Cathy O'Neil is a Fellow with the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. 

O’Neil earned a Ph.D. in math from Harvard and worked as a math professor at Barnard College before switching over to the private sector, working as a quant for the hedge fund D.E. Shaw and as a data scientist in the New York start-up scene. She is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Opinion and in 2016 wrote the book Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. She is the CEO of ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing company, and a member of the Public Interest Tech Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her latest book, The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation, came out in March 2022.


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