Carnegie Mellon University

Alexandra Chouldechova

Dr. Alexandra Chouldechova

Estella Loomis McCandless Assistant Professor of Statistics and Public Policy, Heinz College

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Dr. Alexandra Chouldechova is the Estella Loomis McCandless Assistant Professor of Statistics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Her research investigates questions of algorithmic fairness and accountability in data-driven decision-making systems, with a domain focus on criminal justice and human services. Her work has been supported through funding from organizations including the Hillman Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with Amazon. She is a member of the executive committee for the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FAccT), and previously served as a Program Committee co-Chair for the conference.

Dr. Chouldechova is a 2020 Research Fellow with the Partnership on AI, where she is working on understanding factors that drive racial bias in algorithmic risk assessment tools being developed for use in pre-trial, parole and sentencing contexts. She is also a member of the Pittsburgh Task Force on Public Algorithms.

Dr. Chouldechova received her PhD in Statistics from Stanford University and an H.B.Sc. in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Toronto.