Dr. Emily Ruth Diana

Research Assistant Professor

PhD - University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Diana received her Ph. D. in Statistics and Data Science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she was advised by Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth. Her research focuses on the intersection of ethical algorithm design and socially responsible machine learning. She is the recipient of the 2022 Wharton School’s J. Parker Memorial Bursk Prize for Excellence in Research and has been recognized as both a Rising Star in EECS by MIT and a Future Leader in Data Science by the University of Michigan.

Before Penn, she received a B.A. in Applied Mathematics from Yale College and an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University, and she spent two years as a software developer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, focusing on improving the performance of government finite element physics simulation codes. She also maintains an active collaboration with Amazon AWS.

Starting in September of 2024, Dr. Diana will be an Assistant Professor in the Operations Research group at CMU’s Tepper School of Business.

Dr. Diana also has a personally maintained website which can be found at http://www.ttic.edu/diana.