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Dr Chris Russell

Research Associate

Dr Chris Russell

Research Associate


Chris Russell has been a research affiliate at OII and a member of the Governance of Emerging Technology programme since 2019,  where he works primarily on algorithmic fairness and Explainable AI. His work on explainability (with Sandra Wachter and Brent Mittelstadt of the OII) is cited in the guidelines to the GDPR and forms part of the TensorFlow “What-if tool”. He was one of the first researchers to propose the use of causal models in reasoning about fairness (namely Counterfactual Fairness), and continues to work extensively on computer vision. Dr Russell has worked at AWS since 2020. Prior to this, he was a Group Leader in Safe and Ethical AI at the Alan Turing Institute, and a Reader in Computer Vision and Machine Learning at the University of Surrey.

Research Interests

Algorithmic Fairness, Explainable AI, machine learning, computer vision.

Positions at the OII

  • Research Associate, December 2019 -


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