MIT (undergrad), Columbia University (masters), University of California, San Diego (PhD)
I live in San Francisco and I love comic books, Star Trek, my cat Dax and my dog Enzo.
Hi! My name is Rumman and I work at the biggest tech consulting company in the world, Accenture. I live in San Francisco with my cat Dax and my dog Enzo. I like going outdoors, watching sci fi and reading comic books, and eating sugary cereal when I’m not supposed to.
This year, I was honored to be one of BBC’s 100 women for 2017. You can watch me on TV soon when the documentary comes out!
I’m in charge of Responsible and Ethical AI at the biggest tech consulting company in the world.
At Accenture, my job is to understand what it means to be ethical with AI and make it happen in real life!
My Typical Day
It's different every day! I work with clients around the world, talk to people internally, go to conferences...
It’s hard to say! My job is different every day.
This week, I’m helping design a platform to connect geneticists and biomedical researchers who want to cure ALS.
Next week Monday, I’m going to Stanford University to talk about Ethics and AI.
Tuesday, I am on calls ALL DAY – which means I work from home and get to wear my pj’s.
Wednesday I’m meeting with clients to discuss AI and how we can make solutions for their problems.
Thursday and Friday I’m speaking at a conference in Las Vegas.
It’s pretty interesting!
What I'd do with the money
A data school for refugees
I’m heading up an educational nonprofit called Moderne Academy, which uses project based learning that links Syrian refugees to jobs. I’d use the money to fund the school.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
professional do-gooder (is that 3 words?)
Who is your favourite singer or band?
hard to say!
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I was on the BBC as one of the 100 women for 2017!
What did you want to be after you left school?
someone who helped people
Were you ever in trouble at school?
sometimes, but was generally a pretty good kid
What was your favourite subject at school?
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
to fly. to not need sleep. to eat what i want and not get fat.