Bio

Allison Woodruff is a senior staff user experience researcher on Google’s Security & Privacy User Experience team, currently focusing on algorithmic fairness. Prior to working at Google, Allison worked at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and Intel Labs Berkeley. Allison is a co-inventor on 20 issued patents and has published extensively on topics such as algorithmic fairness, privacy, mobile computing, domestic technology, sustainability, citizen science, and information visualization. She has conducted research in a wide range of settings, such as green homes, low-income neighborhoods, religious environments, museums, amusement parks, traditional work environments, and street sweeper maintenance yards. She received her PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where she was advised by Michael Stonebraker.