Lelia Marie Hampton
Lelia Marie Hampton is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Their research interests are applied ML for society (e.g., pandemic monitoring, climate science), Black feminist philosophy of AI, and safe deployment of AI systems in the real world. They are an MIT Presidential Fellow and Alfred P. Sloan Scholar. They earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Summa Cum Laude, with minors in comparative women’s studies and mathematics from Spelman College (Class of 2020) where they were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. During undergrad, they interned at the MIT Media Lab, Microsoft Research, Georgia Tech Research Institute, and NASA. They have helped to advance AI for health across the African diaspora with their organizations Blackathon and the Afrocomputing Collective.