Katherine Heller

Research Scientist, Google Research
Invited Speaker

Katherine Heller is a Research Scientist in the Responsible AI organization in Google Research. She leads the Context in AI Research (CAIR) group, which focuses on understanding the context in which are AI systems are being developed and deployed. Prior to Google, she was faculty in the Statistical Science department at Duke university, where she collaborated across many disciplines to develop and integrate multiple machine learning systems into hospitals and clinical care including: a sepsis detection system which has been integrated into the Duke University Hospital Emergency Departments, a system for detecting the likelihood of complications resulting from surgery, and a nationally released mobile study on Multiple Sclerosis. She is committed to the inclusion of all people in the development of medical technology. Before joining Google, she was at Duke University in Statistical Science, Neurobiology, Neurology, Computer Science, and Electrical and Computer Engineering. She was the recipient of an NSF CAREER award and a first round BRAIN initiative award. Katherine received her PhD from the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at UCL, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge and MIT.