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Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Computer Science

Dr. Katie Creel is an assistant professor of philosophy and computer science at Northeastern University, holding joint appointments in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Her research explores the moral, political, and epistemic implications of machine learning as it is used in automated decision-making and in science.

Before joining Northeastern, Creel was the Embedded EthiCS fellow in the Center for Ethics in Society and the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University. In this role, she worked with the Stanford Computer Science department to embed ethics in the core curriculum. Creel worked as a software engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and subsequently pursued her doctorate in history and philosophy of science from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a master’s in philosophy from Simon Fraser University, and a bachelor’s in computer science and philosophy from Williams College.

  • Education

    Ph.D., 2020, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

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