Grace Abuhamad

Grace ABUHAMAD is a graduate student in MIT’s Technology and Policy Program (TPP), with research focused on Internet policy at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Before graduate school, Grace served as a Policy Specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Office of International Affairs (OIA), where she coordinated policy on emerging technologies and supported bilateral engagements in South Asia. Prior to government service, Grace managed public policy and multistakeholder strategy for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), based in their Washington, DC office. Grace has a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, and anticipates her master’s degree from MIT in June 2019.

Master’s thesis: “The fallacy of equating “blindness” with fairness : ensuring trust in machine learning applications to consumer credit