communication at New York University. She currently holds a residential fellowship at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2023-2024). She also has an honorary (unremunerated) appointment with the Center on Digital Culture and Society at the University of Pennsylvania as a research affiliate. Her present work has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Henry Luce Foundation, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the American Association of University Women. She is also serving as a co-PI on a collaborative project jointly funded by grants from NYU and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, a public university.
I receive a salary from the University of Chicago. I occasionally receive royalties from the publishers or books and magazine articles that I write. I have no corporate or governmental funding.
Berk Ustun is employed at the University of California, San Diego (September 2021 –present). He was previously employed by Google as an Visiting Scholar in the Responsible AI Organization (October 2020 – September 2021). Through competitive proposals submitted through UCSD and collaborating academic institutions, he has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation (ITE 2134904, IIS 2040880, IIS 2313105), part of which was provided as an unrestricted gift from Amazon to UCSD through the NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon (2021–). He has also received research grants from the National Institute of Health as part of the Bridge2AI Program (U54HG012510; from 2022 - 2026), as well an an Amazon Research Award (2022). In an individual capacity, he has received payment from the NSF for participating in grant review panels, from the Partnership on AI and Data and Society Research Institute for participating in various panels on responsible AI.
Chenhao Tan is employed at the University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA). Previously, he was at the University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO, USA) and an employee of the State of Colorado. Through his university, he has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, Amazon, Google, IBM, JP Morgan, Meta, Open Philanthropy, and Salesforce. In his individual capacity, he has received payment from the NSF for participating in grant review panels and honorariums from various organizations for speaking.
Dallas Card is employed at the University of Michigan, where he is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information. Through competitive internal proposals, he has received funding from the University of Michigan Institute for Data Science. In his previous role as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University, he was supported, in part, by funding from the Stanford Data Science Institute.
Damini Satija is employed by Amnesty International USA which is a 501c3 non-profit. The current funders of her work are the Dutch Postcode Lottery fund. She is also an advisory board member at the University College Dublin's Centre for Digital Policy which is partially funded by Microsoft. Prior to this, she was working in a UK government body. She has also served in the College of Peer Reviewers for the UK National Research Centre of Excellence in Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence Online (REPHRAIN), funded by UK Research and Innovation, a public body in the UK.
Fabro Steibel is emploiyed at ITS Rio. He has a post-doc in media & technology at UFF University, and a lawyer degree at FAE. Fabro is an alumni at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. He is a former member of the Global Council at the World Economic Forum, has a PhD at the University of Leeds, and his past institutions include UCSD (USA), UN University (China), and UFF (Brazil). He is a member of the National Data Protection Council at the DAP of Brazil.
My research group is funded by research awards from the U.S. National Science Foundation, internal (to Harvard) faculty awards, and gifts from Google, Oracle, IBM, and Amazon. Corporate gifts do not have reporting and research deliverable expectations attached. In the past, I have advised students who received industry fellowships (e.g., Meta Ph.D. Fellowship). I also host visitors sponsored by funds from their local government (e.g., State of São Paulo Research Foundation in Brazil).
He is employed, as Professor of ICT and Law, at the iHub Institute and the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences (iCIS) of Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He has received grants from the same university, paid from the university’s own budget. As part of a consortium called FINDHR, he has received a research grant from the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement No 101070212. In 2017, he has received a personal research grant from the European Union’s Marie Curie program. Some organisations paid his university for reports (co)authored by him, most recently the Dutch Ministry of Justice (2019), the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (2019), and the European Parliament (2017). Sometimes an organisation pays his university if he gives a keynote etc. (no payment ever exceeded 5000 Euro). Conference organisers etc. have paid for travel and hotel costs (no payment ever exceeded 5000 Euro).
In the last 36 months, I have been the recipient of funding from the MacArthur Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Kush Varshney is employed at International Business Machines Corporation (since 2010). He has not had any external research funding.
No additional funding sources to disclose.
Manuel Gomez Rodriguez is employed by the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, which is a public entity in Germany. He has received an ERC Starting Grant in 2020-2025.
No additional funding sources to disclose.
Michael Veale is employed at University College London. In this role he has received funding in the past 5 years from the UK Government (UKRI), the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), and the Fondation Botnar, a charitable research grant-giving organisation based in Switzerland. In an individual capacity, Michael Veale has received fees for consultancy, writing, reviewing, being on advisory committees, and speaking in the last five years from the Open Society Foundations, MODA.ES, New Scientist, Prada spa, the Open Rights Group, the Ada Lovelace Institute, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the MacArthur Foundation, Otto Schmidt Publishing, AWO, Netzpolitik, Kapital Group, Keystone, BEUC, the Digital Freedom Fund, the Law Society of England and Wales, Allegheny County Department of Human Services (for a published independent ethics report), the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the UK's Information Commissioner's Office.
Min Kyung Lee is employed at the University of Texas at Austin, where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information. UT Austin is a public university, so she is an employee of the State of Texas. She has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Swedish Research Council (Forte), Swedish AFA Insurance, and UT Austin’s Good Systems and Humanities Institutes.
I have received funds as an FTE from Sony AI between 2022-2024. Furthermore, I still act as external paid consultant of the organisation.
I have served as a (co)-PI on grants received from the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Program, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and Alfred P Sloan Foundation.
Ricardo Baeza-Yates is Director of Research at the Institute for Experiential AI of Northeastern University. He is also a part-time Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and Universidad de Chile in Santiago. Occasionally he does technical consulting on responsible AI for non-gubernamental organizations and industry as well as technical advice to startups.
Richard Zemel is employed at Columbia University (July 2021-present) and by Amazon as an Amazon Scholar within Amazon Alexa (January 2022-present). At Columbia he holds the Trianthe Dakolias Professorship of Engineering and Applied Science. Through competitive proposals submitted through Columbia, he has received grant funding from the NSF, ONR, and Google. He was previously employed by the University of Toronto as a faculty member, and the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence as the Research Director. He has also received research grants from the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.
Sarah M Brown is employed at the University of Rhode Island, where she is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the department of Computer Science and Statistics; this is a public institution, so she is an employee of the state of Rhode Island. She received external funding through the IBM Global University Program Academic Award(2021-2022).From 2018-2020 she was employed at Brown University, funded by the National Science Foundation. In an individual capacity, she has received payment from the NSF for participating in grant review panels.
Sarah Fox is employed by Carnegie Mellon University, where she is an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Computer Science. She has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Transportation, the Computing Research Association, and the Public Interest Technology University Network (an initiative of New America). She has also received internal funding from CMU research centers including the Block Center for Technology and Society and Traffic21 (a University Transportation Center supported by the Department of Transportation). Prior to CMU, Fox was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, San Diego and a PhD student at the University of Washington, where her research was supported by the Design Lab and the National Science Foundation, respectively. While a Visiting PhD Researcher at University of California, Berkeley, her research was additionally supported by the Center for Technology, Society & Policy and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. She was employed as a research intern at Intel Labs in 2013, Microsoft Research in 2014, and Google in 2016.
Vinhcent is employed by The Greenlining Institute (GLI), a non-profit racial equity advocacy organization. GLI receives funding from a variety of sources including individual donors, fee for service work, and grants from a variety of institutional donors for either general operating support or for specific programmatic work. Donors include: Crankstart Foundation (Non-profit), Gerbode Foundation (Non-profit), Heising-Simons Foundation (Non-profit), James Irvine Foundation (Non-profit), San Francisco Foundation (Non-profit), Surdna Foundation (Non-profit).
William Isaac is employed at Google DeepMind. In 2020 & 2021, he received workshop grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and Open Society Foundations.
Affiliations are listed for informational purposes only. Members do not represent their organizations.
We are grateful to our previous members of the Steering Committee, for the advice and encouragement they have provided to the conference and the broader community.