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Katherine Heller


Katherine is a research scientist in Google Brain and a member of Brain Health Research. She works at the boundary Machine Learning (ML) and Healthcare, particularly focusing on fairness and ethics in the ML+Health space, and the development of inclusive mobile health technology. Prior to joining Google, she was Statistical Science faculty at Duke University, where she developed a sepsis detection system now in use at Duke University Hospital, and a nationally released iOS app which tries to complete the picture of peoples' Multiple Sclerosis course between clinic visits. Katherine received a BS in CS and Applied Math from SUNY Stony Brook, an MS in CS from Columbia University, and a PhD in Machine Learning from the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unity at UCL. She was then a postdoc on an EPSRC fellowship in Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and an NSF postoc fellow in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.

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