Professor Sarah Brown


Sarah M Brown is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and director of the ML4STS Lab at the University of Rhode Island. Previously she was a Data Science Initiative Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University affiliated to the Division of Applied Mathematics and hosted by Professor Bjorn Sandstede and a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley with faculty mentor Professor Mike Jordan. While at UC Berkeley, she was a member of the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Group. She completed a BS in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Biomedical Engineering, a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD in Electrical Engineering all at Northeastern University. Her PhD was focused on Machine Learning for Psychology applications and supervised by Jennifer Dy. Her graduate studies were supported by a Draper Laboratory Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her other professional activities include teaching computational data analysis skills and pedagogy to researchers with The Carpentries. Previously she was treasurer on the Women in Machine Learning, Inc Board of Directors and National Academic Excellence Chair on the National Society of Black Engineers Board of Directors.