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Joshua Kroll, UC Berkeley School of Information

UC Berkeley School of Information
Postdoctoral Research Scholar & Computer Scientist
Joshua A. Kroll, PhD, is a computer scientist and leading expert
recognized internationally for his work on responsibility and
accountability in computer systems, especially automated
decision-making systems and systems that use data science, machine
learning, and artificial intelligence. As a Postdoctoral Research
Scholar at the School of Information at the University of California,
Berkeley, he studies how technology fits within a human-driven,
normative context and how it satisfies goals driven by ideals such as
fairness, accountability, transparency, security, privacy, and

Joshua has helped to develop and lead the field of fairness,
accountability, and transparency in computer systems. His paper
"Accountable Algorithms", published in the University of Pennsylvania
Law Review (Vol. 165, 2016-17) received the Future of Privacy Forum's
Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award in 2017. Joshua has also
organized related research venues, including the Workshop on Fairness,
Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning (FAT/ML) and the
Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (FAT*).

Joshua holds a Bachelor's degree in physics and mathematics from
Harvard College as well as a Master's degree and a Doctorate in
computer science from Princeton University. His previous research work
spans accountable algorithms, cryptography, software security, formal
methods, Bitcoin, and several aspects of technology policy.